Barry Jones is the former head of the Australian Petroleum Production and Exploration Association (APPEA). Barry Jones should not be confused with a former science minister, who is also called Barry Jones (ALP).
Climate Change "Dirty Dozen"
In a talk given in Australia on 20 February 2006, Clive Hamiliton (director of The Australia Institute) identifies Jones as one of Australia's climate change "dirty dozen" (these include: Hugh Morgan, John Eyles, Ron Knapp, Alan Oxley, Peter Walsh, Meg McDonald, Barry Jones, Chris Mitchell, Ian MacFarlane, Alan Moran, Malcolm Broomhead, and John Howard):
- "The former head of APPEA, Jones was at the heart of the greenhouse mafia in Canberra. Taking the skills and networks he acquired at public expense in the Federal industry department, Jones was at the forefront of the efforts to stymie any effective policy response from Canberra." 
- Clive Hamiliton, "The Dirty Politics of Climate Change", Speech to the Climate Change and Business Conference, 20 February, 2006.