Guy Barnett (Australian politician)
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|Parliamentary Secretary to the Premier|
26 February 2002 – 30 June 2011
|Preceded by||Brian Gibson|
|Member of the Tasmanian House of Assembly|
5 April 1962 |
|Political party||Liberal Party of Australia|
|Alma mater||Launceston Church Grammar School
Geelong Grammar School
University of Tasmania
Guy Barnett (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 and Geelong 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). After graduation, Barnett worked as a lawyer in both Melbourne and Washington, D.C. before his appointment as 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 was Managing Director of Guy Barnett Consulting. He is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, and 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.
- "Will Hodgman announces cabinet line-up for new Tasmanian government". ABC News. 30 Mar 2014.