SUCCESS FOR LAVALLA STUDENTS AT NATIONAL EISTEDDFOD

Fifty-five students from Traralgon’s Lavalla Catholic College are now home from Canberra with medals and shields won at the Australian National Eisteddfod in Canberra. The college’s senior choir, jazz ensemble and senior concert band competed at the prestigious event...

LIFE-CHANGING BREAST CANCER MEDICATION TO BE LISTED ON PBS

A life-changing breast cancer medication that would otherwise cost patients around $71,820 per year will be listed on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS). The Nationals Member for Gippsland Darren Chester said the listing on the PBS of ribociclib (Kisqali®) from...

TAKING HEAVY VEHICLES OUT OF THE HEART OF BAIRNSDALE

Work on a $2.5 million project to create a link between Bairnsdale’s industrial area and the East Gippsland Livestock Exchange is now underway. The project comprises the extension of Giles Street and the construction of a new three-span concrete bridge over Magee’s...

BE PERSISTENT, GIPPSLAND MP TELLS RURAL COUNCILS

The Nationals Member for Gippsland Darren Chester has urged rural local government leaders to be persistent in their efforts to secure funding for their communities. Mr Chester, who is the current Federal Minister for Veterans Affairs and the former Federal Minister...

KEY MILESTONE FOR ROSEDALE REVITALISATION PROJECT

Tenders close this month for the construction of two key elements of the Rosedale Revitalisation project: a shared pathway between the town and Willow Park, and new amenities for travellers and campers. The Nationals Member for Gippsland Darren Chester said the...

PROGRESS ON HIGHWAY UPGRADES

Federal MP Darren Chester says lives will be saved and more jobs created thanks to the $50 million upgrade of the Princes Highway between Bairnsdale and the New South Wales border. Mr Chester drove the length of the highway this week and was impressed with progress on...

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Wednesday, May 23rd, 2018 at 5:18am
I call this one ‘gorilla in the mist’... not much of a view on top of Red Hill earlier this morning. Big day of meetings lined up in Parliament House @lyndalcurtis @lucybarbour #myvalley https://t.co/yowZmusgKz DarrenChesterMP photo
Tuesday, May 22nd, 2018 at 5:49am
Spectacular morning for a run around the nation’s capital. A balmy 11 degrees at 6.30am @lyndalcurtis @lucybarbour #auspol https://t.co/Lx9IboXKfU DarrenChesterMP photo
Monday, May 21st, 2018 at 4:43am
Did you know that marble from a quarry in Buchan, East Gippsland features in the interior of the Shrine of Remembrance? Getting those marble columns to Melbourne would’ve been a huge effort in the 1930s. Historic pix credit Museum Victoria #lovegippsland @rharris334 @kellazzaro https://t.co/9C6QT7MSk9 DarrenChesterMP photo

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Official Page of The Nationals Member for Gippsland, Federal Minister for Infrastructure and Transport, A/g Minister for Regional Development and A/g Minister for Local Government and Territories. Check out Darren's personal page at https://www.facebook.com/darren.chester.524
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The Invictus Games is about much more than just sport – it captures hearts, challenges minds and changes lives. It will be #GameOnDownUnder in 155 days when Australia welcomes competitors and their family and friends for the Invictus Sydney 2018.
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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.

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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