Dr Peter Lynch


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Candidate for Kooyong

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Dr Peter Lynch has had a long medical career as a specialist physician, clinical director, public health official and health services board director.

As a student in the 1970's he became involved in both local and international social justice and environmental issues.

The son of a state school principal and a public service secretary, he won a scholarship to Melbourne University prior to the abolition of university fees by the Whitlam government. After graduating in Medicine, he qualified as a Fellow of the College of Physicians and did a Masters at the University of New South Wales.

Peter worked as a Physician and Geriatrician in a wide variety of clinical, management and research positions in Victoria, Northern Territory, and the UK, in both the public and private sectors over the past 40 years.

He has been a senior public health official in Victoria and a member of health advisory committees for the Commonwealth.

Peter was one of only two physicians in East Timor when he worked for three months at Dili National Hospital in 2003. He spent three years in Central Australia including periods in remote Aboriginal communities while Medical Director of Alice Springs Hospital from 2007.

Peter believes in government ensuring a healthy environment, addressing the social and economic determinants of health and providing access to good health and education services. He believes in greater recognition for First Nations Peoples and Australia playing a greater role to assist countries in the Asia Pacific region.

He is standing in Kooyong because of the failure of leadership and poor Ministerial standards of the Morrison Government in many policy areas.

Peter and his wife Liz have a blended family of five children and now seven grandchildren. He enjoys participating in several sports and dancing. In 2021, he celebrated Melbourne Football Club's first premiership for 57 years.