INTERNATIONAL VOLUNTEER DAY: A TIME TO SAY THANK-YOU

Volunteers play a crucial role in our communities, giving many hours of their time, knowledge and expertise to help others. Now it’s time to say thank-you and acknowledge these unsung local heroes. International Volunteer Day will be held on Tuesday, December 5. To...

MAKE IT A GIPPSLAND CHRISTMAS

With only 9 weeks until Christmas, Gippslanders are being urged to support local business and have the most ‘Gippsland Christmas’ possible. Federal Member for Gippsland Darren Chester has put out the challenge to purchase local produce, and gifts from local stores. He...

WORK TO BEGIN WITHIN MONTHS ON HYLAND HIGHWAY

Work is due to start within months on a $10 million safety upgrade of the Hyland Highway between Traralgon and Yarram. The Nationals Member for Gippsland Darren Chester said the highway upgrade would improve safety for locals commuting from Yarram to Traralgon and...

HELPING FARMERS TO ANONYMOUSLY COMPLAIN TO ACCC

The Nationals Member for Gippsland Darren Chester has welcomed a new tool to encourage farmers to provide authorities with details of competition or fair trading complaints - without fear of retribution. The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has...

NATIONAL ENERGY GUARANTEE (NEG) IS GOOD NEWS FOR LATROBE VALLEY AND GIPPSLAND POWER INDUSTRY

Greater job security and more reliable and affordable energy will be direct results of the Federal Government’s National Energy Guarantee (NEG) plan, according to Federal Member for Gippsland Darren Chester. Mr Chester has urged the Labor Party to back the plan saying...

GOVERNMENT TO SUBSIDISE LEUKAEMIA AND LYMPHOMA DRUG

Leukaemia and lymphoma patients across Gippsland will benefit from affordable access to a new medicine, being subsidised by the Federal Government. Ibrutinib (sold as Imbruvica®) has been added to Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS). Ibrutinib would normally cost...

#lovegippsland CALENDAR 2018

Upload your entries here to feature in Darren Chester’s 2018 #lovegippsland calendar.
This year’s theme is ‘Take a Break in Gippsland’.
Entrants are invited to submit photos of Gippsland destinations for tourists and day-trippers.

Armistice Day centenary grants now open

Expressions of Interest Open Now

Expressions of Interest are now open for Federal Government grants to mark 100 years since the end of the First World War.

Gippsland organisations can share in $50,000 to mark the centenary of Armistice Day on November 11, 2018.

Click here for more information
Program guidelines (PDF 6MB)
Expression of Interest form (Word Doc 77KB)

Completed expressions of interest must be lodged with Mr Chester’s office by Tuesday, October 31, 2017.

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Darren’s Twitter

Friday, October 20th, 2017 at 4:29pm
‘Who woulda thought a fat kid from Bunyip would last this long’: best retirement line ever @Mummy_41 @Jude_Bolton @rharris334 @ColinJBettles
Friday, October 20th, 2017 at 11:58am
Safety improved west of Toowoomba with 32 new concrete girders (size of a blue whale) installed @JohnJMcVeigh https://t.co/JI3caJeD5Z https://t.co/H71l4XnK3c DarrenChesterMP photo

Darren’s Facebook

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Darren Chester MPFriday, October 20th, 2017 at 2:04pm
Today I joined our Foreign Minister Julie Bishop to welcome home the first Qantas 787 Dreamliner to Australia. These aircraft can fly up to 14,400 km non stop and will be able to fly directly from Australia to Europe.
On my way home to Gippsland now after a busy week at Parliament. Looking forward to enjoying some spring sunshine maybe?
#lovegippsland

About Darren

Darren Chester was elected to Federal Parliament as the Member for Gippsland on June 26, 2008.
Darren Chester was appointed Federal Minister for Infrastructure and Transport on February, 18, 2016.

ABOUT GIPPSLAND

Gippsland is one of the most diverse regions in Australia and our community is dispersed across 33,000 square kilometres.

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