MORE THAN $300 MILLION TO BUILD A SAFER, STRONGER AND FAIRER GIPPSLAND

Federal Member for Gippsland Darren Chester says he is looking forward to seeing work get underway on more than $300 million in Federal Government spending, confirmed in this week’s Budget. Mr Chester said additional funding for infrastructure across the region would...

MORE THAN $300 MILLION TO BUILD A SAFER, STRONGER AND FAIRER GIPPSLAND

Federal Member for Gippsland Darren Chester says he is looking forward to seeing work get underway on more than $300 million in Federal Government spending, confirmed in this week’s Budget. Mr Chester said additional funding for infrastructure across the region would...

MORE THAN $300 MILLION TO BUILD A SAFER, STRONGER AND FAIRER GIPPSLAND

Federal Member for Gippsland Darren Chester says he is looking forward to seeing work get underway on more than $300 million in Federal Government spending, confirmed in this week’s Budget. Mr Chester said additional funding for infrastructure across the region would...

BUDGET SUPPORTS SAFER, STRONGER, FAIRER GIPPSLAND

Federal Member for Gippsland Darren Chester said this year’s federal Budget continued to build a safer, stronger and fairer Gippsland. Mr Chester welcomed the Budget’s focus on additional funding to keep delivering infrastructure and securing the jobs Gippslanders...

Nationals MP’s welcome Federal Court judgement on VicForests

Gippsland timber jobs are more secure following the announcement the full bench of the Federal Court unanimously upheld VicForests appeal against a single judge’s decision a year ago. The initial ruling forced timber harvesting operations to cease across many coupes...

GIPPSLAND BENEFITS FROM BOOST TO BULK BILLING

Federal Member for Gippsland Darren Chester has welcomed the Federal Government’s investment of more than $65 million to boost bulk billing rebates from January 1, 2022. Mr Chester said the funding would provide more affordable healthcare for patients in regional,...

THE COLOURS OF GIPPSLAND

2021 #LOVEGIPPSLAND CALENDAR COMPETITION

Darren Chester’s 2021 #lovegippsland “The Colours of Gippsland” calendars are now available at various outlets throughout Gippsland, including the electorate offices in Sale and Traralgon. Alternatively please contact the office on 1300 131 785 to arrange for one to be posted out to you.

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Saturday, May 15th, 2021 at 1:42am
Soldiers from the 3rd Brigade’s Human Performance Centre have conducted activities with Townsville Fire Youth Engagement Program participants including roping & repelling to develop courage, resilience, commitment & teamwork. https://t.co/zSx9fxo79D @AustralianArmy #YourADF https://t.co/pAmpqidJNH DarrenChesterMP photo
Friday, May 14th, 2021 at 8:43pm
Not a day for the faint hearted at Lakes Entrance @parkrunAU Thanks to the team @CATCAusArmy for the new running top... needed a waterproof shirt today! @AustralianArmy @ChiefAusArmy @swrighteconomy @sclark_melbs @ALeighMP #auspolrunners https://t.co/OrdkhEgBhX DarrenChesterMP photo
Friday, May 14th, 2021 at 8:29pm
. @AustralianArmy soldiers have put on a show for Temora residents during two training exercises, with assistance from the @AusAirForce's C-130J Hercules aircraft. Soldiers parachuted into paddocks & conducted a patrol back to a rendezvous point for extraction. #YourADF https://t.co/yTAUnKiA62 DarrenChesterMP photo

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Darren Chester MPSaturday, May 15th, 2021 at 1:00am
Today marks the beginning of National Families Week and I am proud of the support the Government provides to veterans’ families.

Families play a critical role in supporting veterans and the 2021–22 Budget invests $5.1 million to expand the Family Support Package.

This will allow families greater choice in how they use services provided through the program and will include access to skills-based supports to help families manage independently in the future, such as financial literacy and management programs, parenting and personal relationships programs and grief and loss support.

Families will also have greater choice and flexibility by removing limits on each service category of childcare, counselling and household services, so families can choose the support they need.

More info dva.gov.au/Budget-2021-22
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Darren Chester MPSaturday, May 15th, 2021 at 12:01am
You don’t have to be mad but it probably helps!

Eight degrees with sleeting rain and a wind chill making it feel like the Antarctic for the Lakes Entrance parkrun.

Thanks to the hardy team of volunteers who made sure the run went ahead - we’re all winners today for just getting out of bed!

#lovegippsland
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Darren Chester MPFriday, May 14th, 2021 at 7:55am
I made it home from Canberra this evening in time to take Marlo for a chilly beach walk at Lake Tyers.

The recent rain has certainly given the lake levels a boost but it’s nowhere near opening (from my not so scientific assessment).

The estuary looks beautiful from the air and the ground... just a special part of Gippsland to visit in any weather.
Why not plan your next weekend away and take a break at your favourite spot in our region?

#lovegippsland

About Darren

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

Darren Chester was sworn in as the Minister for Veterans’ Affairs, Minister for Defence Personnel and Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for the Centenary of ANZAC on 5 March 2018.

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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