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MARINE PARKS AND SUPERTRAWLERS

The new Marine Reserves strike a better balance between all users: recreation and commercial fishers, conservation and broader community use. The Australian Government has increased ‘habitat protection zones’ (yellow), which allow fishing in the water column, while...
OFFICIAL UNVEILING OF THE REPLICA FE2B AT YARRAM

OFFICIAL UNVEILING OF THE REPLICA FE2B AT YARRAM

The Nationals Member for Gippsland Darren Chester caught up with former Lakes Entrance local Robert Scott, who is now a member of the Air Force Band playing clarinet. The Air Force Band is a world-class military band, which represents the Royal Australian Air Force at...
SMALL BUSINESS TAX DEDUCTIONS

SMALL BUSINESS TAX DEDUCTIONS

The Federal Government’s $20,000 instant asset write-off has been extended to June 30, 2019. The Nationals Member for Gippsland Darren Chester said a 12-month extension of the program had been included in the Federal Budget. The program allows an immediate tax...
SUPPORT FOR RESTORATION OF HISTORIC ORBOST RAIL BRIDGE

SUPPORT FOR RESTORATION OF HISTORIC ORBOST RAIL BRIDGE

The Nationals Member for Gippsland Darren Chester is supporting a local campaign to restore the Orbost-Snowy Floodplain Railway Bridge. Mr Chester said the century-old trestle bridge could become a feature of the East Gippsland Rail Trail and improve road safety. “The...

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