Jason Moore

Jason Moore, a Gubbi Gubbi man, is the grandson of well respected Gubbi Gubbi Elder, the late Cliff Monkland.

Born and raised in Brisbane, as a young fellow Jason loved his sports and played in many different types such as cricket, rugby league, rugby union and baseball.

In 1988, Jason's passion for baseball allowed him to represent the Brisbane Expo's in a tour of America for a period of six weeks.

His parents saw the value in ensuring he received a good education and as a result he attended Marist Brothers College in Rosalie for his senior schooling. In 1987 Jason represented the school in the first XV rugby union team who won The Associated Schools (TAS) premiership.

After completing school, Jason knew the importance of finding a job and he has worked in many jobs such as a cable joiner, cable hauler, truck driver (including underground), mail officer and linesman.

Jason is attracted to work that allows him to operate machinery and he currently works at the Peabody Energy, Wilkie Creek Mine that is located approximately 250 kilometres west of Brisbane in the Surat Basin.

Since being at Wilkie Creek, Jason has received training in the operation of heavy machinery such as electric dump trucks, water cart and bull-dozer's under Peabody's commitment to having a highly skilled workforce.

"I enjoy the challenges that come with the everyday operation of a mine and I have great friendships with my crew" says Jason.

"I get a real buzz out of driving the machinery".

The mining industry is where Jason has always aspired to be and he believes that he has a real future in this industry.

"I learn something new every day that I am there and I've never had a job that has given me so much job satisfaction," says Jason.