Jane Prentice

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The Honourable
Jane Prentice
Member of the Australian Parliament
for Ryan
Assumed office
21 August 2010
Preceded by Michael Johnson
Assistant Minister for Social Services and Disability Services
Assumed office
18 February 2016
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull
Preceded by New ministerial post
Personal details
Born Jane Righetti
(1953-06-22) 22 June 1953 (age 65)
Melbourne, Victoria
Nationality Australian
Political party Liberal National Party of Queensland
Spouse(s) Ian Prentice
Occupation Business owner
Website LNP web site

Jane Prentice, née Righetti (born 22 June 1953), an Australian federal politician, is a member of the Australian House of Representatives since August 2010, representing the seat of Ryan for the Liberal National Party of Queensland. Prentice has served as the Assistant Minister for Social Services and Disability Services since 19 July 2016, having previously served as the Assistant Minister for Disability Services between 18 February 2016 and July 2016, as a result of a rearrangement of the First Turnbull Ministry.[1][2]

Prior to her election to Parliament, Prentice was a Councillor on the Liberal controlled Brisbane City Council, since 2000. Prentice has 25 years involvement with the tourism sector, principally the event and convention industry.[3] At the 2010 federal election, Prentice comfortably defeated sitting local member, Michael Johnson, who was expelled from the Liberal Party in May 2010 for allegedly bringing the party into disrepute after finding he had used his political position and entitlements to further his business interests and those of a company set up almost exclusively to fund his prolific overseas travel.[4][5]

In May 2018, she was defeated for LNP preselection to recontest her seat at the next Australian federal election by Brisbane City Councillor Julian Simmonds.[6]

She is the great-granddaughter of Sir George Pearce, a former long-serving minister and senator for Western Australia from the Labor, Nationalist and United Australia parties.[7]


  1. ^ "Hon Jane Prentice MP". Parliament of Australia. 2017. Retrieved 25 February 2017. 
  2. ^ Massola, James (13 February 2016). "Cabinet reshuffle: Malcolm Turnbull announces new frontbench as Mal Brough resigns". The Age. Retrieved 13 February 2016. 
  3. ^ "Jane Prentice > About Jane > Biography". Jane Prentice. 2017. Retrieved 25 February 2017. 
  4. ^ Atfield, Cameron (10 June 2010). "Prentice wins shot at Canberra tilt". Brisbane Times. Fairfax Media. Retrieved 25 August 2010. 
  5. ^ Chalmers, Emma; Madigan, Michael (24 May 2010). "Jane Prentice launches campaign to run for LNP in Ryan". Courier Mail. News Limited. Retrieved 25 August 2010. 
  6. ^ "Turnbull government minister defeated in LNP preselection". Sydney Morning Herald. 12 May 2018. Retrieved 12 May 2018. 
  7. ^ Prentice, Jane. "Maiden Speech". Jane Prentice. [self-published source?]

External links[edit]

Parliament of Australia
Preceded by
Michael Johnson
Member for Ryan
Political offices
New ministerial post Assistant Minister for Social Services and Disability Services