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DROUGHT REVIEW BREAKTHROUGH

September 17, 2008 In a breakthrough for drought-stricken farmers across Gippsland, the Government has confirmed that there will be a review of the drought declaration decision. The Nationals Member for Gippsland Darren Chester raised the issue in Parliamentary...

LABOR AVOIDING DEBATE ON PENSION INCREASE

September 16, 2008   The Labor Party has acted in Federal Parliament to avoid debate on a proposal to increase the single age pension by $30 per week.  The Nationals Member for Gippsland Darren Chester says he is disappointed that Labor backbenchers have failed to...

GOVERNMENT DESERTS GIPPSLANDERS

September 12, 2008 The Nationals Member for Gippsland Darren Chester has accused the Government of ignoring the plight of Gippsland farmers after sending 50 unanswered letters to the Minister for Agriculture. Mr Chester said he had made representations to the Minister...

CHESTER CHAMPIONS PENSION INCREASE

September 10, 2008 The Nationals Member for Gippsland Darren Chester will push for a Private Member’s Bill to increase the pension and provide a one-off bonus payment before Christmas. Mr Chester, who was elected on a campaign of fighting for a fair go for pensioners...

CHESTER SEEKS $300 PAYMENT FOR PENSIONERS

September 4, 2008   The Nationals Member for Gippsland Darren Chester has called for a $300 pre-Christmas payment for pensioners and carers as they wait out the Rudd Labor Government’s never-ending series of reviews.  Mr Chester also told Federal parliament today that...

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