GIVE BLOOD TO HELP WITH HOLIDAY SUPPLIES

As many regular donors take a break, Gippslanders are being urged to give blood ahead of the July school holidays. Federal Member for Gippsland Darren Chester is a regular blood and plasma donor and said it takes less than an hour to donate - but you could save...

GIPPSLAND REGIONAL EMPLOYMENT TRIAL

Gippsland has been selected as one of 10 regions across Australia to benefit from a new Federal Government employment trial that will enable local organisations, who understand the issues on the ground, to design solutions to employment challenges. The Turnbull...

SIMPLER, LOWER, FAIRER TAXES

The Federal Government has delivered income tax relief for hard-working local families. Federal Member for Gippsland Darren Chester said the passing of the Personal Income Tax Plan through Parliament, meant Gippslanders paying tax would be better off. “They will be...

IMPROVING DROUGHT SUPPORT FOR AUSTRALIAN FARMERS

The Federal Government will hold a drought roundtable with key farming stakeholders including the National Farmers’ Federation (NFF) to discuss long-term drought policy. Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources David Littleproud said the roundtable would be held...

SWITCH TO THE NEW CHILD CARE SYSTEM, LOCAL FAMILIES URGED

Families in Gippsland have been urged to switch to the Federal Government’s new child care and early learning system. The Nationals Member for Gippsland Darren Chester said those who make the change will get full benefit from the new child care subsidy. “Families in...

EXTENDED BOARDWALK SHOWCASES METUNG’S BEAUTIFUL BAY

The first phase of work to extend the Metung boardwalk will begin at the end of this month. When finished in November, the existing boardwalk will extended by 325 metres to Chinaman’s Creek. The Nationals Member for Gippsland Darren Chester said an independent...

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Monday, June 25th, 2018 at 10:34am
There’s no doubt about it, Australia has a world class defence force. Flying over Shoalwater Bay training area in a MRH90 was a great opportunity to see the scale of #ExericseHamel firsthand. @ChiefAusArmy @DG_TRADOC @AustralianArmy @CSMTrgArmy #TYFYS #YourADF https://t.co/gVw02bZTF1
Monday, June 25th, 2018 at 7:02am
Women in Australian Defence Force continue to grow in numbers with 722 more than at the same time last year. Interesting fact: 17.7% of permanent ADF are female, working in a huge variety of roles. Thank you for your service. @MarisePayne @MarkBinskin_CDF @VCDF_Australia #TYFYS https://t.co/Dhxkt0qoaQ DarrenChesterMP photo
Sunday, June 24th, 2018 at 2:45pm
Last Post service @AWMemorial Paid respect to Private David Finlay from Bundaberg who died in Belgium 1917. #LestWeForget #auspol @DVAAus https://t.co/e1NVa462vy DarrenChesterMP photo

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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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