Tony Smith (Queensland politician)

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Tony Smith
Member of the Australian Parliament
for Dickson
In office
2 March 1996 – 3 October 1998
Preceded by Michael Lavarch
Succeeded by Cheryl Kernot
Personal details
Born (1950-07-15) 15 July 1950 (age 66)
Nationality Australian
Political party Liberal (1996–98)
Independent (1998)
Alma mater University of Queensland
Occupation Barrister

Anthony Charles "Tony" Smith (born 15 July 1950) was an Australian politician. He was educated at the University of Queensland before becoming a fitter and turner and a marine engineer. He later became a barrister and then a primary producer. In 1996, he was elected to the Australian House of Representatives as the Liberal member for Dickson. He did not receive Liberal endorsement for the 1998 election and contested it as an independent, gaining 9% of the primary vote. His candidacy enabled Labor candidate Cheryl Kernot, formerly leader of the Democrats, to win the seat.[1]


  1. ^ Carr, Adam (2008). "Australian Election Archive". Psephos, Adam Carr's Election Archive. Retrieved 2008-07-13. 
Parliament of Australia
Preceded by
Michael Lavarch
Member for Dickson
1996 – 1998
Succeeded by
Cheryl Kernot