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MORE WORK TO BE DONE ON YOUTH ALLOWANCE MESS

March 17, 2010 The Nationals Member for Gippsland Darren Chester says there is a lot of work to be done before regional students get a fair deal on student income support, despite a breakthrough in Youth Allowance negotiations. Mr Chester said the Federal Minister for...

CHESTER AND RYAN WELCOME HYLAND HIGHWAY FUNDING

October 23, 2009 Member for Gippsland South and Leader of The Nationals Peter Ryan today welcomed the $3.4 million in Victorian Government funding earmarked for slip repairs and better drainage on the Hyland Highway, but said it falls well short of what is needed to...

CHESTER SEEKS ASSURANCES FOR GIPPSLAND HOSPITALS

March 15, 2010 The Nationals Member for Gippsland Darren Chester fears small rural hospitals will be hard-hit by Kevin Rudd’s plan to takeover hospitals. And Mr Chester says plans for regional health boards could mean less control for local communities. Mr Chester has...

YOUTH

YOUTH NEED OUR SUPPORT March 15, 2010 Young people are often an easy target for criticism and a lot of it is unwarranted. I’m concerned that we often hear the negative stories about young people but don’t get to read about their many positive achievements in our...

DAIRY INDUSTRY OUTLOOK POSITIVE

March 15, 2010 Gippsland dairy farmers have cause for optimism with the Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics (ABARE) forecasting world dairy product prices to remain relatively firm in 2010-11 after rebounding from the low prices experienced during...

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