The Nationals Member for Gippsland Darren CHESTER is once again supporting local businesses in their campaign to shop locally and create local jobs.
Reinforcing the shop local message, Mr CHESTER visited new business Shoe Affair in Bairnsdale this week.
A new roundabout on the Princes Highway at the Cobains Road intersection will improve road safety for the many home owners relocating to the north edge of Sale.
Wellington Shire Council is building the roundabout in partnership with private investment.
A new fixed wireless NBN Tower which has been built on Lakes Tyers Road is now fully operational.
Federal Member for Gippsland Darren CHESTER inspected the site with property owner May Beveridge; Lake Tyers Hall Committee President Shane Rees; and Telstra’s NBN Specialist Anthony Capobianco.
Jobs at Australian Paper in the Latrobe Valley will be supported after it was found subsidised foreign copy paper had been dumped in the domestic market, according to The Nationals Member for Gippsland Darren CHESTER.
The Commonwealth Anti-Dumping Commissioner said A4 copy paper was being exported to Australia from Indonesia, China, Thailand and Brazil at less than cost price, causing unfair disadvantage to Australian Paper. The four countries accounted for 94 per cent of A4 copy paper imported during 2015.
Grade five and six students at Nambrok Denison Primary School recently had a crash course in democracy, taxes and government spending.
And who better to give the lesson than Federal Member for Gippsland Darren CHESTER?
Federal Member for Gippsland Darren CHESTER is encouraging people across Gippsland to vote for their favourite fish and chip shop in the 2017 Australian Fish and Chips Awards.
Mr CHESTER said Gippsland was well known for its high quality seafood – and the rest of Australia needed to know the region was also home to the nation’s best fish and chips.
Students living in Gippsland will now wait less time to receive government payments as independent students.
Federal Member for Gippsland Darren CHESTER said that from January next year students would need to earn the minimum amount required to satisfy the workforce independence provisions within 14 months, rather than 18 months.
Seaspray Surf Life Saving Club has secured a share of $8 million of additional funding over five years to buy vital life saving and first aid equipment.
Federal Member for Gippsland Darren CHESTER said the Coalition Government was proud to support Australia’s 311 surf life saving clubs through the Beach Safety Equipment Fund.