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END HIGHWAY STALEMATE: CHESTER

Federal Member for Gippsland Darren Chester says work on major infrastructure projects such as the Princes Highway duplication, should continue in the region, despite the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. Mr Chester has written to the State Government seeking...

SUPPORT FOR AGRICULTURE AND FISHERIES EXPORTERS

The Federal Government is acting to ensure Gippsland’s agricultural and fisheries sectors can continue to export high-quality produce to overseas markets. Federal Member for Gippsland Darren Chester said the new $110 million International Freight Assistance Mechanism...

CHESTER URGES GIPPSLANDERS TO LOOK AFTER THEMSELVES AND EACH OTHER

Local MP Darren Chester is urging all Gippslanders to look after themselves and seek help if they need it. Mr Chester said new restrictions on day-to-day life designed to save lives and curb the spread of the coronavirus could leave Gippslanders feeling isolated....

OPERATOR OF HEADSPACE SERVICE IN SALE ANNOUNCED

Federal Member for Gippsland Darren Chester has welcomed Relationships Australia Victoria as the operator of a new mental health service for young people in Sale. Mr Chester said the new headspace satellite service would provide free mental health support and...

JOBKEEPER $1500 WILL SAVE LOCAL JOBS

Member for Gippsland Darren Chester has welcomed a $130 billion Federal Government plan to protect the jobs of thousands of workers across the region impacted by the coronavirus. Mr Chester said the unprecedented ‘JobKeeper’ announcement was designed to keep as many...

COMMERCIAL ROAD REVITALISATION SHAPING UP

Parklets along Commercial Road are now installed and providing pedestrians with additional seating, gathering spaces and brightly coloured gardens. Gippsland MP Darren Chester recently enjoyed a walk down Commercial Road to see the progress. “These parklets enhance...

‘LOVE WHERE WE LIVE’ 2020 GIPPSLAND CALENDAR COMPETITION

The Member for Gippsland has called on amateur photographers across Gippsland to photograph their favourite parts of the region and help promote the unique attractions of our towns, farms and natural landscapes.

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Friday, April 3rd, 2020 at 9:19pm
Getting vaccinated significantly reduces your risk of getting the flu & #YourADF are being encouraged to get their flu jab ASAP this year. Health professionals are working incredibly hard to keep us safe & we can all help prevent the flu from adding pressure to our health system. https://t.co/F3ARL64GcH DarrenChesterMP photo
Friday, April 3rd, 2020 at 9:00pm
A team of @Australian_Navy & @AustralianArmy personnel are helping NSW Health with contact tracing as part of the coronavirus response. The team contacts people who have tested positive to check on their wellbeing & understand who they've recently been in contact with. #TYFYS https://t.co/bTfeDVkt9O

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Official Page of The Nationals Member for Gippsland, Federal Minister for Veterans and Defence Personnel. Check out Darren's personal page at https://www.facebook.com/darren.chester.524
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Darren Chester MPSaturday, April 4th, 2020 at 7:00am
In uncertain times, it's important to reach out for help if you need it, even if it is just to chat to someone about how you’re feeling.

Open Arms - Veterans & Families Counselling is available for veterans and their family members, 24/7 on 1800 011 046. If you want someone to talk to – I strongly encourage you to call.
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Darren Chester MPSaturday, April 4th, 2020 at 1:00am
A team of Royal Australian Navy and Australian Army personnel are helping NSW Health with contact tracing as part of the coronavirus response.

The team contacts members of the public who have tested positive to the virus to check on their wellbeing and to understand who they may have recently been in contact with. The information is then collated in a state health database for follow up.

Under normal circumstances the NSW Trace Team consists of five people but at present there are 35. Keep up the good work.
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Darren Chester MPFriday, April 3rd, 2020 at 5:54am
Fresh fruit and vegetables delivered straight to your door!

With the new social distancing rules, the team at Manny’s Market Morwell have adapted their trading to include home deliveries to Morwell, Churchill, Hazelwood, Yinnar, Yallourn North, Moe and Newborough.
To order contact Manny’s Market Morwell via phone (03 5133 6067) or SMS (0473 630 404). Place your order by 4pm for next day delivery.

Manny's Market Traralgon is also offering home delivery and a drive through service. You can send your order through Facebook messenger or SMS 0492 417 282.

Now more than ever it is so important to be supporting local businesses wherever possible. Although the coronavirus is impacting our normal way of life, we can keep putting locals first and supporting local jobs in Gippsland.

#lovegippsland #myvalley

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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