Jane Prentice has been the Federal Member for the electorate of Ryan since 2010. She was appointed Assistant Minister for Disability Services in February 2016 and reappointed as Assistant Minister for Social Services and Disability Services in July 2016.
Prior to her election to Federal Parliament, Jane served for 10 years as Councillor for the Brisbane City Council ward of Walter Taylor.
Jane has had the pleasure of calling our community home for more than 30 years. Together with her husband, Ian and children, George and Caitlin, the Prentices have lived, worked and raised a family in Ryan. Maintaining and enhancing the Ryan way of life is what drove Jane to stand for public office and what she fights for everyday.
In Council Jane was a member of Civic Cabinet, with the portfolio of Public and Active Transport and Economic Development Committee (including the Asian Pacific Cities Summit).
Jane also served as Leader of the Opposition in Council in 2007 and 2008.
In 2006, Jane was appointed by the Lord Mayor to Chair the City’s Water and Sewerage Infrastructure Assets Review.
From 2004-2008 Jane was the Lord Mayor’s Spokesman (Liberal Lord Mayor but ALP Cabinet) on City Businesses – which included Brisbane Water and the many issues associated with the drought.
Before entering public life, Jane owned and managed a successful convention and event management company for twenty years and was responsible for organising many of Queensland’s largest events.
Jane was honoured to be elected as the Federal Member for Ryan at the August 2010 Election and is committed to achieving real results locally and building a better future for Ryan as a strong voice for our community in the Federal Parliament.
Jane lives with her family in Pullenvale and is determined to see Ryan grow and flourish.
- Elected to the House of Representatives for Ryan, Queensland, 2010.
- Appointed Assistant Minister for Disability Services, February 2016
- Reappointed as Assistant Minister for Social Services and Disability Services, July 2016
Janes many roles as a Member of Parliament have included
- Chairman of the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Infrastructure and Communications
- A member of the Joint Standing Committee on Human Rights, Foreign Affairs and Defence
- A member of the Petitions Committee
- A member of the Joint Standing Committee on Public Accounts and Audit
- Chairman of the Australia-Papua New Guinea Inter-Parliamentary Union
- Co-Chairman of the Parliamentary Friends of Amnesty International
- Co-Chairman of the Parliamentary Friends of Red Cross
- Co-Chairman of the Parliamentary Friends of Better Cities
- Co-Chairman of the Parliamentary Friends of West Papua
- Parliamentary Representative on the Advisory Council on National Archives from 24.2.11.
- Member, Expert Panel on the Constitutional Recognition of Local Government 8.8.11 to 1.12.11
- A member of the Speakers Panel
- Vice-President, NSW Young Liberal Movement.
- Chairman, Mosman young Liberal Branch.
- Member, Young Liberal State Executive (NSW) 1973-77.
- Member, Liberal Party State Executive (NSW) 1976-77.
- Hon Secretary, Warringah Federal Electorate Council.
- Member, Young Liberal State Executive (Qld) 1979-80.
- Chairman, Toowong Young Liberal Branch.
- Chairman, Taringa Liberal Party Branch.
- Member, Liberal Party State Women's Council Executive (Qld).
- Member, Liberal National Party Policy Standing Committee 2009-10.
- Secretary, Coalition Policy Committee on Communications.
- Member, Coalition Policy Committee on Rural and Regional Affairs.
Qualifications and Occupation before entering Federal Parliament
- Member, Australian Institute of Company Directors.
- Member, Australian Institute of Management.
- Personal Assistant to State Director, Country Party (NSW).
- Staff member for the Minister for Education, Senator the Hon. Sir John Carrick.
- Office manager, QCOM Pty Ltd.
- Managing Director, Conventions Queensland.
- Member, Brisbane City Council 2000-10 (see Local government service below).
Local Government Service
- Member, Brisbane City Council Ward of Walter Taylor 2000-10.
- Opposition Spokesman on Water and City Business, Brisbane City Council.
- Chairman, Brisbane City Council Water and Sewerage Infrastructure Assets Review 2006.
- Leader of the Opposition, Brisbane City Council 2007-08.
- Member, Brisbane City Council Civic Cabinet.
- Chairman, Public and Active Transport and Economic Development Committee, BCC, 2008-10.