Deakin University has welcomed today's announcement by the Victorian State Government of $4million for the National Centre for Farmer Health.
"We are delighted to see the State Government fulfil its election promise by including the $4million funding for the Centre in the upcoming Victorian budget," said Professor Brendan Crotty, Deakin's Pro Vice-Chancellor (Health).
"The National Centre for Farmer Health has been playing a significant role in identifying and addressing health issues in farming communities since opening in 2008.
"This funding is welcome support for the Centre's research, service delivery and education programs that will continue to improve the health and wellbeing of farmers, farm workers and their families across Australia."
The Centre is a partnership between Deakin University and Western District Health Service and is based in Hamilton, Victoria.