Tony Smith

Member for Casey

About Tony

Speaker of the House of Representatives
Member for Casey

Tony was elected as the Federal Member for Casey at the 2001 election, and was re-elected in October 2004, November 2007, August 2010 and at the September 2013 election.  

Growing up in Melbourne’s eastern suburbs, Tony lived in Box Hill for most of his life, attending Kerrimuir Primary School in Box Hill North and then Carey Baptist Grammar School in Kew where his Dad was a science teacher.

Tony studied Commerce and Arts (Hons) at The University of Melbourne, paying for his costs by working as a nightshift cook, and by working as a part time rowing coach and history tutor.  

Following university, Tony commenced work as a policy researcher for the Institute of Public Affairs, before working as a media adviser and then senior adviser to the Federal Treasurer, the Hon Peter Costello MP.

In January 2007 Tony was appointed Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister in the Howard Government.  In December 2007 he was appointed Shadow Minister for Education, Apprenticeships and Training and in September 2008 was appointed Shadow Assistant Treasurer in the Federal Opposition. In 2009 he was made the Shadow Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy. Tony has also been the Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for Tax Reform and was the Deputy Chairman of the Coalition Policy Development Committee in 2013.

In 1997, Tony and Pam were married and they have since had two sons – Thomas and Angus, who keep both their parents on their toes.

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