Honorary Doctorate (September 2020)
Claire Moore was named an Honorary Doctorate in September 2020 in recognition of her public service to Queensland and to Australia.
As a Senator for Queensland, Claire Moore was a tireless advocate and supporter of USC and of Higher Education more broadly. She had an unwavering commitment to human rights, particularly for women and Indigenous Australians. Her work and achievements in these fields closely align with USC’s values in action including engagement, social justice, and integrity. Claire served the community through her work in the public service and the Australian Parliament. Claire’s extraordinary achievements in these fields (as outlined in the nomination) make her a deserving recipient of the award of Honorary Doctor of the University.
Claire was, and remains, engaged and passionately committed to working with and for her communities to achieve better outcomes for all Australians. She worked tirelessly to ensure the community and women were represented in the Australian Parliament including through EMILY’s List and the Parliamentary Group on Population and Development. The results of Claire’s work in the committee system and her contributions to landmark health, mental health, and Indigenous disadvantage inquiries (as outlined in the nomination) make her a deserving recipient of the award of Honorary Doctor of the University.