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RightsTalk: Catherine McGregor – My Gender Journey

Australian Human Rights Commission

Wednesday, 19 November 2014 from 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM (AEDT)

RightsTalk: Catherine McGregor – My Gender Journey

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Group Captain Catherine McGregor is currently serving as the speechwriter and strategic adviser to the Chief of the Air Force. She entered the Royal Military College Duntroon in 1974 and graduated to the Royal Australian Infantry. 

Over a career in the Australian Regular Army spanning 40 years, she held a wide variety of regimental and staff appointments. She deployed on operations on three occasions including as the Commanding Officer of the Australian Army Training Team in Timor Leste. She is a Tetum linguist. In 2008, she was a Visiting Fellow to The Leverhulme Changing Character of War Programme at All Souls Oxford University in 2008 and holds a Master of Arts in War Studies from UNSW.

She was awarded the Order of Australia on 26 January 2012 for her exceptional service to The Australian Army. She served continuously as speechwriter to every Chief of the Army since 2000. She has held various appointments in Strategic Policy Branch at Army Headquarters. She transferred to the Royal Australian Air Force Reserve in June of this year on promotion to Group Captain

She is a published author and has written on politics and cricket for The Australian, The Sydney Morning Herald, The Australian Financial Review, The Age She is the Prime Minister’s delegate to the National Selection Panel for selection of The Prime Minister’s XI and is also the Head of Australian Services Women’s cricket. She is still active as a player and coach and will be part of the ABC Grandstand team for the forthcoming summer.

She was recently named as one of Australia’s 50 most powerful women by the Australian Women’s Weekly.

In her earlier life, Cate was well-known as a political commentator whose name was Malcolm. She commenced living as a woman on July 30, 2012 and her story was documented on Australian Story in February 2014. She is now the highest-ranking trans-woman military official in the world.

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Australian Human Rights Commission
Level 3
175 Pitt
Sydney, NSW 2000

Wednesday, 19 November 2014 from 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM (AEDT)

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