Judi Moylan

Judith Eleanor Moylan AO (born 24 February 1944) is a former Australian politician who served as a Liberal member of the Australian House of Representatives from March 1993 to August 2013, representing the Division of Pearce, Western Australia.

Judi Moylan

Member of the Australian Parliament
for Pearce
In office
13 March 1993 – 5 August 2013
Preceded byFred Chaney
Succeeded byChristian Porter
Personal details
Born (1944-02-24) 24 February 1944 (age 77)
Guildford, Western Australia
Political partyLiberal Party of Australia
OccupationLecturer, company director

Moylan was born in the Perth suburb of Guildford and educated at Perth Technical College. She was an education officer and lecturer, a real estate agent and company director before entering politics. She was President of the Midland and Districts Chamber of Commerce 1990–91.[1]

Moylan was a member of the Opposition Shadow Ministry 1994–96 and was Minister for Family Services and Minister assisting the Prime Minister for the Status of Women from 1996 to 1998. In June 2005 she joined a backbench revolt led by Liberal colleague Petro Georgiou in an attempt to end the system of mandatory detention in Australia of asylum seekers.[2]

Moylan was a leading member of the Liberal Party's "small-l liberal" wing, which made her stand out in an increasingly conservative party.[citation needed] On 28 July 2011, she announced she would stand down at the next federal election.[3][failed verification]


  1. ^ "The Hon Judi Moylan MP". ParlInfo Web. Parliament of Australia. Retrieved 9 December 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ "A great outcome for asylum seekers: Judi Moylan". ABC Radio: PM. 17 June 2005. Retrieved 17 February 2008. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ "Mal Washer and Judi Moyland — True Liberals in a Conservative heartland". The Body Politic. Retrieved 17 March 2012. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
Political offices
Preceded by
Rosemary Crowley
Minister for Family Services
Succeeded by
Warwick Smith
Preceded by
Jocelyn Newman
Minister assisting the Prime
Minister for the Status of Women

Succeeded by
Jocelyn Newman
Parliament of Australia
Preceded by
Fred Chaney
Member for Pearce
Succeeded by
Christian Porter