Tasmania will have its third different racing minister in just over two years with Jane Howlett, who held the role until early 2022, re-appointed under the latest changes to Premier Jeremy Rockliff’s ministry.

Jane Howlett (middle) will return to Tasmanian Premier Jeremy Rockliff's cabinet for another term as the state's racing minister. (Photo: Facebook)

Howlett was Racing Minister from January 2020 to February 2022, when she resigned from cabinet for personal reasons.

Since then, Liberal members Madeleine Ogilvie and Felix Ellis have held the Racing Minister role during a turbulent time for the Tasmanian industry, especially in the integrity space.

Howlett, formerly a member of the Upper House Legislative Council seat of Prosser, was recently elected in the lower house House Of Assembly seat of Lyons at the recent Tasmanian election.

The March 23 election saw Rockliff fail to secure enough seats for a majority Liberal government. He has come to an agreement with the Jacqui Lambie Party to ensure his party can rule in minority and has confirmed his cabinet changes.

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