|Manager of Opposition Business in the Senate|
18 October 2013 – 23 July 2016
|Preceded by||Mitch Fifield|
|Succeeded by||Sam Dastyari|
|Senator for Queensland|
|Assumed office |
1 July 2002
Claire Mary Moore
19 February 1956
Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia
|Political party||Australian Labor Party|
Claire Mary Moore (born 19 February 1956) is an Australian politician who has been Shadow Minister for Women, Shadow Minister for Carers, Shadow Minister for Communities and Manager of Opposition Business in the Senate since 18 October 2013.
She was elected as an Senator for Queensland in 2001 and began her term in the Senate in 2002. Prior to entering Parliament, Moore was the Branch Secretary of the Community and Public Sector Union for seven years.
Moore was born in Toowoomba, Queensland, to Catholic parents Mick and Mary Moore. She attended St Saviour's College, prior to studying at both the University of Queensland and the University of Southern Queensland.
From 1996 to 2001, Moore was Vice-President, Chair of the Women's Committee and Chair of the Arts Committee of the Queensland Council of Unions (QCU).
She is also a keen member and supporter of APHEDA: the trade union overseas aid program.
Senate of Australia
In the Senate, she has served as Chair or Deputy Chair of the Community Affairs Committee since July 2005, including both Chair of the Community Affairs (Legislation) Committee and Deputy Chair of the Community Affairs (References) Committee.
Moore has also served as a Member of the Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade; as a Member of the Senate Standing Committee on Regulations and Ordinances; and as the Chair of the Parliamentary Group on Population and Development.
On Friday 18 October 2013, The Hon Bill Shorten MP, Leader of the Opposition, announced the allocation of portfolios  in which Moore was appointed Shadow Minister for Women, Shadow Minister for Carers, Shadow Minister for Communities, and Manager of Opposition Business in the Senate. Following Labor's narrow defeat at the 2016 election, Moore lost the Manager of Opposition Business role to Sam Dastyari but remained in the outer ministry becoming the Shadow Minister for International Development and the Pacific.
Moore 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.
According to her ALP profile page, Moore's personal interests are women's history (particularly trade unions and the ALP), cricket, Australian and Irish folk music, detective fiction, Paul Keating, and art galleries.
- "Senator Claire Moore's official website". Retrieved 4 August 2016.
- Parliament of Australia website: Senator Claire Moore, biography http://www.aph.gov.au/Senators_and_Members/Parliamentarian?MPID=00AOQ
- "Qld Labor senator Claire Moore to retire". SBS News. AAP. 31 July 2018. Retrieved 8 August 2018.
- Shadow Cabinet, http://www.alp.org.au/shadowministry
- ALP - Claire Moore - http://www.alp.org.au/claire_moore
|Parliament of Australia|
Title last held byMitch Fifield
| Manager of Opposition Business in the Senate