The Hon Judi Moylan MP
In 1993, the Hon Judi Moylan MP was the first woman to be elected to a House of Representatives Seat for the Conservative parties in Western Australia. Mrs Moylan has held the seat of Pearce since 1993, maintaining her strong majority through seven successive elections.
Prior to entering Federal Parliament she owned her own Real Estate Company and took a keen interest in community affairs. Mrs Moylan was President of the Midland and Districts Chamber of Commerce and awarded Business Person of the Year by the Chamber in 1991, she was a Board Member of Whiteman Park, a Member of the Eastern Region Economic Development Committee and Board Member of the Midland Business Incubator. In 1996 Mrs. Moylan was awarded the prestigious Kevin Sullivan Memorial Prize by the Real Estate Institute of Western Australia, for individual excellence and achievement.
Since her election to Parliament Mrs Moylan has been Shadow Minister for Small Business and Women, Minister for Family Services and Minister for Women.
For more than nine years Mrs Moylan was Chair of the Joint Standing Committee on Public Works, a Member of the Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Committee and Chair of the Australia/China Parliamentary Friendship Group (leading of many Delegations to China). In addition, Mrs Moylan was Permanent Delegate to the International Parliamentary Union in the last Parliament and in 2000 she established and continues to Chair the Parliamentary Diabetes Support Group. Mrs Moylan is currently the Deputy Chair of the Standing Committee on Social Policy and Legal Affairs and a member of the Coalition Backbench Economics Committee.