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MOORE, the Hon. John ColintonBiography for MOORE, the Hon. John Colinton

Member for Ryan (Qld) 1975-2001

Liberal Party of Australia

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.


Born 16.11.36 at Rockhampton, Qld.


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.


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.