The Albanese government has announced the next speaker of the house. What's the role and why is it important?

John Hawkins, Stephen Wilks

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Abstract

The Albanese government has chosen its candidate to be the new speaker.

Milton Dick has been the member for Oxley in Queensland since 2016. The former Brisbane City Councillor is almost certain to be formally endorsed by the House of Representatives when the new parliament meets on July 26.

He was chosen in a factional deal ahead of Rob Mitchell, the second deputy speaker since 2013. Mitchell was Labor’s nominee when the respected Tony Smith stepped down as speaker in November 2021. But the Liberal Andrew Wallace was chosen along party lines, and is now the third shortest-serving speaker, after Ian Sinclair (1998) and the very obscure Carty Salmon (1909-10).
Original languageEnglish
Pages1-4
Number of pages4
Volume2022
No.July
Specialist publicationThe Conversation
Publication statusPublished - 20 Jul 2022

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