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.
|#||Name||Portrait||Party||Term in Office||Comments|
|1||Hon. Sir Frederick Holder||Independent||9 May 1901||23 July 1909||Resigned from Free Trade Party upon election as speaker. Died in office.|
|2||Hon. Dr Carty Salmon||Commonwealth Liberal||28 July 1909||19 February 1910|
|3||Hon. Charles McDonald||Labor||1 July 1910||23 April 1913||First time in role.|
|4||Hon. Sir Elliot Johnson||Commonwealth Liberal||9 July 1913||30 July 1914||First time in role.|
|Hon. Charles McDonald||Labor||8 October 1914||26 March 1917||Second time in role.|
|Hon. Sir Elliot Johnson||Nationalist||14 June 1917||6 November 1922||Second time in role.|
|5||Rt. Hon. William Watt||Nationalist||28 February 1923||3 October 1925|
|6||Hon. Sir Littleton Groom||Nationalist||13 January 1927||16 September 1929||Defeated in his own seat.|
|7||Hon. Norman Makin||Labor||20 November 1929||27 November 1931|
|8||Hon. George Mackay||United Australia||17 February 1932||7 August 1934|
|9||Hon. Sir George John Bell||United Australia||23 October 1934||27 August 1940|
|10||Hon. Walter Nairn||United Australia||20 November 1940||21 June 1943||Continued as speaker when the Curtin Labor government formed in 1941. Defeated in his own seat.|
|11||Hon. Sol Rosevear||Labor||22 June 1943||31 October 1949|
|12||Hon. Archie Cameron||Liberal||22 February 1950||9 August 1956||Died in office.|
|13||Hon. Sir John McLeay||Liberal||29 August 1956||31 October 1966|
|14||Hon. Sir William Aston||Liberal||21 February 1967||2 November 1972||Defeated in his own seat.|
|15||Hon. Jim Cope||Labor||27 February 1973||27 February 1975|
|16||Hon. Gordon Scholes||Labor||27 February 1975||11 November 1975|
|17||Rt. Hon. Sir Billy Snedden||Liberal||17 February 1976||4 February 1983|
|18||Hon. Dr. Harry Jenkins||Labor||21 April 1983||20 December 1985||First Speaker whose son was a later Speaker.|
|19||Hon. Joan Child||Labor||11 February 1986||28 August 1989||First female Speaker.|
|20||Hon. Leo McLeay||Labor||29 August 1989||8 February 1993|
|21||Hon. Stephen Martin||Labor||4 May 1993||29 January 1996|
|22||Hon. Bob Halverson||Liberal||30 April 1996||3 March 1998|
|23||Rt. Hon. Ian Sinclair||National||4 March 1998||31 August 1998|
|24||Hon. Neil Andrew||Liberal||10 November 1998||31 August 2004|
|25||Hon. David Hawker||Liberal||16 November 2004||17 October 2007|
|26||Harry Jenkins||Labor||12 February 2008||24 November 2011||First Speaker whose father was a Speaker.|
|27||Hon. Peter Slipper||Independent||24 November 2011||9 October 2012||Resigned from the Liberal National Party the day after his election as speaker. Resigned in the midst of court proceedings.|
|28||Hon. Anna Burke||Labor||9 October 2012||12 November 2013|
|29||Hon. Bronwyn Bishop||Liberal||12 November 2013||2 August 2015||Stood down after much public outcry about profligate use of taxpayer funded travel benefits.|
|30||Hon. Tony Smith||Liberal||10 August 2015||present|
- "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.