The Hon Peter Lindsay was re-elected for his fifth term as the Federal Member for Herbert in November 2007. During his distinguished parliamentary career Peter served as Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Defence in the last year of the Howard Government.
Peter takes a particular interest in defence and emerging communication and information technologies. Peter is a keen ham-radio operator and admits to having had little time to indulge his passion while an MP. When only 19, he scrounged around and built his own television set using military radar electronics. A year later he was one of a group of four to be the first Australians to bounce radio signals off the moon.