Queensland’s Labor opposition has decided not to appoint Dr Anthony Lynham, who won the Stafford by-election with flying colours, as its health spokesman.
Queensland’s newest Labor MP, Dr Anthony Lynham, will not be the opposition health spokesman.
Dr Lynham, a surgeon who won the Stafford by-election in July with an 18 per cent swing against the LNP government, was sworn in on Tuesday.
Opposition Leader Annastacia Palaszczuk immediately announced a minor reshuffle of the Labor frontbench.
While there was speculation Dr Lynham would take on the health portfolio, Ms Palaszczuk has named him opposition spokesman for education, science, IT and innovation, and fisheries.
Bundamba MP Jo-Ann Miller will continue as Labor’s health spokeswoman.
Redcliffe MP Yvette D’Ath, who won a by-election in February, will take on the opposition justice and attorney-general, disability services and housing portfolios.