Tony McGrady

Anthony McGrady (born 28 March 1944) is an Australian politician.

Tony McGrady

Speaker of the Queensland Legislative Assembly
In office
9 August 2005 – 9 October 2006
Preceded byRay Hollis
Succeeded byMike Reynolds
ConstituencyMount Isa
Mayor of Mount Isa
In office
In office
Member of the Queensland Legislative Assembly
for Mount Isa
In office
2 December 1989 – 9 September 2006
Preceded byPeter Beard
Succeeded byBetty Kiernan
Personal details
Anthony McGrady

(1944-03-28) 28 March 1944 (age 76)
Liverpool, England
Political partyLabor

Early lifeEdit

Born in Liverpool in the United Kingdom, he moved to Mount Isa in Queensland, Australia.


From 1985 to 1989 McGrady served as mayor in the City of Mount Isa.

A member of the Labor Party, he was elected to the Legislative Assembly of Queensland in 1989 as the member for Mount Isa. He was Minister for Mines and Energy 1998–2001, moving to Police and Corrective Services in 2001 and to State Development and Innovation in 2004. On 9 August 2005, he was elected Speaker of the Legislative Assembly, succeeding Ray Hollis, who resigned from parliament. McGrady was Speaker until the next election was called on 9 October 2006, after which he retired from state politics.[1]

At the 2012 Queensland local government elections, he was again elected Mayor of Mount Isa, until his retirement in 2016.[2]


  1. ^ "Former Members". Parliament of Queensland. 2015. Archived from the original on 6 March 2016. Retrieved 10 February 2015.
  2. ^ "Regional Queensland votes for council changes". 29 April 2012. Archived from the original on 29 April 2012. Retrieved 29 April 2012.
Parliament of Queensland
Preceded by
Ray Hollis
Speaker of the Legislative Assembly
2005– 2006
Succeeded by
Mike Reynolds
Preceded by
Peter Beard
Member for Mount Isa
Succeeded by
Betty Kiernan