Published on: February 2021
Simon Moore, OAM
Ms FELICITY WILSON (North Shore) (18:28:30):
I congratulate a North Shore resident and a dear friend of mine and of many people here, Simon Moore, who was recently acknowledged in the Australia Day Honours. Simon was recognised with a Medal of the Order of Australia for his service to the broadcast media, particularly through FINE FM, and community organisations such as the AIDS Council of New South Wales and the Liberal Party of New South Wales. Simon, who lives in Kirribilli, has worked at FINE Music 102.5 Community Radio since 2004. After only a couple of months of volunteering, Simon was filling in for the morning breakfast show on Thursdays, when he regularly played a mix of show tunes and traditional classical music. Simon has also been instrumental in our New South Wales Liberal Party, serving in various roles over the years and only recently stepping down as my conference president. I have had many interesting times while handing out with Simon, but none will I remember so much as handing out for same-sex marriage a couple of years ago and then enjoying attending his wedding to his husband, Brian. I congratulate Simon on receiving this well-deserved award in recognition of his service to the local community.