Peter Lindsay

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The Honourable
Peter Lindsay
Member of the Australian Parliament
for Herbert
In office
2 March 1996 – 19 July 2010
Preceded by Ted Lindsay
Succeeded by Ewen Jones
Personal details
Born (1944-05-04) 4 May 1944 (age 72)
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Nationality Australian
Political party Liberal Party of Australia
Occupation Journalist
Billboard for the 2007 election

Peter John Lindsay OAM (born 4 May 1944), Australian politician, was a Liberal Party of Australia member of the Australian House of Representatives from March 1996 to July 2010, representing the Division of Herbert, Queensland. In January 2007 he was appointed to the position of Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Defence in the Howard Government. He was born in Brisbane, Queensland, and was a television station production manager and General Manager of Townsville Television from 1972 to 1996 before entering politics. He was a member of the City of Townsville City Council from 1985 to 1996.[1]

In January 2010, Lindsay announced he would not contest the 2010 federal election.[2] Then in 2011, Lindsay became a strategic advisor for Origin Net, a telecommunications company headquartered in Sydney and in 2012, Lindsay was appointed as the Chairman of Guildford Coal.[3] In 2014, Lindsay accepted the appointment of Deputy Chancellor James Cook University.[4] In 2016, Peter was awarded the medal of the Order of Australia.[5]


  1. ^ The Hon Peter Lindsay MP, Member for Herbert (Qld), Parliament of Australia, 20 January 2010.
  2. ^ Lyons, Niki: Lindsay quits politics, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, 27 January 2010.
  3. ^ Avery, Mike (18 April 2012). "Guildford Appoints Independent Chairman" (PDF). ASX. Retrieved 3 September 2015. 
  4. ^ Davis, Richard (17 June 2014). "JCU's New Governing Body". JCU. Retrieved 3 September 2015. 
  5. ^ Fagan, Bruce (13 June 2016). "MEDAL (OAM) OF THE ORDER OF AUSTRALIA IN THE GENERAL DIVISION" (PDF). Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia. Retrieved 13 June 2016. 

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Parliament of Australia
Preceded by
Ted Lindsay
Member for Herbert
Succeeded by
Ewen Jones