Mr John Moore

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Former Member

Party
Liberal Party of Australia
Chamber
House of Representatives

Biography

Parliamentary service
  • Elected to the House of Representatives for Ryan, Queensland, 1975, 1977, 1980, 1983, 1984, 1987, 1990, 1993, 1996 and 1998. Resigned 5.2.2001.
Parliamentary appointments
  • Member, Parliamentary Retiring Allowances Trust from 6.9.83 to 5.2.01.
Ministerial appointments
  • Minister for Business and Consumer Affairs from 3.11.80 to 20.4.82.
  • Minister for Industry, Science and Tourism from 11.3.96 to 21.10.98.
  • Vice-President of the Executive Council from 11.3.96 to 21.10.98.
  • Minister for Defence from 21.10.98 to 30.01.01.
Committee service
  • House of Representatives Standing: Legal and Constitutional Affairs from 8.10.87 to 17.8.89.
  • Joint Statutory: Corporations and Securities from 7.3.91 to 29.6.94.
  • Joint: Australian Capital Territory from 16.5.90 to 7.3.91; Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade from 17.5.90 to 30.6.94.
Conferences, delegations and visits
  • Member, 65th IPU Conference, Bonn, September 1978, and 67th IPU Conference, East Berlin, September 1980.
  • Leader, Australian Delegation to ESCAP, Bangkok, March 1981.
  • Member, Parliamentary Delegation to Africa, July-August 1982.
  • Leader, Opposition Parliamentary Delegation to Israel, 1987.
  • Leader, Opposition Parliamentary Delegation to USSR, 1988.
  • Guest of British Government on Privatisation study, 1990.
  • Deputy Leader, Parliamentary Delegation to Canada and USA, May-June 1992.
  • Member, Joint Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade study tour of Indonesia, October 1992.
  • Member, Parliamentary Delegation to Syria, Lebanon, Tunisia and Morocco, November-December 1993.
  • Official visits to USA, May-June 1996; Singapore and Indonesia, October 1996; Germany, UK and USA, March 1997; USA, May-June 1997; USA, Chile, Argentina and South Africa, June-July 1997; Singapore, Japan and China, July-August 1997; Singapore, Indonesia and Thailand, November 1997; UK, Germany, France, Belgium and USA, January-February 1998; France, June 1998; Indonesia, November 1998; Thailand, December 1998; Bougainville, December 1998; Singapore and Malaysia, February 1999; Indonesia, UK and USA, April-May 1999; China, Republic of Korea and Japan, May 1999; USA, Canada, Germany, Italy, France, UK and East Timor, October-November 1999; Papua New Guinea, December 1999; East Timor, December 1999; USA, March 2000; New Zealand, June 2000; Malaysia, Singapore, Spain and USA, July 2000; East Timor, December 2000.
Parliamentary party positions
  • Member, Opposition Shadow Ministry from 16.3.83 to 11.4.90 and from 26.5.94 to 11.3.96. Shadow Minister for Finance from 16.3.83 to 14.12.84; Communications from 14.12.84 to 9.9.85; Local Government and Northern Development from 9.9.85 to 21.4.87; Transport and Aviation from 1.5.87 to 14.8.87; Business and Consumer Affairs from 21.4.87 to 12.5.89; Business, Privatisation and Consumer Affairs from 12.5.89 to 11.4.90; Privatisation and Public Administration from 26.5.94 to 25.9.94; Industry, Commerce and Privatisation from 25.9.94 to 31.1.95; Industry and Commerce from 31.1.95 to 11.3.96; Public Administration from 10.3.95 to 11.3.96.
Party positions
  • Member, Liberal Party State Executive (Qld) from 1966.
  • Vice-President and Treasurer, Liberal Party (Qld) 1968-73.
  • Member, Liberal Party Federal Council 1968-76 and 1984-90.
  • President, Liberal Party (Qld) 1973-76 and 1984-90.
  • Member, Liberal Party Federal Executive 1973-76 and 1984-90.
Personal
  • Born 16.11.36 at Rockhampton, Qld.
  • Married.
Qualifications and occupation before entering Federal Parliament
  • BComm (Qld), AAUQ, AASA, ASIA.
  • Member, Brisbane Stock Exchange; company director.
  • Member, Australian National University Council 1971-76.
  • Member, Anti-Cancer Council of Queensland 1972-76.
  • Member, Board of Governors, Queensland Festival of Arts 1976-78.
  • Former Metropolitan Chair, Freedom from Hunger Campaign.
  • Former Member, ABC State Advisory Committee.
Electorate
  • Description: Outer metropolitan.
  • Location: South-western Brisbane; it includes the suburbs of Bellbowrie, Brookfield, Chapel Hill, Corinda, Indooroopilly, Kenmore, St Lucia, Taringa and The Gap, and parts of Darra, Oxley and Toowong.
  • Area: 238 sq km (approx.).
  • Electors enrolled: 83 455 (at 3.10.98).
  • Industries: Light industry and farming. It also includes the University of Queensland.
  • State electorates: Ryan includes parts of the Queensland Legislative Assembly electorates of Ashgrove, Inala, Indooroopilly, Mt Ommaney, Moggill and Mt Coot-tha.