Hon Guy Barnett

Minister for Energy Tasmania

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 as a Member for Lyons.

Guy was appointed to Cabinet in 2016, and is currently Minister for Trade; Minister for Primary Industries and Water; Minister for Energy and Emissions Reductions; Minister for Resources; and Minister for Veterans’ Affairs.

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