Member for Caloundra Mark McArdle.
Member for Caloundra Mark McArdle. Alistair Brightman

Minister Mark McArdle diagnosed with prostate cancer

QUEENSLAND'S Energy and Water Supply Minister has been diagnosed with prostate cancer and will take time off for treatment.

Minister Mark McArdle issued a short statement on Thursday night revealing he would step aside from his role for six weeks to undergo cancer treatment.

"Earlier this year I was diagnosed with prostate cancer. I now need to undergo medical treatment and I have been assured I will make a full recovery," the Caloundra MP stated.

"My wife Judy and I are very pleased with the treatment plan and the care I have received to date.

"I am extremely thankful for the support from all of my colleagues during the past few months and I look forward to continuing the reform work in my portfolio upon my return."

Mines and Natural Resources Minister Andrew Cripps will take on Mr McArdle's portfolio until he returns.


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