Greg Barns is an Australian barrister, author, political commentator and former politician based in Hobart, Tasmania. Greg Barns has been a former advisor to New South Wales Premier Nick Greiner, Federal Finance Minister John Fahey and the Howard Federal Government. He was also the political campaign director of the Australian Republican Movement's 1999 referendum campaign and he succeeded Malcolm Turnbull as ARM chair in 2000.
Greg is a regular commentator on public affairs with a broad range of interests including human rights, politics and political life and urban design. It is via this latter area of interest that he commenced a conversation with TERROIR. Greg has regularly supported the practice in his writings, in regard to our role on development projects in Tasmania and Hobart’s waterfront in particular.