Anthony grew up on the northside of Brisbane attending Wavell State High School.
Prior to being elected, Anthony has had an active role in Queensland politics serving as Queensland Labor State Secretary between 2008 and 2014, before taking on the role of Campaign Director for the 2015 Queensland State Election, which saw the Palaszczuk Government sweep to power.
Anthony attended Griffith University graduating with a Bachelor of Arts. Throughout his university years and in his working life, Anthony has maintained strong community involvement through his work with charities from his local community on the northside of Brisbane.
Anthony was elected to the Senate in 2016 and then re-elected in 2022.
Following the election of the Albanese Labor Government, he was appointed by the Prime Minister as the Assistant Minister for Education and the Assistant Minister for Regional Development.
Coming from a big, decentralised State like Queensland, Anthony is passionate about ensuring that affordable healthcare, a quality education and access to services and infrastructure is available to all people no matter where they live.
These are issues that he as the Assistant Minister committed to delivering on as part of an Albanese Labor Government.
As a Senator for Queensland Anthony is committed to providing a strong Labor voice for working people throughout the State.