National Delegate: Catherine Morris

20170815adf8631029_0031.jpgI feel privileged to be given the opportunity to represent the region of Southern Queensland as National Delegate, continuing my involvement with Defence Families of Australia. I was previously the National Communications Officer, based in Canberra.

Like most Defence families, I have moved regularly with my husband and three girls (one recently classified as a dependent with special needs) over the last 17 years, including a lateral transfer from the UK, where we had postings in England, Northern Ireland and Germany. In Australia, we have had lived in Sydney, Brisbane, Toowoomba and Canberra, experiencing all the challenges this Defence life entails, most recently with relocations – establishing education for our children and spouse employment.

I feel passionately that the views of families need to be represented when making decisions concerning policy that affects them and look forward to hearing from families representing all three services based in Southern Queensland. Support for families and partner employment are my advocacy areas of interest. I also look forward to working with local command, DCO and ex-service providers to support local families.
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