Claire Moore is an Australian politician who was an Australian Labor Party Senator for Queensland from 2002 to 2019, having been elected in the 2001 Federal Election, and the Shadow Minister for International Development and the Pacific. Claire retired from federal politics in 2019,  after 17 years in the job.

Claire has been involved in many community organisations, including Australians for Native Title and Reconciliation (ANTAR), the Australian Republican Movement (ARM), Friends of the ABC, EMILY’s List, and the Australian Workers’ Heritage Centre, the last two of which she was a founding member.

A long-time New Farm resident, Claire shares a love of New Farm Park, and has kindly agreed to become Patron of The Park from 2019.

Claire recently submitted the following report – with regular posts to follow.

“Hello to the Friends of New Farm Park. I live close by. I’m Claire Moore, recently retired Senator from our Federal Parliament. I have been active on a number of Community and Social issues, and will continue to do so in my retirement. I’m quite looking forward to my new involvement in New Farm and its famous Park.

There will be much more later, but here are details of a Motion I voted on back in September of this year.

That the Senate …..

(a) notes:
(i) that just one week after winter, Queensland is experiencing unprecedented and devastating bushfires and facing what the fire service has described as the most catastrophic bushfire season in recorded history,
(ii) that hundreds of people have been affected by the de