A 44-year-old man from Bundaberg in southern Queensland has been sentenced to 16 years in jail for the attempted murder of his former wife.

In May, a jury found Jason John guilty of attempted murder after he doused his former wife in petrol and set her alight at their Pine Creek home in 2011.

His sentence was adjourned while a mental health report was prepared.

Yesterday, Justice Duncan McMeekin told the Supreme Court in Bundaberg, John had a record of violent attacks on his female partners.

He said John posed a danger to anyone who formed an intimate relationship with him and anyone in the community who may be nearby.

He said the victim has suffered extreme pain and her burns would be a "life-long reminder" of the incident.

John will serve at least 10 years of his 16-year sentence.

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