Anthony Lynham

Anthony Joseph Lynham (born 12 April 1960) is an Australian politician who is a Labor Party member of the Legislative Assembly of Queensland representing the electoral district of Stafford. He is currently the Queensland Minister for Natural Resources, Mines and Energy. Lynham was an oral and maxillofacial surgeon.

Dr Anthony Lynham

Minister for State Development of Queensland
Assumed office
16 February 2015
PremierAnnastacia Palaszczuk
Preceded byJeff Seeney
Minister for Natural Resources and Mines of Queensland
Assumed office
16 February 2015
PremierAnnastacia Palaszczuk
Preceded byAndrew Cripps
Member of the Queensland Parliament
for Stafford
Assumed office
19 July 2014
Preceded byChris Davis
Majority5,341 (9.59%)
Personal details
Anthony Joseph Lynham

(1960-04-12) 12 April 1960
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Political partyLabor
Alma materUniversity of Queensland
University of Newcastle
ProfessionOral and maxillofacial surgeon

Dental and Medical career

Lynham is a former maxillofacial surgeon who was a consultant surgeon at the Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital. He also was a member of the hospital trauma team. He graduated in Dentistry from University of Queensland and Medicine from Newcastle University. He holds a surgical fellowship from the Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh in the general stream. Further training was completed in Switzerland. One of his roles was the training of maxillofacial surgeons both at the college and hospital level. He is an active researcher and has published regularly. He is an associate professor at the University of Queensland and an adjunct professor at the Queensland University of Technology.

Political career

Lynham was first elected on 19 July 2014 at the Stafford by-election, which resulted from the resignation of former member Chris Davis, defeating the Liberal National candidate Bob Andersen with a 62 percent two-party vote from a 19-point two-party-preferred swing.[1] Lynham then entered the Shadow Cabinet.[2]

Palaszczuk government

On 16 February 2015, he was sworn in as Minister for State Development and Minister for Natural Resources and Mines in the Palaszczuk Ministry.[3]


  1. Green, Antony. "2014 Stafford by-election". ABC News Elections. Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Retrieved 20 July 2014.
  2. "Labor Shadow Cabinet Changes". My Sunshine Coast. 4 August 2014.
  3. "Queensland's new Labor Cabinet sworn in at Government House". Australian Broadcasting Corporation 16 February 2015. Retrieved 16 February 2015.
Parliament of Queensland
Preceded by
Chris Davis
Member for Stafford

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