Andrew Wallace replaces Tony Smith as new Speaker of the House of Representatives

Karen Barlow
By Karen Barlow
Updated November 23 2021 - 6:45am, first published November 22 2021 - 3:00am

Promising fairness and independence, Queensland LNP MP Andrew Wallace has been elected as the next Speaker of the House of Representatives - and as is tradition, dragged to the Speaker's chair - replacing the outgoing Tony Smith.

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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