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Some of Victoria’s most senior officials were present at a special garden party at Government House last Saturday to celebrate the Burnet Institute’s 25th anniversary.
The function which was attended by Professor David De Kretser AC, Governor of Victoria and Mrs de Kretser, the Hon David Davis MLC, Minister for Health and Ageing, the Rt Hon Sir Zelman Cowen AK and Lady Cowen and more than 500 guests, celebrated the contributions the Institute has made to global health and the role the many supporters of the Institute had played.
In addressing the guests, the Governor paid special tribute to the Burnet Institute for its 25 years of groundbreaking health and medical research.
He said the Burnet Institute has developed a reputation for excellence in public health and international health, implementing its research findings to deliver better health outcomes.
The Governor’s words were echoed by the Hon David Davis MLC, Minister for Health who added the Burnet’s commitment to taking its work beyond the walls of the Institute is essential in making a real difference to our community, locally and overseas, particularly for those who are disadvantaged.
“I highly commend the Burnet for its vision and dedication over 25 years and look forward to future groundbreaking advances in the treatment of serious diseases,” Mr Davis said.
Professor Brendan Crabb, Director of the Burnet Institute said the function was an opportunity for Burnet’s staff to meet and thank many of the Institute’s donors and supporters some of whom had been supporters of the Institute since its inception in 1986.