MORWELL’S SHARED PAVILION WILL BE OPENED IN JAN

Construction of a new shared netball and cricket pavilion at Morwell Recreation Reserve is almost complete. The building is in the final stages of fit-out with flooring completed and kitchen appliances installed. It will be ready to use in January. The Nationals...

REMEMBERING NOWA NOWA’S ONLY SOLDIER LOST IN WW2

A sculpture of a solider kneeling near a small field of poppies will be the centrepiece of a memorial in Nowa Nowa that honours the memory of a local soldier who died during the Second World War. The Nationals Member for Gippsland Darren Chester, who is also Minister...

$26 MILLION TO FIGHT NATURAL DISASTERS

The Nationals Member for Gippsland Darren Chester has welcomed a $26 million Federal Government boost to help the community better handle natural disasters, including bushfires. Mr Chester said the funding would be invested in aerial firefighting capabilities, a new...

SEASPRAY NIPPERS COMMENCE

The Nationals Member for Gippsland Darren Chester has presented Seaspray Surf Life Saving Club with hats for its Nippers. The Nipper Education Program introduces children aged 5 to 14 years to water safety skills and surf lifesaving. Seaspray held the first beach...

FUNDING FOR JEMMY’S POINT VIEWING PLATFORM SOUGHT

he Nationals Member for Gippsland Darren Chester is working to secure the money needed to build an iconic viewing platform at Jemmy’s Point near Lakes Entrance. Mr Chester has written to the responsible federal and state ministers requesting any surplus funds from the...

CONTRACTOR APPOINTED FOR SYNTHETIC OVAL

Construction of a $3.5 million synthetic oval at the Morwell Recreation Reserve will commence before the end of this year. The oval will be built on the old caravan park site behind the current football oval. The Nationals Member for Gippsland Darren Chester announced...

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Friday, December 14th, 2018 at 2:29pm
Typical Hawks practising their diving techniques? ‘Free kick Hawthorn’ has to be the most over-used phrase in the AFL. Care to discuss @M_McCormackMP Anyway, there goes my future promotion chances! @ColinJBettles @rharris334 @JudeDonnelly @Jude_Bolton #gobloods #auspol https://t.co/ToobqahYQW
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. @HawthornFC thought their pre-season training would be in Queensland's trademark sun and heat. Instead, the Maroochydore AFL grounds on the Sunshine Coast became waterlogged following heavy rainfall. @7AFL #7News https://t.co/I8DSyhu684
Friday, December 14th, 2018 at 2:05pm
After practising medicine in the demanding environment of a warship at sea, LEUT Holly Murphy from Wooroolin could have been forgiven for requesting a quiet shore posting. Instead she deployed to Kabul, Afghanistan. Thank you for your service, Holly. #YourADF #TYFYS @DeptDefence https://t.co/iOHcbgSo1m DarrenChesterMP photo
Friday, December 14th, 2018 at 7:08am
Pleased to announce new Council for Women & Families United by Defence Service. Lot of Canberra media interest in how we keep putting veterans & their families first. There’s more work to be done together. @LizCosson @gmcherne @DVAAus @DeptDefence #auspol https://t.co/BAg1LneKjC DarrenChesterMP photo

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Darren Chester MPFriday, December 14th, 2018 at 4:54pm
After practising medicine in the demanding environment of a warship at sea, Lieutenant Holly Murphy from Wooroolin, could have been forgiven for requesting a quiet shore posting. Instead, she deployed to Afghanistan to work in the Hamid Karzai International Airport military hospital.
Thank you for your service, Holly.
#TYFYS #YourADF
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Bold Dance and Arts Lakes Entrance and Orbost is another great small business creating opportunities for young people in our community.
Ally, Bobbie, Tiffany and Bec offer dance, acrobatics and drama classes to East Gippslanders.
Enrolments are now open for classes from three years old to adult.
Shopping locally and supporting local service providers all helps to make it a Great Gippsland Christmas! #lovegippsland
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The Council for Women and Families United by Defence Service will provide a forum for women and families to have a direct voice to Government on issues for Defence Members and families.

Our Government is committed to putting veterans and their families first and it is important that we know what impact defence service has on these groups and they are represented by a united voice.

Service within the Australian Defence Force (ADF) has impacts beyond the serving member and families are the primary support network for members through their ADF service and beyond.

The Council will comprise representatives from across Australia, and reflect the broadest definition of ‘family’. Mrs Rhondda Vanzella OAM, current President of the NSW War Widows’ Guild will act as interim chair, while the council is established. Mrs Vanzella will be joined by a broad range of members including female veterans, partners, mothers, extended family, and widows. It will include Gwen Cherne, a widow and also a member of the NSW War Widows’ Guild.

The Council will work closely with other stakeholders, from ex-service organisations to individuals with an interest in the matters it is advocating for, and then to advise the Government.

The first meeting of the Council will take place in early 2019. Full membership details are being finalised.

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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