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

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'Ten years may have passed since the 2009 Bushfires, but of course we remember that time very clearly.'
'Naturally, the loss experienced in each area differs. The experiences differ. And the responses to the shock and hardship of the fires differ.'
'We know of the many inspiring examples of community resilience, rebuilding and recovery.'
'Australia Day gives us the opportunity to count all those blessings.'
'In modern Australia, in 2019, as we see a gathering of a crowd that comes from all these lands, we can feel pride.'
'I know that such courageous acts will continue, because we are fortunate to live in a fundamentally kind and caring community.'
'Victoria’s $70 billion fashion industry could not have its local retail and its export success without the brilliant dreamers.'
'Scientists and scientific inquiry have shaped the environment in which we live, how we live and our understanding of ourselves, of others and of our planet.'