Guy Barnett (Australian politician)
|Senator for Tasmania|
26 February 2002 – 30 June 2011
|Preceded by||Brian Gibson|
4 April 1962 |
|Alma mater||Launceston Church Grammar School, University of Tasmania|
|Profession||Government & Corporate Relations|
Guy Barnett LLB, LLM, FAICD (born 4 April 1962), has been a Liberal Party member of the Australian Senate since February 2002, representing the state of Tasmania. He was born in Launceston, Tasmania, and attended the Launceston Church Grammar School. He graduated from the University of Tasmania in 1984 with a Bachelor of Laws degree, and later in 1995 with a Master of Laws (Environmental Law). He was Senior Adviser to the Premier of Tasmania, Robin Gray before entering politics, and also worked for a time as a Barrister and Solicitor.
At the 2010 federal election, Barnett was defeated and served until July 2011. He also criticised fellow Tasmanian Liberal Senator Eric Abetz, blaming him for the poor election result in Tasmania, and said the Liberal Party in Tasmania was "battling to stay relevant". Guy now competes in Tennis events around Tasmania,winning a few rounds in various AMT's around the state.
Barnett left politics in June 2011, and founded his own company, Guy Barnett Consulting, specialising in government and corporate relations consultancy. He has also written several books on politics, military history, and in other areas.