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SMITH, the Hon. Anthony (Tony) David HawthornBiography for SMITH, the Hon. Anthony (Tony) David Hawthorn

Member for Casey (Vic)

Liberal Party of Australia

Parliamentary Service

Elected to the House of Representatives for Casey, Victoria, 2001. Re-elected 2004, 2007, 2010, 2013, 2016 and 2019.

Parliamentary Positions

Speaker of the House of Representatives from 10.8.2015.

Ministerial Appointments

Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister from 30.1.2007 to 3.12.2007.

Committee Service

Joint Statutory: Public Accounts and Audit from 7.2.2006 to 6.2.2007 (Chair from 7.2.2006 to 6.2.2007); Corporations and Financial Services from 25.10.2010 to 7.9.2015; Public Accounts and Audit from 4.12.2013 to 18.3.2014; Broadcasting of Parliamentary Proceedings (formerly Broadcasting) from 10.8.2015 to 9.5.2016 (Chair from 10.8.2015 to 9.5.2016).

Joint Standing: Electoral Matters from 1.12.2004 to 7.2.2006 (Chair from 6.12.2004 to 7.2.2006); Electoral Matters from 4.12.2013 to 7.9.2015 (Chair from 24.2.2014 to 7.9.2015).

Joint Select: Australia's Clean Energy Future Legislation from 15.9.2011 to 7.10.2011.

House of Representatives Standing: Ageing from 20.3.2002 to 31.8.2004; Science and Innovation from 20.3.2002 to 31.8.2004; Education and Training (Education and Vocational Training from 1.12.2004 to 17.10.2007) from 11.3.2008 to 10.11.2008; Economics from 25.9.2008 to 3.2.2010; Communications from 3.2.2010 to 19.7.2010; Economics from 13.9.2011 to 7.2.2012; Appropriations and Administration from 10.8.2015 to 9.5.2016 (Chair from 10.8.2015 to 9.5.2016); House from 10.8.2015 to 9.5.2016 (Chair from 10.8.2015 to 9.5.2016); Selection from 10.8.2015 to 9.5.2016 (Chair from 10.8.2015 to 9.5.2016); Selection from 1.9.2016 (Chair from 1.9.2016); House from 1.9.2016 to 19.9.2019 (Chair from 1.9.2016 to 19.9.2019); Appropriations and Administration from 1.9.2016 (Chair from 1.9.2016).

Parliamentary Party Positions

Shadow Minister for Education, Apprenticeships and Training from 6.12.2007 to 22.9.2008.

Shadow Assistant Treasurer from 22.9.2008 to 8.12.2009.

Shadow Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy from 8.12.2009 to 14.9.2010.

Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for Tax Reform from 14.9.2010 to 18.9.2013.

Party Positions

President of the Liberal Club (University of Melbourne), 1988.

President of the Liberal Students Association (Vic.), 1989.

President of the Liberal Party Box Hill North Branch from 1990 to 1995.

Delegate to the Liberal Party State Council (Vic.) from 1990 to 2001.


Born 13.3.1967, Melbourne, Australia


Qualifications and Occupations before entering Federal Parliament

BCom (University of Melbourne).

BA(Hons) (University of Melbourne).

Research Assistant, Institute of Public Affairs 1989-90.

Media Adviser to the Hon. P Costello, MP 1990-98.

Senior Political Adviser to the Treasurer, the Hon P Costello, MP 1998-2001.


Name: Casey

Location: The Division of Casey consists of part of the Yarra Ranges Shire Council.

Area: 2,466 Sq km

Electors enrolled: 113,307 (at 13.6.2019)

Industries: Agriculture and farming including orchards, nurseries, flower farms, market gardens and vineyards, manufacturing, education and training, health care, retail and tourism.