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Jacqui McCrum, Secretary General at the Department of Defence. Photo: Mark Condren

Jacqui McCrum, Secretary General at the Department of Defence. Photo: Mark Condren

Jacqui McCrum, Secretary General at the Department of Defence. Photo: Mark Condren

As Secretary General at the Department of Defence, Jacqui McCrum is familiar with the suffering caused by Covid-19, after her daughter Freya (23) was struck down by the virus at Christmas.

It was incredibly stressful. She was struggling to breathe, so there were two days and nights where I didn’t sleep,” she says. “So I know exactly what people are going through with it.”


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