Senator Jonathon Duniam


Senator for Tasmania

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 (term deemed to have begun 1.7.2016).
Committee service
  • Senate Legislative and General Purpose Standing: Community Affairs Legislation from 1.9.16 to 27.6.18 (Chair from 1.9.16 to 21.8.17); Community Affairs References from 1.9.16 to 27.6.18; Environment and Communications Legislation from 1.9.16 (Chair from 21.8.17); Environment and Communications References from 1.9.16.
  • Senate Select: Resilience of Electricity Infrastructure in a Warming World from 24.11.16; Strengthening Multiculturalism from 1.12.16; Future of Public Interest Journalism from 11.5.17.
  • Joint Statutory: Public Accounts and Audit from 12.9.16 to 28.11.16; National Capital and External Territories from 12.9.16; National Disability Insurance Scheme from 12.9.16.
  • Joint Select: Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse from 22.6.17; Constitutional Recognition relating to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples from 22.03.2018.
  • Joint Standing: Parliamentary Library from 12.9.16.
  • Senate Standing: Scrutiny of Bills from 1.9.16; Publications from 12.9.16 to 5.2.18.
Party positions
  • Member, Liberal Party (Tas.), 2001-.
  • President and other Executive roles, Southern Young Liberals, Bellerive and Western Franklin Branches, 2001-14 (various terms).
  • Delegate, State Council (Tasmania), 2001-15 (various years).
  • Deputy Vice President and other electorate Executive roles, Franklin Electorate, 2005-14 (various terms).
  • Vice President, Franklin Electorate, 2008-09.
  • Member, Constitutional Review Committee (LIB), 2009-11.
  • Born 31.12.1982, Launceston, Tas.
  • Married.
Qualifications and occupation before entering Federal Parliament
  • LLB and BA, (U. Tas.), 2006.
  • 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 Hodman MP, 2010-14.
  • Deputy Chief of Staff, Premier of Tasmania the Hon. WEF Hodgman MP, 2014-16.