Queensland LNP MP Andrew Wallace will take on the role of Speaker of the House of Representatives after a vote on Tuesday.
If successful, Mr. Wallace will be the 31st speaker since the Federation, replacing Tony Smith, who is moving to the back seat of government after more than six years in the role.
Mr Smith, who is considered one of the best speakers of modern times, will step down from parliament in the upcoming elections in May.
Der Former Minister Kevin Andrews and Sydney-based MP Trent Zimmerman are also considered anglers for the job.
Mr. Wallace, a former construction attorney based on the Sunshine Coast, was first elected to Parliament at Fisher’s headquarters in 2016 and re-elected in 2019 .
As a member of the speakers’ body in Parliament, he regularly sits in the chair of the arbitrator and conducts debates.