Speeches delivered by the Governor of Victoria, the Hon. Linda Dessau AC.

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Professor Emeritus Jaynie Anderson OSI FAHA, University of Melbourne

'We would all agree that many of the best everyday things in our community only exist, thanks to our volunteers.'
'We know that 75% of the fastest growing occupations will require STEM skills. Victoria simply cannot afford a gap in these important areas.'
"You help instil optimism and you help promote an aspiration towards good deeds."
"Many of you are driving the research, treatment and innovation needed to provide the very best care for the elderly as well as other vulnerable groups."
"The continuing success of our partnerships is a testament to the calibre of the people working hard in both our countries."
"The day when we gather as a nation gives us the opportunity to reflect on what each one of us can do to make Australia even better." 
"My husband joins with me in saying that our hearts go out to you: personally, as parents, as proud Melburnians."