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Hon Jane Prentice MP

Hon Jane Prentice MP

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.
  • 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 9.5.2016.
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
  • Joint Statutory: Public Accounts and Audit from 25.2.2014 to 2.2.2016.
  • Joint Standing: Treaties from 9.10.2012 to 25.2.2014; Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade from 22.9.2014 to 2.2.2016; Electoral Matters from 13.10.2015 to 23.2.2016 (Chair from 13.10.2015 to 23.2.2016); National Broadband Network from 11.9.2018 to 11.4.2019 (Chair from 12.9.2018 to 11.4.2019).
  • House of Representatives Standing: Infrastructure and Communications from 25.10.2010 to 13.10.2015 (Chair from 9.12.2013 to 13.10.2015); Petitions from 4.12.2013 to 9.5.2016; Petitions from 10.9.2018 to 11.4.2019; Procedure from 10.9.2018 to 11.4.2019; Selection from 10.9.2018 to 11.4.2019.
Party positions
  • Vice-President of the Young Liberal Movement (NSW).
  • Chairman of the Young Liberal Mosman Branch.
  • Chairman of the Young Liberal Toowong Branch.
  • Chairman of the Liberal Party Taringa Branch.
  • Member of the Liberal Party Women's Council Executive (Qld.).
  • Secretary of the Warringah Federal Electorate Council.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Includes: