List of Speakers of the Australian House of Representatives
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Below is a List of Speakers of the Australian House of Representatives.
The parties shown are those to which the Speakers belonged at the time they held office.
|No.||Name||Portrait||Party||State||Term of Office||Comments|
|1||Sir Frederick Holder||Independent||South Australia||9 May 1901||23 July 1909||Resigned from Free Trade Party upon election as speaker. Died in office.|
|2||Dr Carty Salmon||Liberal||Victoria||28 July 1909||19 February 1910|
|3||Charles McDonald||Labor||Queensland||1 July 1910||23 April 1913||First time in role.|
|4||Sir Elliot Johnson||Liberal||New South Wales||9 July 1913||30 July 1914||First time in role.|
|(3)||Charles McDonald||Labor||Queensland||8 October 1914||26 March 1917||Second time in role. First Speaker to serve multiple terms.|
|(4)||Sir Elliot Johnson||Nationalist||New South Wales||14 June 1917||6 November 1922||Second time in role. Most recent Speaker to serve multiple terms.|
|5||William Watt||Nationalist||Victoria||28 February 1923||3 October 1925||First former government minister to become Speaker.|
|6||Sir Littleton Groom||Nationalist||Queensland||13 January 1927||16 September 1929||Defeated in his own seat.|
|7||Norman Makin||Labor||South Australia||20 November 1929||27 November 1931|
|8||George Mackay||United Australia||Queensland||17 February 1932||7 August 1934|
|9||Sir George John Bell||United Australia||Tasmania||23 October 1934||27 August 1940|
|10||Walter Nairn||United Australia||Western Australia||20 November 1940||21 June 1943||Remained as speaker following the mid-term fall of the Fadden minority government in 1941, until defeated in his own seat at the 1943 election.|
|11||Sol Rosevear||Labor||New South Wales||22 June 1943||31 October 1949|
|12||Archie Cameron||Liberal||South Australia||22 February 1950||9 August 1956||Died in office.|
|13||Sir John "Jack" McLeay||Liberal||South Australia||29 August 1956||31 October 1966|
|14||Sir William Aston||Liberal||New South Wales||21 February 1967||2 November 1972||Defeated in his own seat.|
|15||Jim Cope||Labor||New South Wales||27 February 1973||27 February 1975||Resigned after the Whitlam government refused to support his naming of the Minister for Labour and Immigration, Clyde Cameron.|
|16||Gordon Scholes||Labor||Victoria||27 February 1975||11 November 1975|
|17||Sir Billy Snedden||Liberal||Victoria||17 February 1976||4 February 1983|
|18||Dr Harry Jenkins Sr.||Labor||Victoria||21 April 1983||20 December 1985||First Speaker whose son was a later Speaker.|
|19||Joan Child||Labor||Victoria||11 February 1986||28 August 1989||First female Speaker.|
|20||Leo McLeay||Labor||New South Wales||29 August 1989||8 February 1993|
|21||Stephen Martin||Labor||New South Wales||4 May 1993||29 January 1996|
|22||Bob Halverson||Liberal||Victoria||30 April 1996||3 March 1998|
|23||Ian Sinclair||National||New South Wales||4 March 1998||31 August 1998|
|24||Neil Andrew||Liberal||South Australia||10 November 1998||31 August 2004|
|25||David Hawker||Liberal||Victoria||16 November 2004||17 October 2007|
|26||Harry Jenkins Jr.||Labor||Victoria||12 February 2008||24 November 2011||First Speaker whose father was a Speaker.|
|27||Peter Slipper||Independent||Queensland||24 November 2011||9 October 2012||Resigned from the Liberal National Party the day after his election as Speaker. Resigned the speakership in the midst of court proceedings. First independent Speaker since Frederick Holder.|
|28||Anna Burke||Labor||Victoria||9 October 2012||12 November 2013|
|29||Bronwyn Bishop||Liberal||New South Wales||12 November 2013||2 August 2015||First non-Labor female Speaker (third overall). Stood down after much public outcry about profligate use of taxpayer funded travel benefits.|
|30||Tony Smith||Liberal||Victoria||10 August 2015||Incumbent|
- "Biography for Jenkins, Henry (Harry) Alfred". Australian Parliamentary Library. Retrieved 2 September 2013.
- "Slipper, Peter Neil, (the Hon)". Trove. National Library of Australia. Retrieved 2 September 2013.
- "Biography for Burke, Anna Elizabeth". Australian Parliamentary Library. Retrieved 2 September 2013.
- Crowe, David (2 August 2015). "Bronwyn Bishop resigns, PM launches review of entitlements". The Australian. Retrieved 3 August 2015.
- "Bronwyn Bishop resigns as Speaker; Tony Abbott announces review of entitlements system". ABC News. Australian Broadcasting Corporation. 2 August 2015. Retrieved 2 August 2015.
- "Standing by Bronwyn Bishop: How Tony Abbott's stubbornness could have prompted his second brush with political death". Sydney Morning Herald. 3 August 2015.