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MID NEXT STAGE TO DELIVER $50 MILLION ANNUAL ECONOMIC BOOS

Federal Member for Gippsland Darren Chester said he was looking forward to works progressing on the next stage of the MID2030 Macalister Irrigation Modernisation Project. With stage one now complete, Mr Chester said the Federal Government had committed $20 million to...
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ROADS UPGRADES INFORMATION SESSIONS: PRINCES HIGHWAY, GREAT ALPINE ROAD, MONARO HIGHWAY

Community information sessions will be held in East Gippsland next week ahead of major upgrades to tourism routes across the region. VicRoads is conducting information sessions on Wednesday (August 23) to discuss priority works proposed for the Princes Highway east of...
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STUDENTS DEBATE WORLD ISSUES IN CANBERRA

Member for Gippsland and Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Darren Chester met with two students participating in a national conference where young people get a chance to debate global issues. Jordan van Rhyn and Hayden Radford together with Rotary District...
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MAKING OUR RAILWAYS SAFE FOR EVERYONE

The Australian Government is calling for everyone to ‘get onboard’ during Rail Safety Week, by encouraging pedestrian and driver awareness around railways. The Nationals Member for Gippsland and Federal Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Darren Chester said...
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PLANNING PERMIT FOR REHABILITATION CENTRE WELCOMED

The Nationals Member for Gippsland Darren Chester has welcomed news a drug and alcohol rehabilitation centre has been approved for construction at Lucknow. Mr Chester said he supported the granting of a planning permit to build the Hope Restart Rehabilitation and...
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ENHANCING ABC SERVICES IN RURAL AND REGIONAL AUSTRALIA

The Nationals Member for Gippsland Darren Chester today welcomed amendments to the Media Reform Package to enhance the ABC’s focus on rural and regional Australia. The Coalition’s reform package is now before the Senate and seeks to update laws and regulations...
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Sunday, August 20th, 2017 at 7:34am
Working with Vic Govt to deliver $58m upgrade: getting more freight off roads & onto rail - reducing congestion https://t.co/y65HGXj5g2 DarrenChesterMP photo

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Darren Chester MPFriday, August 18th, 2017 at 5:03pm
What do David Speers, Laurie Oakes and Leigh Sales have in common with St Paul's Anglican Grammar School grade 6 students in Traralgon?
They all ask really tough questions!
Visiting local schools is one of my favourite jobs as a Member of Parliament because it gives me an insight to what young people in my community are thinking, and I also get to share a little bit about my job.
PS: I did answer the questions but we cut that from the video
#myvalley #lovegippsland
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Darren Chester MPThursday, August 17th, 2017 at 12:40pm
Safety and security of Australians is our government's highest priority.
I met with the Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull along with the Attorney-General, Minister for Immigration and Border Protection Peter Dutton, the Minister for Counter-Terrorism Michael Keenan and the heads of our security agencies to discuss future arrangements.
The Australian Federal Police, ASIO, Border Force and the Office of Transport Security all work incredibly hard to keep Australians safe every day.
Since 2014, our agencies have disrupted 13 terrorist plots and charged 73 Australians with terrorism related offences.
The Prime Minister has announced these agencies will be brought together into the new Department of Home Affairs, similar to the UK model.

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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