Meet Guy Barnett

Born and raised on a farm in the electorate of Lyons, attending Hagley Farm School, Guy Barnett has been advocating for the needs of rural and regional Tasmanians for most of his life.

Guy gained a law degree and Master of Laws at the University of Tasmania and has a track record of achievement both in business and in Parliament.

After almost a decade representing Tasmania in the federal Senate, Guy was successfully elected to the Tasmanian State Parliament in 2014 and re-elected in 2018 with the highest Liberal vote in Lyons.

Guy is Minister for Primary Industries and Water, Minister for Energy and Minister for Veterans' Affairs.

Guy is also a Diabetes Australia Ambassador, a sports enthusiast and is married with three children.

Read more about Guy here.


Links to some of Guy's featured articles below:

Being tough on crime sends the right message - opinion piece, Mercury 9 August 2017

Beware Green grab for World Heritage - opinion piece, Mercury 8 August 2017

Construction jobs abound - opinion piece, Mercury 24 July 2017

A sad day when extremist protestors cost jobs - opinion piece, Mercury 4 July 2017

A boost of confidence for mining industryopinion piece, Examiner 25 January 2017

Building Industry welcomes change - opinion piece, Tasmanian Business Reporter 28 October 2016

Confidence growing in logging sector - opinion piece, Mercury 31 October 2016

Defending life, justice, liberty and property (Magna Carta) - opinion piece, Mercury 16 June 2015

Aboriginal war sacrifices too often forgotten - opinion piece, Mercury 19 March 2015

Prince's aid sought for Sheean Medal - Advocate 20 April 2015

Diabetes a huge health issue for Tasmanians - Mercury, 26 February 2015

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