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Women in the federal Liberal-National Party have protested after the dumping of government minister Jane Prentice from her safe Brisbane seat.

Prentice, the assistant minister for disability services, lost a preselection contest on Saturday for the seat of Ryan, which she has held since 2010. Government member for Capricornia, Michelle Landry, said she was “totally appalled” at the outcome, saying “we’ve hardly got any federal females in Queensland in the government and one has been pushed aside by a young male”. Landry said LNP women had contacted her pledging to resign over the party’s inability to promote gender equality in its parliamentary ranks …

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