Transgender military officer Catherine McGregor pans the selection as Australian of the Year of former boss David Morrison as a “weak, conventional choice”.
So who should have been selected?
Ms McGregor revealed she felt sad she wasn’t chosen as Australian of the Year.
“I felt sad for two reasons, one was I like to win things,” she said.
“I felt really sad that they (National Australia Day board) did not have the courage to go with an LGBTI person.
That’s one emotional female.