The Nationals Member for Gippsland Darren Chester has welcomed the establishment of a taskforce to find new ways to help farmers and small businesses in drought-affected areas. Mr Chester said the new Drought Finance Taskforce was part of the Federal Government’s...


The new look Pilatus PC-21 aircraft used by the Royal Australian Air Force’s aerobatic display team, the Roulettes, has been unveiled today in Canberra. The Nationals Member for Gippsland and Minister for Defence Personnel Darren Chester said the Air Force had...


The Nationals Member for Gippsland Darren Chester has paid tribute to local volunteers who dedicate their time and energy to their communities across Gippsland. Mr Chester attended the opening of the Lions District Convention on Friday night at Morwell’s Kernot Hall,...


Almost 15,000 small and medium-sized businesses in Gippsland will get additional tax cuts five years earlier than planned, in a major boost to the regional economy. The Nationals  Member for Gippsland Darren Chester said lower company tax would mean more jobs and...


Army veteran Arthur "Roy" Guenther is celebrating his 100th birthday this Saturday, October 20. Local MP Darren Chester, who is also Minister for Veterans’ Affairs, visited Mr Guenther at Yallambee Aged Care in Traralgon to personally congratulate him on the milestone...


Young Gippslanders will benefit from a $51 million Federal Government funding boost for youth mental health care. Federal Member for Gippsland Darren Chester has welcomed additional funding for headspace and eheadspace to reduce wait times and provide extra clinical...

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Friday, October 19th, 2018 at 12:52pm
Proud to launch Open Arms alongside Dr David Cockram and Mark Donaldson VC. The counselling service provides free 24/7 support for veterans & their families & is a lasting legacy established by Vietnam Veterans in 1982 @DVAAus @SoldierOnAust @RSL_National #auspol #TYFYS DarrenChesterMP photo
Friday, October 19th, 2018 at 8:00am
Enormous honour to spend time this week with Roy Guenther from Traralgon on the eve of his 100th birthday. Roy is a World War 2 veteran who still enjoys catching a taxi to his local pub each week to place a few bets! Thank you for your service. #TYFYS #lovegippsland @DVAAus DarrenChesterMP photo
Friday, October 19th, 2018 at 5:51am
As a teenager, I gave the luderick a hard time spear fishing off the tip of the rock wall in the middle of this magnificent photo of the Gippsland Lakes. Thanks @SmethurstSue for sharing. Beautiful part of #lovegippsland
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Turquoise water ✔️ Glorious sunshine ✔️ Postcard view ✔️ My workplace today...just perfect. Gorgeous Gippsland #lovegippsland @DarrenChesterMP @TimBullMP @MelinaBathMP @DannyOBrienMP @ODonohueMLC @visitgippsland @visitvictoria @Australia

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Happy birthday to local Army veteran Arthur "Roy" Guenther, who is turning 100 tomorrow.
It was great to spend some time with Roy and thank him for his service to our nation.
Roy is a World War II veteran, who served in the infantry with the 57th/60th Battalion known as the Hard and Bold Regiment. Roy also served in New Guinea for 18 months and Bougainville for 20 months.
Thanks to CEO Janet Moore and all the dedicated staff at Yallambee, who have gone above and beyond to make the milestone a memorable one for Roy and his family. Enjoy the celebrations! #lovegippsland #myvalley
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Darren Chester MP shared Darren Chester's post.Thursday, October 18th, 2018 at 6:24pm
The house that love built...
Rotary Centenary House in Traralgon is set to expand with a $2.1 million upgrade now underway.
Foundation works have started on site at Valley Drive, Traralgon for the stage three expansion. The upgrade will involve the construction of 13 new independent units to be built by local company, Kingbuilt.
Centenary House provides a vital accommodation service to patients from across Gippsland undergoing treatment at Latrobe Regional Hospital and their families.
This project is a credit to the hard work of Rotarians across Gippsland and the Latrobe Valley. I was pleased to be able to secure $900,000 for the project, through the Federal Government’s Regional Jobs and Investment Package. #myvalley #lovegippsland
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Darren Chester MP shared Darren Chester's post.Wednesday, October 17th, 2018 at 3:03pm
An exciting new look for our iconic PC-21 RAAF Roulettes has been unveiled in Canberra today.
It won't be long until Gippslanders get to see for themselves the eye-catching design of the Roulettes practising in the skies above our region.
The Roulettes are an aerobatic display team viewed by millions of people each year that showcase our world class pilots. They are based locally at RAAF Base East Sale.
Starting next year, all pilots for the Navy, Army and Airforce will commence their training at East Sale as part of the new Basic Flight Training School. The training school is expected to deliver a $15 million a year boost to the Gippsland economy on top of the current $12 million per year in Defence direct wages and supplies. #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.


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

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