The Hon Josh Frydenberg MP
Federal Member for Kooyong
14 July 2021
THE HON TONY SMITH MP
Tony Smith will be greatly missed when he departs politics at the next election.
Authoritative and respected, he is a commanding presence in our Parliament and universally regarded as the most effective Speaker in decades.
His sharp wit has often brought a lighter moment to what is usually a trying and tense environment.
Tony is a proud Victorian and an outstanding representative of the electorate of Casey. First elected in 2001, he has worked hard to deliver for his community. Their trust in him is clear, having re-elected Tony six times.
The Victorian Liberal Party is immensely proud of Tony’s achievements and his dedication to the cause. He has always extolled the virtues and exemplified the values of the Party’s ideals, in the many senior roles he has held.
We are forever grateful to our good friend and colleague Tony Smith, for his distinguished contribution to our Party, Government and nation.
I wish Tony, Pam, and their two sons Thomas and Angus all the very best for the future and the next chapter in their lives.