29/11/2011 - 16:14

Norman Moore opts to stay; London posting off the agenda

29/11/2011 - 16:14


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Mining Minister Norman Moore has turned down the opportunity to become WA's next Agent-General in London, a likely disruption to Premier Colin Barnett's plans to bring new blood into the cabinet well ahead of the next state election.

Mr Moore is understood to have made a brief statement this afternoon that he planned remain as a minister and intended to retain his key portfolios. He is currently WA's Minister for Mines and Petroleum; Fisheries; Electoral Affairs

The 64-year-old Liberal member of Legislative Assembly who is leader in the upper house has served in parliament since the mid 1970s.

The current agent-general in London, former Fremantle Ports chief executive Kerry Sanderson finishes her term at the end of the year.


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