Analysis

Farewells and aloha: Speaker Tony Smith steps down as it all starts to get ugly

Karen Barlow
By Karen Barlow
Updated November 22 2021 - 7:54pm, first published 8:00am
Speaker of the House of Representatives Tony Smith receives a standing ovation during question time on Monday. Picture: Sitthixay Ditthavong

It certainly says something about the departing Speaker of the House that the leader of the opposition would welcome him home for dinner.

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Karen Barlow

Karen Barlow

Chief Political Correspondent

Karen Barlow is ACM's Chief Political Correspondent. Working in the federal press gallery, she investigates and writes about federal politics and government. She has an interest in integrity, leadership and social equity. She has covered two Olympics and been to Antarctica twice. Contact her on karen.barlow@canberratimes.com.au

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