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in AUSTRALIA, 25/11/2012

A senior political strategist within the Australian Defence Force (ADF) has publicly revealed her gender transition with the Army confirming Lieutenant Colonel Cate McGregor will continue on in her position as speechwriter to Army chief, Lieutenant General David Morrison.

Born as Malcolm McGregor, the former journalist and political staffer to John Hewson and Bob Carr took time off this year to write a memoir, An Indian Summer Of Cricket, and also undergo hormone therapy.

“When I came out to the army, I said I would not be commenting on my transsexuality,” McGregor told The Sunday Telegraph last week.

“But I’ve been treated with enormous decency. I’ve been humbled by my colleagues.”

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