PRIME MINISTER PLEDGES TIMBER INDUSTRY SUPPORT

March 7, 2014 Federal Member for Gippsland Darren Chester has welcomed the Prime Minister Tony Abbott’s commitment to support the Australian timber industry, during this term of Parliament. Mr Chester attended the Forestworks Dinner in Parliament House this week where...

VETERANS URGED TO HAVE SAY ON FUTURE DVA SERVICES

March 7, 2014 Federal Member for Gippsland and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Defence Darren Chester is encouraging the local veteran community to have their say on the future of services offered by the Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA). Mr Chester...

MID UPGRADES CRITICAL TO AGRICULTURAL FUTURE

March 6, 2014 Federal Parliament has been told the Macalister Irrigation District (MID) is one of the most productive agricultural areas in the nation, but is in desperate need of an upgrade. As the Federal Government develops its Agriculture Competitiveness White...

HIGH COUNTRY CATTLE GRAZING TO RESUME

March 6, 2014 High country cattle grazing will resume after a referral for a trial of the practice under the Environment, Protection, Biodiversity and Conservation Act (EPBC Act) was approved. The Nationals Member for Gippsland Darren Chester has welcomed the decision...

GIPPSLAND MOBILE PHONE NEEDS HIGHLIGHTED

March 5, 2014 The Nationals Member for Gippsland Darren Chester has called for the Federal Government to focus on improving mobile phone coverage in areas where life and property are at risk. In welcoming the Federal Government’s new $100 million mobile phone coverage...

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