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The Right Honourable Doug Anthony AC CH




The Right Honourable Doug Anthony AC CH

1929 – 2020


A State Memorial for The Right Honourable Doug Anthony AC CH will

take place at 11.00 am (NSW time) on Thursday 28 January 2021 in the

Show Room at the Twin Towns Services Club, 2 Wharf Street, Tweed

Heads, NSW.


The State Memorial will be an opportunity to honour the former Deputy

Prime Minister. Mr Anthony was elected to the House of Representatives

for Richmond in 1957 and was a Cabinet Minister from 1966 to 1972 and

from 1975 to 1983. He served as the Minister for the Interior from 1964 to

1967, the Minister for Primary Industry from 1967 to 1971, the Minister for

Trade and Industry from 1971 to 1972, the Minister for Minerals and

Energy in 1975, the Minister for Overseas Trade and the Minister for

National Resources from 1975 to 1977, and the Minister for Trade and

Resources from 1977 to 1983. Mr Anthony served as Deputy Prime

Minister from 1971 to 1972 in the Gorton and McMahon Governments and

from 1975 to 1983 in the Fraser Government.


Mr Anthony was appointed a Companion of Honour in 1982 and was made

a Companion of the Order of Australia in 2003 for service to the Australian

Parliament for forging the development of bilateral trade agreements and

for continued leadership and dedication to the social, educational, health

and development needs of rural and regional communities.


To continue to keep the community safe during COVID-19, if you wish to

attend the State Memorial you will need to register your intent with the

venue at


Those unable to attend will be able to access the Service through ABC

iView ( The Service will be live streamed from

11.00 am (NSW time).


Condolences can be given through the online condolence book at Alternatively, written

condolences may be sent to:


Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

c/o Protocol & International Visits Branch

PO Box 6500

Canberra ACT 2600


In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that donations may be

made to the Tweed Palliative Support Inc. in Mr Anthony’s name

Enquiries to or (02) 6271 ... .

Tweed Heads 2485

Date listed: 25/1/2021