Major Sponsor - Senator Claire Moore
Claire Moore, Senator for Queensland has been the major sponsor for the BGDA since 2015. Her financial support has enabled the BGDA to provide financial assistance to low SES schools as well as improve the educational outcomes of all participants by facilitating the creation of training materials.
Participation In Debating
During her schooling years, Claire Moore attended St Saviour's College in Toowoomba and actively participated in debating. Understanding the importance of debating in ensuring girls reach their fullest potential, she has generously supported the BGDA since 2015.
Current Political Positions
Senator Moore was elected to the Australian Senate as a Senator for Queensland in 2001, in 2007 and again in 2013. Claire took up her role as a Senator for Queensland on July 1, 2002 and her current term commenced on 1 July, 2014.
Claire has previously held the positions of Shadow Minister for Women, Shadow Minister for Carers, Shadow Minister for Communities and Manager of Opposition Business (Senate).
Claire is Vice-Chairperson of the Executive Committee of the Asian Forum of Parliamentarians on Population and Development (AFPPD). The AFPPD is a regional group of parliamentarians whose aim is to improve the living standard and welfare of the people in Asia and the Pacific.
Path To Politics
Claire was born in Toowoomba and studied at the University of Queensland and the University of Southern Queensland before commencing work with the Commonwealth Public Service in the Department of Aboriginal Affairs and the Department of Social Security.
Claire is a proud unionist and feminist. Claire is also a keen member and supporter for APHEDA, the trade union overseas aid program. Claire has an active interest in the inspiring work done by community groups and she is a member of many community groups.
Claire's interests are women's history, particularly in trade unions and the ALP, social justice, cricket, Australian and Irish folk music, detective fiction, Paul Keating and art galleries.
Previous Committee Inquires
Claire has participated in various Committee inquiries including: Palliative Care; Commonwealth contribution to former forced adoption policies and practices; Mental Health; Disability and Ageing; Hearing Health in Australia; Petrol Sniffing and Substance Abuse in Central Australia; Cost of living pressures on older Australians and many others.