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Visit from Premier of Victoria and Minister for Families and Children

Yesterday the Premier of Victoria and the Minister for Families and Children came to QEC and made a significant announcement – a total package of over $200 million to support families with infants / young children.

 

This includes:

· $9 million to QEC for an upgrade / expansion to QEC Noble Park facilities

· An additional 7 Residential Early Parenting Services across rural and regional Victoria

100th Annual General Meeting

QEC was extremely proud to host our 100th Annual General Meeting on November 14, 2018.

 

After a heart-warming performance by a group of young musicians from the Noble Park English Language School, a family who had recently enjoyed QEC’s support shared their unique perspective.

 

We celebrated the achievements of our staff, and acknowledged three staff who have provided a combined 45 years of service to QEC. Our Board President gave a great speech acknowledging our partners, our team and the contributions of our Board. We were honoured to present Life Governor awards to two long standing contributors to our organisation: Mary Sayers and Jenny Fairbairn.  

QEC hosted its 99th Annual General Meeting on Wednesday 15 November.

We had a wonderful group of people attending the meeting; patrons of QEC, family services partners, Board members and staff.

The meeting opened with amazing voices of children from the Noble Park Primary School Choir who brought tears to many in attendance singing I am Australian and Moana.

 

Dr Robyn Miller, CEO of MacKillop Family Services was our Guest Speaker. She gave an incredible story of how QEC has been serving over 3 million Victorian families over the last century with pioneering early parenting practices. She also described how there has been unacceptable level of increase in the number of children being reported to Child Protection. Prevention and early intervention hold the key to making sure that our children receive the best start in their life. And that is what QEC is all about! Thank you Dr Miller for your inspirational speech.

 

We also celebrated QEC staff's long services. We congratulated over 10 staff who have achieved incredible milestones of 10, 15, 20, 25, and 30 years of their services! QEC will not be who we are without the tireless dedication of our staff. Congratulations and thank you to our amazing staff. 

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