MATTERS OF PUBLIC IMPORTANCE – ABBOTT GOVERNMENT

February 27, 2014 Mr CHESTER (Gippsland—Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Defence) (15:44): What an outrageous slur we have just heard from the member for Ballarat. It is outrageous to come into this place and disparage, of all things, the Pollie Pedal ride....

BAIRD, CORPORAL CAMERON STEWART, MG

February 27, 2014 Mr CHESTER (Gippsland—Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Defence) (11:30): I join with colleagues on both sides of the chamber to speak in relation to Corporal Cameron Stewart Baird VC, MG, and I say at the outset, on behalf of the people of...

TELECOMMUNICATIONS

February 27, 2014 Mr CHESTER (Gippsland—Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Defence) (09:45): I rise to speak on the need to improve mobile phone coverage in regional Australia, particularly in my electorate of Gippsland. The recent bushfires across the...

FIRE NEEDS TAKEN STRAIGHT TO PRIME MINISTER

February 27, 2014 Air quality and the impacts of the Morwell mine fire have been raised in Federal Parliament by The Nationals Member for Gippsland Darren Chester. Mr Chester told Parliament that he had personally briefed the Prime Minister on the situation and he...

CLOSING THE GAP: PRIME MINISTER’S REPORT 2014

February 26, 2014 Mr CHESTER (Gippsland—Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Defence) (11:35): I appreciate the opportunity to speak to the annual statement on Closing the Gap and, in doing so, I commend the Prime Minister and the Leader of the Opposition for...

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