The Victorian Government has undertaken a review of the
Cancer Act 1958 and as part of this consulted with Cancer Council Victoria
about changing its governance structure.
The Improving Cancer Outcomes Bill 2014 was introduced to
Parliament this week. Its main aim is to create a modern and flexible framework
to support efforts to reduce cancer incidence and death, and to enhance the
wellbeing of those affected by the disease.
It also provides for the transition of Cancer Council
Victoria to a more modern governance structure. If the Bill is passed, Cancer
Council Victoria will convert to being a company limited by guarantee.
This is a carefully considered alternative that is supported
by our CEO and Board. It brings our governance into line with all other Cancer
Councils in Australia, but will not change our daily work.
With the public’s continuing
support we will maintain our unwavering commitment to keep addressing the
impact of cancer on all Victorians through research, prevention, support and