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Minister for Natural Resources, Mines and Energy

Queensland Minister for Natural Resources, Mines and Energy Anthony Lynham

Dr Anthony Lynham MP

Member for Stafford
Minister for Natural Resources, Mines and Energy

Dr Anthony Lynham is the Minister for Natural Resources, Mines and Energy.

Before entering Parliament as the Member for the Brisbane seat of Stafford in 2014, Dr Lynham worked as a maxillofacial surgeon. Dr Lynham is an Adjunct Professor at QUT and an Associate Professor at the University of Queensland (UQ) School of Medicine. Upon his election in July 2014, he served as the Shadow Minister for Education, Innovation, Science and Information Technology, Shadow Minister for Primary Industries and Fisheries, and shadow spokesman for the public service assisting the Leader.

Dr Lynham graduated in medicine from the University of Newcastle and completed his maxillofacial surgery training in Queensland. He is a fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. He worked most of his medical career at the Royal Brisbane and Women's hospital and is part of a research team at Prince Charles Hospital. Dr Lynham also served in the Australian Army.

As a surgeon who continuously dealt with the aftermath of violence, including domestic violence, Dr Lynham is a passionate opponent of all forms of violence. Before entering Parliament, Dr Lynham was a prominent advocate of policies to minimise alcohol-fuelled violence. He is also a White Ribbon ambassador.

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Last updated: 5 January 2018


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