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DUNIAM, the Hon. Jonathon (Jonno) RoyBiography for DUNIAM, the Hon. Jonathon (Jonno) Roy

Senator for Tasmania

Liberal Party of Australia

Parliamentary Service

Elected to the Senate for Tasmania 2016. Re-elected 2022.

Parliamentary Positions

Temporary Chair of Committees from 19.9.2018 to 29.5.2019.

Ministerial Appointments

Assistant Minister for Forestry and Fisheries from 29.5.2019 to 23.5.2022.

Assistant Minister for Regional Tourism from 29.5.2019 to 22.12.2020.

Assistant Minister for Industry Development from 22.12.2020 to 23.5.2022.

Committee Service

Joint Select: Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse served from 22.6.2017 to 15.12.2017; Constitutional Recognition Relating to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples (2018) served from 22.3.2018 to 29.11.2018

Joint Standing: National Disability Insurance Scheme served from 12.9.2016 to 3.4.2019; National Capital and External Territories served from 12.9.2016 to 11.4.2019; Parliamentary Library served from 12.9.2016 to 11.4.2019

Joint Statutory: Public Accounts and Audit served from 12.9.2016 to 28.11.2016

Senate Legislative and General Purpose Standing: Community Affairs: References served from 1.9.2016 to 27.6.2018; Environment and Communications: Legislation served from 1.9.2016 to 20.8.2017; Community Affairs: Legislation served as Chair from 1.9.2016 to 21.8.2017; Environment and Communications: References served from 1.9.2016 to 1.7.2019; Environment and Communications: Legislation served as Chair from 21.8.2017 to 1.7.2019; Community Affairs: Legislation served from 22.8.2017 to 27.6.2018; Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade: Legislation served from 13.2.2019 to 25.2.2019

Senate Select: Resilience of Electricity Infrastructure in a Warming World served from 24.11.2016 to 7.4.2017; Strengthening Multiculturalism served from 1.12.2016 to 17.8.2017; Future of Public Interest Journalism served from 11.5.2017 to 5.2.2018

Senate Standing: Scrutiny of Bills served from 1.9.2016 to 1.7.2019; Publications served from 12.9.2016 to 5.2.2018; Procedure served from 13.2.2019 to 25.7.2022; Appropriations, Staffing and Security served from 2.7.2019 to 25.7.2022

Parliamentary Party Positions

Government Deputy Whip in the Senate from 12.2.2019 to 29.5.2019.

Deputy Manager of Government Business in the Senate from 2.7.2019.

Shadow Minister for Fisheries and Forestry from 5.6.2022.

Shadow Minister for the Environment from 5.6.2022.

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


Qualifications and Occupations before entering Federal Parliament

BA (University of Tasmania).

LLB (University of Tasmania).

Electorate Officer for Senator the Hon. P Calvert from 2003 to 2005.

Adviser to Senator the Hon. E Abetz from 2005 to 2009.

Chief of Staff to Senator the Hon. S Parry from 2009 to 2010.

Deputy Chief of Staff to the Leader of the Opposition (Tas.) the Hon. W Hodgman MP from 2010 to 2014.

Deputy Chief of Staff to the Premier (Tas.) the Hon. W Hodgman MP from 2014 to 2016.