Jonathon Duniam

Jonathon Duniam (born 31 December 1982) is an Australian politician. He is a member of the Liberal Party and has served as a Senator for Tasmania since the 2016 federal election. He has been an assistant minister in the Morrison Government since 2019. Prior to entering parliament he was a political staffer, including as deputy chief of staff to Tasmanian premier Will Hodgman.

Australian politician

Jonathon Duniam
Senator for Tasmania
Assumed office
2 July 2016
Personal details
Born (1982-12-31) 31 December 1982 (age 38)
Launceston, Tasmania, Australia
Political party Liberal
Relations Bob Graham (great-uncle)
Alma mater University of Tasmania
Occupation Politician

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Duniam was born on 31 December 1982 in Launceston, Tasmania.[1] He is the son of Mary (née Graham) and Roy Duniam,[2] and is a sixth-generation Tasmanian.[3] His mother has served on the Waratah-Wynyard Council, including as deputy mayor.[4] His maternal grandmother Iris Graham was the first woman elected to the Burnie City Council and an Australian Labor Party (ALP) candidate for the Tasmanian Legislative Council, although she later left the party. His mother’s uncle Bob Graham was an ALP state government minister.[5]

Duniam grew up in Somerset, Tasmania, attending Stella Maris Catholic Primary School and Marist Regional College in Burnie.[5] He holds the degrees of Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws from the University of Tasmania,[1] but has never practised as a lawyer. In 2017 it was reported that his “only job outside of politics has been frying chicken at KFC as a teenager”.[5]

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