Norman Moore (politician)

Norman Frederick Moore AM (born 24 August 1945) is a former Western Australian politician. From 2008 to 2013 he was Minister for Mines and Petroleum; Fisheries; Electoral Affairs and Leader of the Government in the Legislative Council. From 12 June to 29 June 2012, he was the Minister for Justice. He held a seat for the Electoral region of Mining and Pastoral and is a member of the Liberal Party.[1]

Norman Moore

Member of the Western Australian Legislative Council for Mining and Pastoral Region
In office
22 May 1977 – 21 May 2013
Preceded byStan Dellar
Personal details
Born (1945-08-24) 24 August 1945 (age 75)
Political partyLiberal

Born in Kalgoorlie, Moore worked as a high school principal before entering the Western Australian Legislative Council in 1977 as a member of the Lower North Province, defeating incumbent Labor member Stan Dellar in that year's state election. He was the Parliamentary Secretary to the Cabinet from 5 March 1980 to 22 January 1982 under Charles Court, took up several opposition appointments from 1984 to 1993, and held numerous ministerial portfolios in the Court–Cowan Ministry such as education, sport and recreation, mines and tourism. Since 1997 he has been the "Father of the House" in the Council chamber. From 2001 to 2008, he was the leader of the opposition in the Western Australian Legislative Council and held various shadow positions relating to mines and policy development.[1] In September 2005, he discussed his concerns over the decline of federalism in his own party, and the possibility of Western Australia seceding from the rest of the country.[2] After the 2008 state election, he was appointed to the Barnett Ministry.[1] On 1 February 2012, he announced that he would retire at the 2013 state election.[3]

He is married to Lee with 3 adult children; Kathryn, Georgia and Daniel.[citation needed]

In 2001, he received a Centenary Medal for "service to Australian society through parliament".[4] He was made a Member of the Order of Australia in 2016.[5]


  1. ^ a b c "Hon. Norman Frederick Moore MLC BA Dip Ed". Parliament of Western Australia. Retrieved 2 August 2012.
  2. ^ Carmody, Rebecca (9 September 2005). "Norman Moore talks secession". Stateline Western Australia (transcript). Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Retrieved 22 October 2008.
  3. ^ Emerson, Daniel (1 February 2012). "Norman Moore announces retirement". The West Australian. Retrieved 2 August 2012.
  4. ^ "MOORE, Norman Frederick: Centenary Medal". It's an Honour. Archived from the original on 3 March 2016. Retrieved 2 August 2012.
  5. ^ "Australia Day 2016: Search the honours list". ABC News. 26 January 2016. Retrieved 26 January 2016.