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RECOGNISING VICTORIA’S LONGEST-SERVING EDUCATION CAREERS IN OUR LOCAL AREA

More than 400 Department of Education and Training staff have been recognised for their dedication to public education, acknowledging those who have achieved 40, 45, 50 and 55 years of service in 2017. Member for Cranbourne, Jude Perera MP today congratulated Loretta Hamilton of Courtney Gardens Primary School for her long-serving contribution to education. Loretta Hamilton has devoted 45 years of service in education and her positive impact has been felt by generations of young students. Jude Perera MP, also congratulated Janice Brueton of Lynbrook Primary School on her devoted 40 years of service. This is a total contribution of 85 years of service for education in the in our local community. The 420 recipients from across the state have together devoted more than 17,000 years to teaching, have seen change, led progress and embraced opportunities to help young people thrive. As the Andrews Labor Government builds the Education State, the example led by these recipients will continue to inspire everyone to do the best for Victoria’s children and young people. Quotes attributable to Minister for Education James Merlino “From blackboard, to whiteboard, to smartboard – these teachers have been part of a steep learning curve for all involved in education.” “Their journeys as education professionals have been at a time of incredible technological and global change.” “I thank every recipient for the dedication, energy and creativity they have brought to their roles in every day of their careers.” Quotes attributable to Member for Cranbourne District, Jude Perera MP “I wish to  congratulate all teachers recognised for their many years of service. Their commitment and dedication for education has been felt by generations of young students within our local community”.

RECOGNISING VICTORIA’S LONGEST-SERVING EDUCATION CAREERS IN OUR LOCAL AREA

More than 400 Department of Education and Training staff have been recognised for their dedication to public education, acknowledging those who have achieved 40, 45, 50 and 55 years of service in 2017. Member for Cranbourne, Jude Perera MP today congratulated Loretta Hamilton of Courtney Gardens Primary School for her long-serving contribution to education. Loretta Hamilton has devoted 45 years of service in education and her positive impact has been felt by generations of young students. Jude Perera MP, also congratulated Janice Brueton of Lynbrook Primary School on her devoted 40 years of service. This is a total contribution of 85 years of service for education in the in our local community. The 420 recipients from across the state have together devoted more than 17,000 years to teaching, have seen change, led progress and embraced opportunities to help young people thrive. As the Andrews Labor Government builds the Education State, the example led by these recipients will continue to inspire everyone to do the best for Victoria’s children and young people. Quotes attributable to Minister for Education James Merlino “From blackboard, to whiteboard, to smartboard – these teachers have been part of a steep learning curve for all involved in education.” “Their journeys as education professionals have been at a time of incredible technological and global change.” “I thank every recipient for the dedication, energy and creativity they have brought to their roles in every day of their careers.” Quotes attributable to Member for Cranbourne District, Jude Perera MP “I wish to  congratulate all teachers recognised for their many years of service. Their commitment and dedication for education has been felt by generations of young students within our local community”.

BOOST FOR EMERGENCY VOLUNTEERS IN OUR LOCAL AREA

Victorian emergency management volunteers are getting a well-deserved funding boost thanks to the Victorian Government’s $15 million Emergency Services Volunteer Sustainability Grants program. Hundreds of grant applications for equipment, communications, facility upgrades and community engagement and training have already been received from volunteer organisations across the state. Jude Perera MP, State Member for Cranbourne today announced that the Cranbourne CFA will receive $68,664.80, for the renovation of their building to accommodate turn out gear Other beneficiaries of the grant included: Clyde CFA $3,944.00 for the purchase of durable hoses. These grants will assist emergency volunteers in our local area in the crucial work they do in keeping the community safe. To view successful recipients of the ESVS Grants Program please visit: https://www.emv.vic.gov.au/esvsgrants. Quotes attributable to Minister for Emergency Services James Merlino    “The Andrews Labor Government is supporting the significant contribution of the more than 100,000 emergency management volunteers, investing in equipment, training and facilities to keep our communities safe.” “The Emergency Services Volunteer Sustainability Grants Program has been established to ensure emergency management volunteers can continue to deliver their crucial work, protecting Victorian properties and lives.” Quotes attributable to Jude Perera MP: "This is an exciting day for our local area> and I congratulate all our grant recipients and hope that it assist them the outstanding job they do in keeping the community safe.” “I encourage all volunteer brigades and units in our local area to visit the Emergency Management Victoria website and apply for a grant.”

BOOST FOR EMERGENCY VOLUNTEERS IN OUR LOCAL AREA

Victorian emergency management volunteers are getting a well-deserved funding boost thanks to the Victorian Government’s $15 million Emergency Services Volunteer Sustainability Grants program. Hundreds of grant applications for equipment, communications, facility upgrades and community engagement and training have already been received from volunteer organisations across the state. Jude Perera MP, State Member for Cranbourne today announced that the Cranbourne CFA will receive $68,664.80, for the renovation of their building to accommodate turn out gear Other beneficiaries of the grant included: Clyde CFA $3,944.00 for the purchase of durable hoses. These grants will assist emergency volunteers in our local area in the crucial work they do in keeping the community safe. To view successful recipients of the ESVS Grants Program please visit: https://www.emv.vic.gov.au/esvsgrants. Quotes attributable to Minister for Emergency Services James Merlino    “The Andrews Labor Government is supporting the significant contribution of the more than 100,000 emergency management volunteers, investing in equipment, training and facilities to keep our communities safe.” “The Emergency Services Volunteer Sustainability Grants Program has been established to ensure emergency management volunteers can continue to deliver their crucial work, protecting Victorian properties and lives.” Quotes attributable to Jude Perera MP: "This is an exciting day for our local area> and I congratulate all our grant recipients and hope that it assist them the outstanding job they do in keeping the community safe.” “I encourage all volunteer brigades and units in our local area to visit the Emergency Management Victoria website and apply for a grant.”

It’s Official: More Than A Quarter Of A Million Jobs

More than a quarter of a million jobs have been created in Victoria under the Andrews Labor Government, the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) confirmed today, with almost 70 per cent of them full time. The latest ABS data shows 250,100 jobs have been created in Victoria since November 2014, with 172,900 of them full time. In the last month alone, an additional 18,800 full time jobs were created. Victoria’s unemployment rate has also dropped – now sitting at 5.9 per cent, compared to 6.7 per cent in November 2014 under the former Liberal Government. During the year to June 2017, Victorian employment rose by 97,800 persons (+3.2 per cent), which is more than any other state, and the highest in absolute and percentage terms. Victoria’s excellent June employment result was also the state’s fifth consecutive monthly increase in employment. Victoria’s participation rate is also strong at 66.0 per cent, which is well above the national average of 65.0 per cent and reflects a high degree of confidence in the Victorian job market. Quotes attributable to Acting Treasurer Gavin Jennings “Today’s job numbers show that there are more Victorians employed than ever before, and with more than 250,000 jobs create since we were elected, the Labor Government is getting Victorians back to work.” “Our strong economy and solid pipeline of infrastructure projects such as the Metro Tunnel and the level crossing removal program is delivering thousands of jobs, as well as giving apprentices the start they need in work.”

It’s Official: More Than A Quarter Of A Million Jobs

More than a quarter of a million jobs have been created in Victoria under the Andrews Labor Government, the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) confirmed today, with almost 70 per cent of them full time. The latest ABS data shows 250,100 jobs have been created in Victoria since November 2014, with 172,900 of them full time. In the last month alone, an additional 18,800 full time jobs were created. Victoria’s unemployment rate has also dropped – now sitting at 5.9 per cent, compared to 6.7 per cent in November 2014 under the former Liberal Government. During the year to June 2017, Victorian employment rose by 97,800 persons (+3.2 per cent), which is more than any other state, and the highest in absolute and percentage terms. Victoria’s excellent June employment result was also the state’s fifth consecutive monthly increase in employment. Victoria’s participation rate is also strong at 66.0 per cent, which is well above the national average of 65.0 per cent and reflects a high degree of confidence in the Victorian job market. Quotes attributable to Acting Treasurer Gavin Jennings “Today’s job numbers show that there are more Victorians employed than ever before, and with more than 250,000 jobs create since we were elected, the Labor Government is getting Victorians back to work.” “Our strong economy and solid pipeline of infrastructure projects such as the Metro Tunnel and the level crossing removal program is delivering thousands of jobs, as well as giving apprentices the start they need in work.”

$7.6 Million Boost To Help Address Youth Crime

The Andrews Labor Government has announced $7.6 million in grants to help local communities tackle youth crime and repeat offending by intervening early and diverting young people from crime. As a part of the Government’s record investment, the Youth Crime Prevention Grants help local communities tackle the underlying causes of youth crime and repeat offending for young people aged between 10 and 24. A total of $5.6 million has been provided to eight priority communities with higher crime rates and higher proportions of recidivist young offenders, including Ballarat, Casey, Frankston, Geelong, Greater Dandenong, Hume, Latrobe and Wyndham. These community-led projects include coaching and mentoring, employment and education opportunities for young people, and are run in partnership with councils, service providers, not-for-profit groups and police. A further $2 million in grants has been awarded to 10 projects in other communities following a competitive application process run earlier this year. The Labor Government has also funded 42 additional police Youth Resource Officers to work in local communities and divert young people from a life of crime. The additional staff are part of the Government’s record $2 billion Community Safety Statement, which includes thousands more police, new powers, equipment and additional measures to hold young offenders to account. An additional $1.5 million has also been provided to projects that empower and re-engage Koori young people through a range of early intervention, prevention and diversion programs, including camps, sporting activities, workshops and education. A full list of the youth crime prevention projects can be found at www.crimeprevention.vic.gov.au Quotes attributable to the Parliamentary Secretary for Justice Ben Carroll  “We can’t prevent youth offending by policing alone – we have to also address the root causes of crime, which is why this investment in youth crime prevention is so important.” “Getting young people involved in their community, making them feel supported and helping them find education or employment is an important part of tackling youth crime.” “We’re proud to be supporting these community-based programs, given the difference they can make to young people and their communities.”

$7.6 Million Boost To Help Address Youth Crime

The Andrews Labor Government has announced $7.6 million in grants to help local communities tackle youth crime and repeat offending by intervening early and diverting young people from crime. As a part of the Government’s record investment, the Youth Crime Prevention Grants help local communities tackle the underlying causes of youth crime and repeat offending for young people aged between 10 and 24. A total of $5.6 million has been provided to eight priority communities with higher crime rates and higher proportions of recidivist young offenders, including Ballarat, Casey, Frankston, Geelong, Greater Dandenong, Hume, Latrobe and Wyndham. These community-led projects include coaching and mentoring, employment and education opportunities for young people, and are run in partnership with councils, service providers, not-for-profit groups and police. A further $2 million in grants has been awarded to 10 projects in other communities following a competitive application process run earlier this year. The Labor Government has also funded 42 additional police Youth Resource Officers to work in local communities and divert young people from a life of crime. The additional staff are part of the Government’s record $2 billion Community Safety Statement, which includes thousands more police, new powers, equipment and additional measures to hold young offenders to account. An additional $1.5 million has also been provided to projects that empower and re-engage Koori young people through a range of early intervention, prevention and diversion programs, including camps, sporting activities, workshops and education. A full list of the youth crime prevention projects can be found at www.crimeprevention.vic.gov.au Quotes attributable to the Parliamentary Secretary for Justice Ben Carroll  “We can’t prevent youth offending by policing alone – we have to also address the root causes of crime, which is why this investment in youth crime prevention is so important.” “Getting young people involved in their community, making them feel supported and helping them find education or employment is an important part of tackling youth crime.” “We’re proud to be supporting these community-based programs, given the difference they can make to young people and their communities.”

 

More Mental Health Care For New Mums, Children And Young People

More mothers, children and young people will benefit from earlier and increased mental health support, thanks to a more than $21 million funding boost to expand the capacity of vital services. Minister for Mental Health Martin Foley visited Monash Children’s Hospital to announce a statewide package which will provide greater early intervention for Victorians to get support at crucial stages of their lives. The Andrews Labor Government will continue to fund the cuts by the Turnbull Government that ensures mums have access to extra support with a $2.9 million expansion which will allow earlier detection and treatment of antenatal and postnatal mental illness, including depression. Building on successful perinatal emotional health programs in rural settings there will also be extended treatment capacity in metropolitan services for expectant and new mothers. Recognising the impact mental illness has on our children, the Labor Government will provide an additional $5.1 million to extend mental health services for children from birth to 12 years old. Early intervention provides long term benefits for children – reducing mental health problems, reducing involvement with the justice system, and improving social and economic participation. The Government is also providing an additional $13.2 million across clinical mental health services to enable more Victorians to access early intervention via local specialist services. It will fund additional service hours to support youth and adult clients. Monash Health is Victoria’s second largest public clinical mental health service. As part of Victoria’s early intervention mental health initiatives, it’s receiving a $16.4 million growth in mental health funding in 2017-18. Quotes attributable to Minister for Mental Health Martin Foley “This targeted funding will mean we can intervene early to support mums, children and young people when they need it most.” “We know that mental health issues are common and we are working hard to ensure Victorians can access support quicker and easier – to save lives.” Quote attributable to Member for Clarinda Hong Lim “We are fortunate to have a dedicated team at Monash Health and this additional funding will greatly assist them to provide support as required to our Victorian mums, children and young people across the South East of Melbourne.”  

More Mental Health Care For New Mums, Children And Young People

More mothers, children and young people will benefit from earlier and increased mental health support, thanks to a more than $21 million funding boost to expand the capacity of vital services. Minister for Mental Health Martin Foley visited Monash Children’s Hospital to announce a statewide package which will provide greater early intervention for Victorians to get support at crucial stages of their lives. The Andrews Labor Government will continue to fund the cuts by the Turnbull Government that ensures mums have access to extra support with a $2.9 million expansion which will allow earlier detection and treatment of antenatal and postnatal mental illness, including depression. Building on successful perinatal emotional health programs in rural settings there will also be extended treatment capacity in metropolitan services for expectant and new mothers. Recognising the impact mental illness has on our children, the Labor Government will provide an additional $5.1 million to extend mental health services for children from birth to 12 years old. Early intervention provides long term benefits for children – reducing mental health problems, reducing involvement with the justice system, and improving social and economic participation. The Government is also providing an additional $13.2 million across clinical mental health services to enable more Victorians to access early intervention via local specialist services. It will fund additional service hours to support youth and adult clients. Monash Health is Victoria’s second largest public clinical mental health service. As part of Victoria’s early intervention mental health initiatives, it’s receiving a $16.4 million growth in mental health funding in 2017-18. Quotes attributable to Minister for Mental Health Martin Foley “This targeted funding will mean we can intervene early to support mums, children and young people when they need it most.” “We know that mental health issues are common and we are working hard to ensure Victorians can access support quicker and easier – to save lives.” Quote attributable to Member for Clarinda Hong Lim “We are fortunate to have a dedicated team at Monash Health and this additional funding will greatly assist them to provide support as required to our Victorian mums, children and young people across the South East of Melbourne.”  

New Study Takes Aim At Male Suicide

The recipient of a fellowship from the Andrews Labor Government’s medical research strategy is set to tackle the high incidence of suicide in working men. Initial studies show stressful working conditions are a major risk factor for mental health problems and suicide among men, and the research aims to find the reasons and link workplaces into health services which can help. Dr Allison Milner has received a four-year fellowship to research the issue and develop solutions – one of three worth up to $800,000 each – granted under the Labor Government’s $20 million plan to ensure Victoria stays a world leader in health and medical research that has the power to change lives. The fellowship is intended to develop initiatives and strategies, in association with workplaces and the business community, to reduce the incidence of mental health and rates of suicide in working age men by linking them into health services. The other fellowship recipients include: Dr Bernard Pope, to develop solutions to aid the early detection and treatment of colorectal cancer Associate Professor Ilana Ackerman, to research how and why hip and knee replacements can sometimes fail, and develop methods to minimise it Last November, a new Science, Medical Research & Technology Panel was established to drive leadership and excellence in Victorian health and medical research, attracting more investment and jobs to Victoria. The Labor Government is also investing in a range of suicide prevention measures across the state, with $27 million over four years for the Suicide Prevention Framework. Quotes attributable to Minister for Health Jill Hennessy “It’s a sad indictment that too many men fail to seek help to deal with their mental health issues before it’s too late, and they often see suicide as their only recourse.” “We’re determined to address suicide and a range of other health issues through our $20 million health and medical research program.” Quotes attributable to Parliamentary Secretary for Medical Research Frank McGuire “The Andrews Labor Government’s investment is driving medical research that can lead to a real difference and has the power to change lives.” Quotes attributable to Science Medical Research & Technology Panel Chair Brigitte Smith “The three fellowships were selected from a quality field of more than 100 eligible applications, and went through a rigorous assessment and shortlisting process to prioritise the key research projects which we are confident will have a real and lasting impact on people’s health and wellbeing.”

New Study Takes Aim At Male Suicide

The recipient of a fellowship from the Andrews Labor Government’s medical research strategy is set to tackle the high incidence of suicide in working men. Initial studies show stressful working conditions are a major risk factor for mental health problems and suicide among men, and the research aims to find the reasons and link workplaces into health services which can help. Dr Allison Milner has received a four-year fellowship to research the issue and develop solutions – one of three worth up to $800,000 each – granted under the Labor Government’s $20 million plan to ensure Victoria stays a world leader in health and medical research that has the power to change lives. The fellowship is intended to develop initiatives and strategies, in association with workplaces and the business community, to reduce the incidence of mental health and rates of suicide in working age men by linking them into health services. The other fellowship recipients include: Dr Bernard Pope, to develop solutions to aid the early detection and treatment of colorectal cancer Associate Professor Ilana Ackerman, to research how and why hip and knee replacements can sometimes fail, and develop methods to minimise it Last November, a new Science, Medical Research & Technology Panel was established to drive leadership and excellence in Victorian health and medical research, attracting more investment and jobs to Victoria. The Labor Government is also investing in a range of suicide prevention measures across the state, with $27 million over four years for the Suicide Prevention Framework. Quotes attributable to Minister for Health Jill Hennessy “It’s a sad indictment that too many men fail to seek help to deal with their mental health issues before it’s too late, and they often see suicide as their only recourse.” “We’re determined to address suicide and a range of other health issues through our $20 million health and medical research program.” Quotes attributable to Parliamentary Secretary for Medical Research Frank McGuire “The Andrews Labor Government’s investment is driving medical research that can lead to a real difference and has the power to change lives.” Quotes attributable to Science Medical Research & Technology Panel Chair Brigitte Smith “The three fellowships were selected from a quality field of more than 100 eligible applications, and went through a rigorous assessment and shortlisting process to prioritise the key research projects which we are confident will have a real and lasting impact on people’s health and wellbeing.”

High-Tech Signalling To Run More Trains, More Often

The Andrews Labor Government’s $11 billion Metro Tunnel project will install 55 kilometres of next-generation, high-capacity signalling (HCS) to run more trains, more often. Premier Daniel Andrews joined Minister for Public Transport Jacinta Allan today to announce CPB Contractors and Bombardier Transportation will deliver the $1 billion Rail Systems Alliance, which includes the first roll-out of a high capacity signalling and communications system on an existing rail network anywhere in Australia. HCS allows trains to safely run closer together, meaning they can run more often. The advanced technology will enable trains every two to three minutes – creating a true ‘turn-up-and-go’ train network for Melbourne. The signalling will operate the 65 new high-capacity trains currently being built in Victoria, which will run on the Sunbury to Cranbourne-Pakenham line via the Metro Tunnel. Dedicated control centres will be built in Dandenong and Sunshine to support the new technology. The centres will be staffed by experts who will monitor trains on the new Metro Tunnel line. Additionally, Expressions of Interest will open this week to deliver the final major works package of Metro Tunnel –  the Rail Infrastructure Alliance (RIA). The $1 billion contract will be to design and construct the eastern tunnel entrance in South Yarra, the western tunnel entrance in Kensington and associated works across the Sunbury to Cranbourne-Pakenham corridor, including upgrading track power and conventional signalling. Quotes attributable to Premier Daniel Andrews “High Capacity Signalling means more trains, less waiting and services so often you don’t need a timetable – you just turn up and go.” “It’s cutting edge technology that will get people home safer and sooner, every day.” Quotes attributable to Minister for Public Transport Jacinta Allan  “This is the next major piece of the puzzle – high-tech signalling to run bigger trains, more often through the Metro Tunnel.” “After years of inaction from the former Liberal Government, we’re building the train network passengers need and deserve.”

High-Tech Signalling To Run More Trains, More Often

The Andrews Labor Government’s $11 billion Metro Tunnel project will install 55 kilometres of next-generation, high-capacity signalling (HCS) to run more trains, more often. Premier Daniel Andrews joined Minister for Public Transport Jacinta Allan today to announce CPB Contractors and Bombardier Transportation will deliver the $1 billion Rail Systems Alliance, which includes the first roll-out of a high capacity signalling and communications system on an existing rail network anywhere in Australia. HCS allows trains to safely run closer together, meaning they can run more often. The advanced technology will enable trains every two to three minutes – creating a true ‘turn-up-and-go’ train network for Melbourne. The signalling will operate the 65 new high-capacity trains currently being built in Victoria, which will run on the Sunbury to Cranbourne-Pakenham line via the Metro Tunnel. Dedicated control centres will be built in Dandenong and Sunshine to support the new technology. The centres will be staffed by experts who will monitor trains on the new Metro Tunnel line. Additionally, Expressions of Interest will open this week to deliver the final major works package of Metro Tunnel –  the Rail Infrastructure Alliance (RIA). The $1 billion contract will be to design and construct the eastern tunnel entrance in South Yarra, the western tunnel entrance in Kensington and associated works across the Sunbury to Cranbourne-Pakenham corridor, including upgrading track power and conventional signalling. Quotes attributable to Premier Daniel Andrews “High Capacity Signalling means more trains, less waiting and services so often you don’t need a timetable – you just turn up and go.” “It’s cutting edge technology that will get people home safer and sooner, every day.” Quotes attributable to Minister for Public Transport Jacinta Allan  “This is the next major piece of the puzzle – high-tech signalling to run bigger trains, more often through the Metro Tunnel.” “After years of inaction from the former Liberal Government, we’re building the train network passengers need and deserve.”

Another Positive Report Card For Victoria’s Economy

Victoria’s robust economy today received another healthy report card, with forecast growth of 3.1 per cent for 2017-18 to be bolstered by strong engineering and infrastructure investment, and a growing population, according to the latest Deloitte Access Economics (DAE) release. The 2017 June quarter Business Outlook report calls out Victoria’s jobs growth as particularly strong and above the national average, reflecting the almost quarter of a million jobs created in Victoria since November 2014. Lower exchange rates continue to support Victorian farmers, manufacturing and tourism businesses, DAE reports, while low interest rates provide ongoing support to our housing and retail industries. Backing the Andrews Labor Government’s unprecedented investment in infrastructure, DAE reports that public sector investment in infrastructure, such as the $11 billion Metro Tunnel project and the Level Crossing Removal Program, are buttressing the strong outlook for Victoria’s growth. The DAE report is published quarterly, analysing prospects across 22 industries and each of the Australian states and territories. Quotes attributable to Acting Treasurer Gavin Jennings “This is yet another endorsement of the Andrews Labor Government’s strong infrastructure pipeline and policy settings, that has helped create almost a quarter of a million jobs since we were elected.” “With major infrastructure projects rolling out like the Metro Tunnel, the removal of level crossings and reviving our regional rail network, we’re investing in what Victorians need now and building a better future.”

Another Positive Report Card For Victoria’s Economy

Victoria’s robust economy today received another healthy report card, with forecast growth of 3.1 per cent for 2017-18 to be bolstered by strong engineering and infrastructure investment, and a growing population, according to the latest Deloitte Access Economics (DAE) release. The 2017 June quarter Business Outlook report calls out Victoria’s jobs growth as particularly strong and above the national average, reflecting the almost quarter of a million jobs created in Victoria since November 2014. Lower exchange rates continue to support Victorian farmers, manufacturing and tourism businesses, DAE reports, while low interest rates provide ongoing support to our housing and retail industries. Backing the Andrews Labor Government’s unprecedented investment in infrastructure, DAE reports that public sector investment in infrastructure, such as the $11 billion Metro Tunnel project and the Level Crossing Removal Program, are buttressing the strong outlook for Victoria’s growth. The DAE report is published quarterly, analysing prospects across 22 industries and each of the Australian states and territories. Quotes attributable to Acting Treasurer Gavin Jennings “This is yet another endorsement of the Andrews Labor Government’s strong infrastructure pipeline and policy settings, that has helped create almost a quarter of a million jobs since we were elected.” “With major infrastructure projects rolling out like the Metro Tunnel, the removal of level crossings and reviving our regional rail network, we’re investing in what Victorians need now and building a better future.”