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Diabetes Australia President Judi Moylan has been recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours.

Diabetes Australia today congratulated the organisation’s President the Honourable Judi Moylan who was appointed an Officer (AO) of the Order of Australia in this year’s Queen’s Birthday honours. The award recognised her distinguished career as a Federal MP and her long and tireless advocacy for women’s issues and the diabetes community.

Diabetes Australia CEO A/Professor Greg Johnson said the award reflected a life devoted to supporting the Australian community.

“Diabetes Australia has been privileged to have Judi Moylan as our President since 2013,” A/Professor Johnson said.

“In that time Judi has been a tireless voice for people with all types of diabetes contributing her extensive experience, strategic acumen and unflagging determination to minimise the impact of diabetes on the Australian community.

“We look forward to continuing to work with Judi to ensure people with diabetes receive the support they need.”

The Hon Judi Moylan became the first Western Australian women to be elected as a Liberal Party MP to the House of Representatives in the seat of Pearce in 1993, a seat she held for 20 years through seven elections. She served for a time as Minister for Family Services and Minister assisting the Prime Minister for the Status of Women.

In 2000, Mrs Moylan established the non-partisan Parliamentary Diabetes Support Group, chairing this group in Federal Parliament for 13 years. She was appointed Independent President and Chair of the Board of Diabetes Australia upon her retirement from Federal Parliament in 2013.