Existing and prospective aged care providers across Gippsland are being encouraged to apply for a share in this year’s record allocation of 14,000 new aged care places, which has a special focus on rural, regional and remote locations. Federal Member for Gippsland...


Work on a new roundabout and improved streetscape in Rosedale is nearing completion with safety and economic benefits predicted by local MP Darren Chester. Mr Chester announced $1 million from the Federal Government when he was Minister for Infrastructure and...


Construction and tourism jobs will be created in East Gippsland following the announcement of $1.5 million by Federal MP Darren Chester. Mr Chester today announced the Federal Government will contribute half the cost to build 81 kilometres of mountain bike trails near...


Morwell RSL sub-branch has received more than $3800 to hold a commemorative service to mark 100 years since the end of the First World War. Minister for Veterans’ Affairs and The Nationals Member for Gippsland Darren Chester said the Morwell sub-branch was among four...


Ensay-Swifts Creek RSL sub-branch will receive more than $7000 for a First World War memorial at Reedy Flat. Minister for Veterans’ Affairs and The Nationals Member for Gippsland Darren Chester said the sub-branch would also construct an information board. “Gippsland...


Three organisations in Gippsland will receive Federal Government funding to support their NAIDOC Week celebrations next week. The Nationals Member for Gippsland Darren Chester has announced the organisations which successfully secured funding through the 2018 NAIDOC...

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Sunday, July 15th, 2018 at 3:03pm
What a game @sydneyswans Great watching Allir & Majak both starring in head to head battle. Good for football. Good for our community - united in sport. As for Buddy Franklin - two freakish goals to keep our finals charge on track @ColinJBettles @Matthew_Cossey @Jude_Bolton DarrenChesterMP photo
Sunday, July 15th, 2018 at 1:11pm
Thanks to @MervHughes332 for supporting the Bream Classic in #lovegippsland this weekend. Great to see young & old anglers enjoying our lakes & rivers @VR_Fish DarrenChesterMP photo
Saturday, July 14th, 2018 at 2:21pm
Hope you are enjoying our new stainless steel footbridge railing... wait until you see the LED lights at night Shaun!

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Darren Chester MP shared Paul Murray LIVE's video.Friday, July 13th, 2018 at 7:05pm
I don’t post many ‘political’ messages but I’m sick of listening to Bill Shorten and his Labor colleagues continuously ridiculing anyone who thinks it’s ok to use coal-fired power for affordable, reliable energy.
Labor continues to sell out thousands of workers in our region for Green votes in the city.
In his own words, Bill Shorten regards people who support coal-fired power stations as ‘knuckle draggers’ even though the Latrobe Valley provides about 80% of our state’s power needs.
Labor used to represent blue collar workers. Now it ridicules and vilifies power station workers and miners who keep our lights on when the sun isn’t shining and the wind’s not blowing.
If you work in the power stations, or if you know someone who does, be proud of them, ignore Bill Shorten and be proud of what you do to support millions of jobs in our nation.
#lovegippsland #myvalley
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Are you one of the KNUCKLE DRAGGERS who think a coal fired power station is the way to go? That’s what BILL SHORTEN is calling anyone who does. #pmlive 9-11pm AET @SkyNewsAustralia
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Darren Chester MP shared Darren Chester's post.Friday, July 13th, 2018 at 9:40am
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Darren Chester MP is with Invictus Games Sydney 2018 presented by Jaguar Land Rover and Australian Government Department of Veterans' Affairs.Thursday, July 12th, 2018 at 6:36pm
Great to be with the Invictus team members, Ambassadors and sponsors today to mark 100 days until the opening of Invictus Games Sydney 2018. I encourage all Australians to get behind the 72 amazing men and women on the Australian team and see for yourself their amazing spirit, courage and determination when they take on the world. Thanks to Channel 9 for the coverage. #GameOnDownUnder
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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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