Speaker Tony Smith has addressed the Parliament on his last day as Speaker of the federal House of Representatives.
Monday will be Mr Smith’s last sitting day as Speaker, and he will be tendering his resignation to the Governor-General on Tuesday morning.
As the 30th Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mr Smith has been elected to the position unopposed three times and has served six years and three months in the role.
Mr Smith is highly respected by both Coalition and Labor MPs, with Prime Minister Scott Morrison calling him the “finest speaker that this Parliament has had”.
He will be sitting on the backbench until the election, when he is expected to retire as Member for Casey.