Emma Miller Award Recipients
Emma Miller award recipient – 2002
Catherine joined the QTU in 1980, and in spite of being forced to resign from the department after starting her family, she managed to take on an extensive list of honorary positions. Catherine became the Union Rep at Goondiwindi State School in 1995, and also served as President, Area Council delegate and the State Council delegate for the Border Branch.
She was a member of the Women Teachers and Girls Education and Professional Issues Committees, and she took on the role of acting Women's Officer in 2011 and acting Research Officer in 2012.
Throughout her career, Catherine was a strong advocate for quality teacher accommodation and primary school resourcing. Her desire to see more women take on leadership roles prompted her to act as a mentor for many women, in the workplace and across the QTU branches and regions.
Catherine became a QTU Life Member in 2015.