Peter Dowling

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Peter Dowling
Member of the Queensland Parliament for Redlands
In office
21 March 2009 – 31 January 2015
Preceded by John English
Succeeded by Matt McEachan
Personal details
Born (1961-08-12) 12 August 1961 (age 55)
Leicester, England
Political party Liberal National Party

Peter James Dowling (born 12 August 1961) is an Australian politician. He was a Liberal National Party member of the Legislative Assembly of Queensland from 2009 to 2015, representing the electorate of Redlands.

Dowling was born in Leicester, England. Before entering politics he was a labourer, painter and decorator and sales representative. In 2000, he was elected to Redland City Council representing Division 4, which covers Victoria Point and Coochiemudlo Island; he was deputy mayor 2006–08. In 2009, he was elected to the Legislative Assembly of Queensland as the Liberal National Party member for Redlands, defeating Labor MP John English.[1]

In August 2013 Dowling stood aside as chair of the Parliamentary Ethics Committee after it was revealed he sent explicit text messages and images, including a picture of his penis in a glass of red wine, to a former mistress.[2]


  1. ^ "Peter James Dowling". Queensland Parliamentary Library. Retrieved 31 May 2009. 
  2. ^ Stephens, Kim (6 August 2013). "LNP MP Peter Dowling stands down in sexting scandal". Retrieved 6 August 2013. 
Parliament of Queensland
Preceded by
John English
Member for Redlands
Succeeded by
Matt McEachan