Senator the Hon Jonathon Duniam


Senator for Tasmania

Deputy Government Whip in the Senate
Assistant Minister for Forestry and Fisheries
Assistant Minister for Regional Tourism
Chair of Environment and Communications Legislation Committee
Deputy Chair of Environment and Communications References Committee
Liberal Party of Australia

Seating Plan

Seating map

Electorate Office

(Principal Office)

85 Macquarie Street
Hobart, TAS, 7000

Postal address

GPO Box 453
Hobart, TAS, 7001

(03) 6231 2444

Parliament Office

PO Box 6100
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

(02) 6277 3034
(02) 6277 5709


Parliamentary service
  • Elected to the Senate for Tasmania 2016.
Ministerial appointments
  • Assistant Minister for Forestry and Fisheries from 29.5.2019.
  • Assistant Minister for Regional Tourism from 29.5.2019.
Committee service
  • Senate Standing: Community Affairs: Legislation from 1.9.2016 to 27.6.2018 (Chair from 1.9.2016 to 21.8.2017); Community Affairs: References from 1.9.2016 to 27.6.2018; Environment and Communications: Legislation from 1.9.2016 (Chair from 21.8.2017); Environment and Communications: References from 1.9.2016; Scrutiny of Bills from 1.9.2016; Publications from 12.9.2016 to 5.2.2018; Procedure from 13.2.2019.
  • Senate Select: Resilience of Electricity Infrastructure in a Warming World from 24.11.2016; Strengthening Multiculturalism from 1.12.2016; Future of Public Interest Journalism from 11.5.2017.
  • Senate Legislative and General Purpose Standing: Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade: Legislation from 13.2.2019 to 25.2.2019.
  • Joint Statutory: Public Accounts and Audit from 12.9.2016 to 28.11.2016; National Capital and External Territories from 12.9.2016.
  • Joint Standing: Parliamentary Library from 12.9.2016; National Disability Insurance Scheme from 12.9.2016 to 3.4.2019.
  • Joint Select: Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse from 22.6.2017; Constitutional Recognition relating to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples from 22.3.2018.
Parliamentary party positions
  • Deputy Government Whip from 12.2.2019.
Party positions
  • Officeholder of the Southern Young Liberals Bellerive and Western Franklin Branches.
  • Delegate to the Liberal Party State Council (Tas.).
  • Officeholder of the Liberal Party Franklin Branch.
  • Member of the Liberal Party (Tas.) from 2001.
  • Vice-President of the Liberal Party Franklin Branch from 2008 to 2009.
  • Member of the Liberal Party Constitutional Review Committee from 2009 to 2011.
  • Born 31.12.1982, Launceston, Australia
  • Married
Qualifications and occupation before entering Federal Parliament
  • BA (University of Tasmania)
  • LLB (University of Tasmania)
  • Electorate Officer, Senator the Hon. P Calvert, 2003-05
  • Adviser, Senator the Hon. E Abetz, 2005-09
  • Chief of Staff, Senator the Hon. S Parry, 2009-10
  • Deputy Chief of Staff, Leader of the Opposition (Tas.) the Hon. WEF Hodgman MP, 2010-14
  • Deputy Chief of Staff, Premier of Tasmania the Hon. WEF Hodgman MP, 2014-16