Hon Jane Prentice

Hon Jane Prentice

Former Member

Liberal Party of Australia
House of Representatives


Parliamentary service
  • Elected to the House of Representatives for Ryan, Queensland, 2010. Re-elected 2013 and 2016. Retired prior to general elections 2019.
Parliamentary appointments
  • Member of the Advisory Council on Australian Archives from 24.2.2011 to 11.4.2019.
  • Member of the Expert Panel on the Constitutional Recognition of Local Government from 8.8.2011 to 1.12.2011.
Parliamentary positions
  • Member of the Speaker's Panel from 12.2.2015 to 22.2.2016.
Ministerial appointments
  • Assistant Minister for Disability Services from 18.2.2016 to 19.7.2016.
  • Assistant Minister for Social Services and Disability Services from 19.7.2016 to 28.8.2018.
Committee service
  • House of Representatives Standing: Infrastructure and Communications served from 25.10.2010 to 3.12.2013; Petitions served from 4.12.2013 to 9.5.2016; Infrastructure and Communications served as Chair from 4.12.2013 to 13.10.2015; Procedure served from 10.9.2018 to 11.4.2019; Petitions served from 10.9.2018 to 11.4.2019; Selection served from 10.9.2018 to 11.4.2019
  • Joint Select: Constitutional Recognition of Local Government served from 26.11.2012 to 7.3.2013
  • Joint Standing: Treaties served from 9.10.2012 to 25.2.2014; Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade served from 22.9.2014 to 2.3.2016; Electoral Matters served as Chair from 13.10.2015 to 22.2.2016; National Broadband Network served from 11.9.2018 to 11.9.2018; National Broadband Network served as Chair from 12.9.2018 to 11.4.2019
  • Joint Statutory: Public Accounts and Audit served from 25.2.2014 to 2.3.2016
Parliamentary party positions
  • Liberal Party of Australia. Served: 21.08.2010 to 11.04.2019
Party positions
  • Vice-President of the Young Liberal Movement (NSW).
  • Chairman of the Young Liberal Mosman Branch (NSW).
  • Chairman of the Young Liberal Toowong Branch (Qld).
  • Chairman of the Liberal Party Taringa Branch (Qld).
  • Member of the Liberal Party Women's Council Executive (Qld).
  • Secretary of the Liberal Party Warringah Federal Electorate Conference (NSW).
  • Secretary of the Coalition Communications Policy Committee.
  • Member of the Coalition Rural and Regional Affairs Policy Committee.
  • Member of the Young Liberal State Executive (NSW) from 1973 to 1977.
  • Member of the Liberal Party State Executive (NSW) from 1976 to 1977.
  • Member of the Young Liberal State Executive (Qld) from 1979 to 1980.
  • Member of the Liberal National Party Policy Standing Committee from 2009 to 2010.
  • Born: 22.6.1953, Melbourne, Australia
  • Gender: Female
  • Marital Status: Married
Qualifications and occupation before entering Federal Parliament
  • MAICD (Australian Institute of Company Directors).
  • MAIM (Australian Institute of Management).
  • Personal Assistant to the Director of the Country Party (NSW).
  • Staff member to the Minister for Education, Senator the Hon. Sir J Carrick.
  • Office manager at QCOM Pty. Ltd.
  • Director of the Visitors and Convention Bureau, Brisbane (Qld.).
  • Business Manager at the Australian Telecommunications User Group (Qld).
  • Managing Director of Conventions Queensland.
  • Member of Brisbane City Council from 2000 to 2010.
  • Leader of the Opposition on the Brisbane City Council from 2007 to 2008.
  • Chairman of the Public and Active Transport and Economic Development Committees, 2010.
Local Government service
  • Member, Brisbane City Council from 2000 to 2010.
  • Leader of the Opposition, Brisbane City Council from 2007 to 2008.
  • Name: Ryan
  • Location: south-western Brisbane; it includes the suburbs of Anstead, Bellbowrie, Brookfield, Chapel Hill, Chuwar, Dorrington, Enoggera, Enoggera Reservoir, Ferny Grove, Fig Tree Pocket, Gaythorne, Grovely, Indooroopilly, Ironside, Karana Downs, Kenmore, Kenmore Hills, Keperra, Kholo, Mitchelton, Moggill, Mt Coot-tha, Mt Crosby, Oxford Park, Peewee Bend, Pinjarra Hills, Priors Pocket, Pullenvale, Rainworth, Rosalie, St Johns Wood, St Lucia, Taringa, The Gap, Toowong, Torwood, Upper Brookfield, Upper Kedron and parts of Ashgrove, Auchenflower, Bardon, Paddington and Lake Manchester.
  • Area: 441 Sq km
  • Electors enrolled: 105,037 (at 2.7.2016)
  • Industries: mainly residential and acreage suburbs with some commercial and retail activities; includes the University of Queensland, Brisbane's television transmitters on Mount Coot-tha.
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