Emma Miller Award Recipients
Emma Miller award recipient – 2015
Jenni’s Union activism has spanned more than two decades, from her grassroots campaigning on teacher housing issues in Charters Towers to pursuing school and teacher housing issues after, firstly Cyclone Larry and then, five years later, Cyclone Yasi.
She was instrumental in the creation of the Cassowary Coast Branch, which she went on to represent on the QTU State Council and Peninsula Area Council.
Political lobbying included numerous submissions, discussions and invitations to federal Kennedy MP Bob Katter and former Hinchinbrook MP Andrew Cripps. Particularly noteworthy was Jenni’s positive delegation to a hostile LNP government at the 2013 Tully Community Cabinet meeting.
During the 1997 Your Rights at Work Campaign and subsequent election campaigns, Jenni’s team of activists ran stalls at the Mission Beach markets, organised enrol-to-vote activities and organised local media letter-writing campaigns. She also led grassroots enterprise bargaining and Gonski campaigning.