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 title
Personal details
Born (1953-06-22) 22 June 1953 (age 63)
Melbourne, Victoria
Nationality Australian
Political party Liberal National Party of Queensland
Spouse(s) Ian
Occupation Business owner
Website LNP web site

Jane Prentice (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. On 19 July 2016 Prentice was appointed Assistant Minister for Social Services and Disability Services, having previously taken on the role of Assistant Minister for Disability Services following a rearrangement in 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]

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.


  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. 

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Parliament of Australia
Preceded by
Michael Johnson
Member for Ryan
Political offices
New title Assistant Minister for Disability Services