Speaker of the South Australian House of Assembly

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The Speaker of the South Australian House of Assembly is the presiding officer of the South Australian House of Assembly, the lower house of the Parliament of South Australia. The other presiding officer is the President of the South Australian Legislative Council.

The current Speaker is Michael Atkinson, a former Attorney-General who was appointed to the role in a ministerial reshuffle in February 2013.[1]

List of Speakers[edit]

Order Member Party Term commence Term end Term in office
1 George Strickland Kingston 22 April 1857 (1857-04-22) 22 March 1860 (1860-03-22) 2 years, 335 days
2 George Charles Hawker 27 April 1860 (1860-04-27) 28 February 1865 (1865-02-28) 4 years, 307 days
3 George Strickland Kingston 31 March 1865 (1865-03-31) 26 November 1880 (1880-11-26) 15 years, 240 days
4 Robert Dalrymple Ross 2 June 1881 (1881-06-02) 27 December 1887 (1887-12-27) 6 years, 208 days
5 John Cox Bray 31 May 1888 (1888-05-31) 5 June 1890 (1890-06-05) 2 years, 5 days
6 Jenkin Coles 5 June 1890 (1890-06-05) 17 November 1911 (1911-11-17) 21 years, 165 days
7 Harry Jackson 17 November 1911 (1911-11-17) 18 March 1912 (1912-03-18) 122 days
8 Laurence O'Loughlin Liberal Union 19 March 1912 (1912-03-19) 7 July 1915 (1915-07-07) 3 years, 110 days
9 Frederick Coneybeer Australian Labor Party 8 July 1915 (1915-07-08) 9 April 1921 (1921-04-09) 5 years, 275 days
10 Richard Butler Liberal Union/Liberal Federation 21 July 1921 (1921-07-21) 5 April 1924 (1924-04-05) 2 years, 259 days
11 John McInnes Australian Labor Party 24 July 1924 (1924-07-24) 27 August 1926 (1926-08-27) 2 years, 34 days
12 Frederick Birrell Australian Labor Party 31 August 1926 (1926-08-31) 16 May 1927 (1927-05-16) 258 days
13 George Laffer Liberal Federation 17 May 1927 (1927-05-17) 26 May 1930 (1930-05-26) 3 years, 9 days
14 Eric Shepherd Australian Labor Party 27 May 1930 (1930-05-27) 7 April 1933 (1933-04-07) 2 years, 315 days
15 Robert Nicholls Liberal and Country League 6 July 1933 (1933-07-06) 2 March 1956 (1956-03-02) 22 years, 240 days
16 Berthold Teusner Liberal and Country League 9 May 1956 (1956-05-09) 11 April 1962 (1962-04-11) 5 years, 337 days
17 Tom Stott Independent 12 April 1962 (1962-04-12) 13 May 1965 (1965-05-13) 3 years, 31 days
18 Lindsay Riches Australian Labor Party 13 May 1965 (1965-05-13) 15 April 1968 (1968-04-15) 2 years, 338 days
19 Tom Stott Independent 16 April 1968 (1968-04-16) 29 May 1970 (1970-05-29) 2 years, 43 days
20 Reginald Hurst Australian Labor Party 14 July 1970 (1970-07-14) 31 March 1973 (1973-03-31) 2 years, 260 days
21 John Ryan Australian Labor Party 19 June 1973 (1973-06-19) 11 July 1975 (1975-07-11) 2 years, 22 days
22 Ted Connelly Australian Labor Party 5 August 1975 (1975-08-05) 16 September 1977 (1977-09-16) 2 years, 42 days
23 Gil Langley Australian Labor Party 6 October 1977 (1977-10-06) 11 October 1979 (1979-10-11) 2 years, 5 days
24 Bruce Eastick Liberal Party of Australia 11 October 1979 (1979-10-11) 7 December 1982 (1982-12-07) 3 years, 57 days
25 Terence McRae Australian Labor Party 8 December 1982 (1982-12-08) 11 February 1986 (1986-02-11) 3 years, 93 days
26 John Trainer Australian Labor Party 11 February 1986 (1986-02-11) 8 February 1990 (1990-02-08) 3 years, 362 days
27 Norm Peterson Independent Labor 8 February 1990 (1990-02-08) 10 December 1993 (1993-12-10) 3 years, 305 days
28 Graham Gunn Liberal Party of Australia 11 February 1994 (1994-02-11) 2 December 1997 (1997-12-02) 3 years, 294 days
29 John Oswald Liberal Party of Australia 2 December 1997 (1997-12-02) 8 February 2002 (2002-02-08) 4 years, 68 days
30 Peter Lewis Independent 5 March 2002 (2002-03-05) 4 April 2005 (2005-04-04) 3 years, 30 days
31 Bob Such Independent 4 April 2005 (2005-04-04) 26 March 2006 (2006-03-26) 356 days
32 Jack Snelling Australian Labor Party 27 April 2006 (2006-04-27) 25 March 2010 (2010-03-25) 3 years, 332 days
33 Lyn Breuer Australian Labor Party 6 May 2010 (2010-05-06) 5 February 2013 (2013-02-05) 2 years, 275 days
34 Michael Atkinson Australian Labor Party 5 February 2013 (2013-02-05) incumbent 536 days

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nigel Adlam (4 February 2013). "New parliamentary speaker Michael Atkinson criticised for partisan tweets". news.com.au. Retrieved 5 March 2013. 

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