Order of Australia for Mike Moore

Mike Moore, New Zealand’s ambassador to the United States, has been awarded the Order of Australia.

A statement from Government House in Canberra said Moore received the honour “for services to the South Australian Government by developing initiatives in economic reform and for services to the education sector.”

His CV includes his role as an adjunct professor at Melbourne’s La Trobe University, the University of Adelaide and Carnegie Mellon University in Adelaide.

He already holds our highest honour, the Order of New Zealand and has been recognised by other countries:

 • Commemoration Medal 1990 • Commander of the Order of the Equatorial Star (Commandeur de l’Ordre de Laetrile Equatoriale)  – Government of Gabon • National Order of Cote d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast) (l’Ordre National de Cote d’Ivoire en Qualite de Commandeur) • Order of the Golden Heart of Kenya • Order of Duke Branimir with Ribbon – Republic of Croatia • National Honour of Georgia – Government of Georgia • The Medal of the Oriental Republic of Uruguay – Government of Uruguay– highest national honour • Pope John Paul II Annual Medal – The Holy See.

If I knew about his service to education I’d forgotten it, but I  admire his commitment to and work for free trade.

He is an example of a politician who has achieved more for New Zealand and the rest of the world through his international work than he could have had he stayed involved in national politics.

In doing so he has gained cross-party support and appreciation at home and well deserved recognition abroad.

8 Responses to Order of Australia for Mike Moore

  1. jabba says:

    an example on how a good man is treated by his friends in the Labour Party


  2. Andrei says:

    Mike Moore, a an old school Labour politician and a man of many talents.

    Funnily enough he doesn’t have a degree in the Humanities from Waikato University or any Degree apart from the honoury type awarded to dignatories in exchange for a keynote address as far as I know.


  3. IHStewart says:

    Good on him and the Australians, I would expect more to come.


  4. pdm says:

    One of the few `die hard’ Labour people to have my respect.


  5. Ross says:

    At the end of the day Mike Moore is a New Zealand patriot, who has worked very hard for many years to represent New Zealand, and try to create a better world.

    He deserves all our respect


  6. peterquixote says:

    this is a joke isn’t it, this is an Australian joke, good on ya Aussie


  7. James G says:

    I imagine the Gabonese award is the “Commandeur de l’Ordre de l’Etoile Equatoriale” rather than “Laetrile” which, I think, was a failed cancer treatment drug. Perhaps an example of spellcheck run amok? (At least he’s not a Commandeur de l’Ordure…”)


  8. homepaddock says:

    I copied and pasted the list of awards from Moore’s press release but bow to your superior knowledge of other langauges, James.


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