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

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'As every area of civic and community life in Victoria is touched by some element of multiculturalism, every Victorian is touched by your generosity.'
'The Mid-Autumn Festival is celebrated in China and other East Asian countries such as Singapore and Vietnam. The celebration dates back more than 3,000 years.'
'The success of your businesses flows to the success of many others – through the supply chains and through the fostering of a culture of continual innovation.'
'I see the relationship between Victoria and Southeast Asia as one steeped in a long and strong history.'
'Melbourne is a city that values every aspect of healthcare. We are fortunate to be home to a number of world class teaching hospitals and universities.'
'I know that many of you will feel humbled or embarrassed by this attention today, but you shouldn’t.'
'It is the contribution of our finest, most committed and most generous community members that will help make our nation the best it can be.'
'Of course, in the 1860s, married women were not expected to work. (At least not for money. They always did plenty of unpaid work.)'