Janice Ruth Munt (born 3 November 1955) is an Australian politician. A member of the Australian Labor Party, she represented the Electoral district of Mordialloc in the Victorian Legislative Assembly. She was elected in 2002 and held the seat until her defeat in 2010. Munt was targeted by Right to Life organisations during her election campaign in 2010, having voted for abortion reform in parliament during 2008. While a factor in her defeat other issues such as the expected swing against a long-serving government, public transport, health, and utility pricing were important factors during election campaigning in her electorate.
Munt was born in Melbourne, Victoria. She was educated at Highett High School. Before entering politics she was variously a company director, shop assistant, hair dresser's assistant, waitress, cook, clerk, employee of the Federal Department of Education, and customer service agent.
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