DIDSS Founder receives OAM
The only thing Tony Miller was contemplating in 1999 shortly before he started Dads in Distress was suicide. There was never a thought of personal glory in his crusade for justice for separated men and their children. A decade of dedication later he has been awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM). Nobody was more shocked than he.
Although Tony has moved on from the organisation he founded to focus on his own personal life, Dads in Distress Support Services continues to thrive due largely to his legacy.
CEO Barry Guidera was genuine in his praise when he announced to staff, volunteers, partner agencies and families across the world:
“It is with great pleasure that I am able to announce that our founder, Tony Miller, has been recognised for his long time, amazing efforts, by being awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia for service to the community through the provision of support services for separated families today.”
Graeme Singleton’s article published in the local paper was one of many stories covered by media outlets across the country.