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LONG FIGHT FOR HIGHWAY FUNDING PAYS OFF

Gipplsanders have had a $200 million win in the long fight to secure funding for the Princes Highway duplication. Federal Member for Gippsland Darren Chester today said the Federal Government was providing $202.6 million to complete the duplication of the Princes...

NOWA NOWA REMEMBERS ITS SON LOST DURING WORLD WAR TWO

Nowa Nowa Community Development Group is among the groups from across Australia to share more than $2.2 million through the Saluting Their Service commemorative grants program. Federal Member for Gippsland and Minister for Veterans’ Affairs Darren Chester has...

SUBSIDISED TELEHEALTH SERVICES SHOULD STAY, SAYS CHESTER

Federal Member for Gippsland Darren Chester says subsidised telehealth services introduced during the coronavirus pandemic should continue to be funded through Medicare. The Federal Government expanded Medicare-subsidised telehealth services for all Australians in...

VETERAN CHOOSES CHESTER AS HIS ARCHIBALD PRIZE SUBJECT

It’s not every day an artist approaches you to be the subject of his entry for the Archibald Prize. But that’s how local MP Darren Chester this week found himself having his portrait sketched by Robert Milton, an artist and a veteran from Bendigo. Mr Chester worked at...

TAPESTRIES FIND NEW HOME IN OMEO

When Bairnsdale’s Nell Jubb heard the shearing stands were to be replaced at the Omeo Recreation Reserve, she knew she had just the thing to finish off the renovation. Two things, actually. You see, 86-year-old Nell is rather gifted when it comes to creating...

BUNNINGS’ DECISION TO STOP SOURCING TIMBER FROM VICFORESTS SLAMMED

Federal Member for Gippsland Darren Chester has slammed today’s decision by Bunnings to stop sourcing timber from VicForests. “It is extraordinary that Bunnings would make this premature decision without any genuine consultation with its local suppliers and jeopardise...

‘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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Monday, July 6th, 2020 at 3:08am
As we approach the 75th anniversary of the end of the Second World War on 15 August, I encourage you to explore the war year-by-year on @DVAAus’ Anzac Portal, starting with Australia’s early experiences: https://t.co/VZLAVXkS2u #ThankYouForYourService #OneInAMillion https://t.co/wkXhSfsQZe DarrenChesterMP photo
Sunday, July 5th, 2020 at 10:00pm
Today’s #75Days75Stories is Dean Murray, who participated in the D-Day landings in June 1944. He comments on the lengths taken to keep the plan a secret. #TYFYS #OneInAMillion @DeptDefence https://t.co/h9HMLZ2tbi
Sunday, July 5th, 2020 at 4:37am
Joining the @AustralianArmy at 17, Lisa Conway took a leap of faith when she left, “I questioned whether I had the skills to navigate the civilian sector…but with strong family support & really great mentors…I haven’t looked back: https://t.co/oFnXsFA3qg #TYFYS #OurVeterans https://t.co/aGtxMj942g DarrenChesterMP photo

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Darren Chester MPMonday, July 6th, 2020 at 6:08am
As we approach the 75th anniversary of the end of the Second World War on 15 August, you can explore the war year-by-year on the Australian Government Department of Veterans' Affairs’ Anzac Portal in the new series Paths to Victory

Here you will find interviews with veterans, stories of service, images and newsreels from the time, and in-depth history books.

This week the focus is on 1939 and 1940. The war still seemed very distant for many Australians in the last months of 1939 but this would soon change in the coming years.

1940 saw Australians serving across the world, in places as far-flung as the Middle East and the Western Desert, Britain and the Mediterranean Sea.

Follow along here: https://anzacportal.dva.gov.au/vp75

#ThankYouForYourService #OneInAMillion
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Darren Chester MPMonday, July 6th, 2020 at 5:11am
It’s official. The Princes Highway duplication project will be completed.
The Federal Government is providing $202.6 million and the State Government $50.66 million to complete the last two stages at Flynn and Kilmany.

It’s taken a lot longer than I hoped but I’m not going to dwell on past fights... because we won!
Thanks Gippslanders for your patience as we campaigned to get the funding to build a better, safer Princes Highway.

This project will save lives, create jobs, improve economic productivity and boost our visitor economy in the future. I can’t wait to see the heavy equipment on site, getting the job done as soon as possible.
#lovegippsland
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Darren Chester MPMonday, July 6th, 2020 at 1:00am
Today’s #75Days75Stories is Dean Murray, who participated in the D-Day landings in June 1944. He comments on the lengths taken to keep the plan a secret. #TYFYS #OneInAMillion
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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 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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