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PUBLIC FORUM TO SUPPORT FARMING FAMILIES

PUBLIC FORUM TO SUPPORT FARMING FAMILIES

May 19, 2016 A delegation of Gippsland dairy representatives and Federal MP Darren Chester have agreed to host a public forum to support farming families affected by the decline in milk prices. Mr Chester arranged a meeting for the dairy representatives with Deputy...
TREE-MENDOUS NEW R&D PROJECT

TREE-MENDOUS NEW R&D PROJECT

May 19, 2016 $520,000 will be invested in a new agroforestry R&D project that will help put more dollars in the pockets of farmers and the cash registers of small businesses through the strategic use of trees in agriculture. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for...
SAFETY BOOST FOR BUSY BAIRNSDALE THOROUGHFARE

SAFETY BOOST FOR BUSY BAIRNSDALE THOROUGHFARE

May 18, 2016 Safety on a busy thoroughfare in Bairnsdale has been boosted following the completion of a five-month road upgrade project. Federal Member for Gippsland Darren Chester said Pound Swamp Hill had undergone a $200,000 upgrade following a series of accidents....
WIN FOR REGIONS AS BACKPACKER TAX CHANGE IS DELAYED

WIN FOR REGIONS AS BACKPACKER TAX CHANGE IS DELAYED

 May 18, 2016 The Nationals have secured a win for regional communities by successfully lobbying for a six month delay on proposed tax changes for backpacker workers, according to Gippsland MP Darren Chester. The Assistant Treasurer Kelly O’Dwyer today announced a...

FUNDING FOR DIABETES TECHNOLOGY

May 17, 2016 A re-elected Coalition Government will subsidise the cost of Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM) technology for children and young adults under 21 years old facing extra challenges managing their Type 1 diabetes. Federal Member for Gippsland Darren...

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