MORE WELCOME AT PARKRUN

More volunteers and runners are welcome to join Lakes Entrance parkrun. Federal Member for Gippsland Darren Chester is pictured with parkrun volunteer Joyce Timmins ahead of Saturday’s run in heavy rain. The Lakes Entrance parkrun is a free community event held every...

COMMON SENSE NEEDED ON EAST GIPPSLAND PROJECTS

Federal Member for Gippsland Darren Chester is urging the new Labor Government to support funding for two bushfire recovery projects in East Gippsland. Mr Chester has raised his concerns in writing to the Prime Minister and relevant Ministers as well as speaking in...

MORE LAKES ENTRANCE PROJECTS TO COME

Federal Member for Gippsland Darren Chester says more infrastructure projects are needed in Lakes Entrance as part of a multi-million dollar transformation of the town. Speaking at the LEADA community meeting, Mr Chester said he was excited about the future of Lakes...

STATEMENT BY MEMBER FOR GIPPSLAND AND FORMER MINISTER FOR VETERANS AND DEFENCE PERSONNEL DARREN CHESTER

I welcome the interim report by the Royal Commission into Defence and Veteran Suicide and acknowledge many of the recommendations are entirely consistent with the bipartisan direction being taken by the previous Federal Government to improve outcomes for defence force...

CHESTER SEEKS URGENT FISHING INDUSTRY SUPPORT

Federal member for Gippsland Darren Chester is urging the Labor Government to intervene and assist communities directly impacted by proposed cuts to commercial fishing quotas. Mr Chester has requested an urgent meeting with the Minister for Agriculture Murray Watt to...

BULLOCK ISLAND WORKS SHAPING UP

The new Bullock Island bridge and associated works are starting to take shape, according to local MP Darren Chester (pictured). Mr Chester said the project would provide a critical link between the island’s commercial fishing, education precinct, Gippsland Ports,...

NEW FLOORING AT CLIFTON WATERS

Clifton Waters Retirement Village has upgraded flooring in communal areas thanks to previous Federal Government support. Local MP Darren Chester said the $7,800 grant had been provided through the Stronger Communities Program. “New vinyl plank flooring has been...

FUEL EXCISE CUT SHOULD BE EXTENDED

Federal Member for Gippsland Darren Chester says the temporary cut to fuel excise should be extended to help reduce pressure on family budgets and support the visitor economy across regional Australia. Mr Chester told Federal Parliament regional families will suffer...

ADJOURNMENT: GIPPSLAND ELECTORATE

 The new Prime Minister has made a lot of claims about no Australians being left behind, a fresh approach to his role and building consensus across our community. We're about to find out if the Prime Minister is fair dinkum about those claims. I've been seeking urgent...

MATTERS OF PUBLIC IMPORTANCE: COST OF LIVING

Deputy Speaker, I congratulate you on your election to your position and wish you well. I join this debate with some degree of trepidation after listening to the member for Jagajaga pretending, during her contribution, that the previous government did nothing in nine...

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First new Minister to visit #lovegippsland today and I was happy to show @MurrayWatt some of the amazing production that occurs. Australian Sustainable Hardwood timber at Heyfield and Macalister Irrigation District dairy country… not surprisingly he loved Gippsland too! #auspol https://t.co/UafWxqE1AF DarrenChesterMP photo
After the weekend’s east coast low, there’s a lot of water around Gippsland & Latrobe Valley. Thankfully Traralgon Creek has only reached a minor flood level after last year’s disaster. Please keep monitoring local conditions… more rain forecast this week. #lovegippsland https://t.co/M1h6jEoppR DarrenChesterMP photo
There was only a few hardy souls (or we were just mad) willing to brave the east coast low @parkrunAU Lakes Entrance. Huge thanks to the volunteers around Australia who make the magic happen every Saturday morning! Great way for communities to get together. #lovegippsland https://t.co/4gHCfzjKoK DarrenChesterMP photo

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Darren Chester was elected to Federal Parliament as the Member for Gippsland on June 26, 2008.

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