Guy Barnett (Australian politician)

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Guy Barnett
Parliamentary Secretary to the Premier
In office
26 February 2002 – 30 June 2011
Preceded by Brian Gibson
Member of the Tasmanian House of Assembly
Assumed office
Constituency Lyons
Personal details
Born (1962-04-05) 5 April 1962 (age 53)
Launceston, Tasmania
Nationality Australian
Political party Liberal Party of Australia
Residence Launceston, Tasmania
Alma mater Launceston Church Grammar School, University of Tasmania
Occupation Managing director
Profession Government, corporate relations
Religion Baptist

Guy Barnett LLB, LLM, FAICD (born 4 April 1962), is a Liberal Party member of the Tasmanian House of Assembly representing the Division of Lyons and Parliamentary Secretary to the Premier. He was previously a member of the Australian Senate.

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)[citation needed]. 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[citation needed].

Guy Barnett worked in Melbourne and Washington, D.C. law firms and was appointed senior adviser to the former Tasmanian Premier and member for Lyons (Hon Robin Gray). At 26 years he was the youngest in Australia at the time. He established and managed an award winning (Telstra Tasmanian Government Small Business Award 2000 – GBA Communications) government and public affairs business and is Managing Director of Guy Barnett Consulting. He is Ambassador for both Diabetes Australia and Motor Neurone Disease Australia and is a leading advocate for more healthy lifestyles.

Guy has walked the Kokoda Track, cycled the Nullarbor Plain, climbed Mt Kosciusko and swam 20 kilometres Perth to Rottnest Island by relay with three other MPs. Guy undertakes most of these events for charity. Guy is married to Kate and they have three children. Nina, Alice and Benjamin He enjoys trout fishing, cycling, tennis, squash and all sports.

In the Tasmanian state election, 2014 Barnett was elected to the Tasmanian House of Assembly representing the Division of Lyons. He was also appointed Parliamentary Secretary to the Premier.[1]