Guy Barnett (Australian politician)

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Guy Barnett
Minister for Resources
Minister for Building and Construction
Assumed office
18 July 2016
Preceded by Adam Brooks
Member of the Tasmanian House of Assembly
Assumed office
15 March 2014
Constituency Lyons
Senator for Tasmania
In office
26 February 2002 – 30 June 2011
Preceded by Brian Gibson
Personal details
Born (1962-04-05) 5 April 1962 (age 55)
Launceston, Tasmania
Nationality Australian
Political party Liberal Party of Australia
Spouse(s) Kate
Children 3
Residence Launceston, Tasmania
Alma mater Launceston Church Grammar School
Geelong Grammar School
University of Tasmania
Occupation Politician
Profession Lawyer

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 gained a Bachelor of Laws and later a Master of Laws (Environmental Law) from the University of Tasmania.

After graduation, Barnett worked as a lawyer, political advisor and consultant. He was elected to the Senate in 2002, and served until his defeat at the 2010 federal election.[1]

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.[2]

On 18 July 2016, after the resignation of Adam Brooks, he was appointed Minister for Resources and Minister for Building and Construction.[3]


  1. ^ "Guy Barnett - Tasmanian Liberals". Retrieved 2016-10-27. 
  2. ^ "Will Hodgman announces cabinet line-up for new Tasmanian government". ABC News. 30 Mar 2014. 
  3. ^ "Ministerial Changes". Retrieved 2016-10-27.