Our State and Federal Patrons

Guy Barnett University of Tasmania Liberal Students 


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 Resources, Minister for Energy, Minster for Building & Construction and Minister for Veterans' Affairs.

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

You can find out more about Guy athttp://guybarnett.com.au

Jonathon Duniam University of Tasmania Liberal Students


Jonathon Duniam is a proud sixth generation Tasmanian with strong family roots in the North West of Tasmania. He attended Marist Regional College and the University of Tasmania graduating with a Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Arts in 2006.

Jono commenced his career in politics with the President of the Senate, Liberal Senator the Hon. Paul Calvert in 2003 before joining Liberal Senator the Hon. Eric Abetz as an adviser in 2005. Jono later worked for Liberal Senator the Hon. Stephen Parry, then Chief Opposition Whip, as his Chief of Staff in 2009. From 2010 until before his election in 2016 Jono was Deputy Chief of Staff to the Hon. Will Hodgman MP, playing an instrumental role in the historic 2014 state election win.

Since Jono's election in 2016, he has gained a reputation as an energetic and hard working local politician who has championed local Tasmanian issues in Canberra, such as the backpacker tax, funding for the Mersey Community Hospital, Commonwealth support for flood recovery efforts and palliative care funding.

You can find out more about Jono at:www.duniam.com.au