GOVERNMENT CANNOT ABANDON REGION: CHESTER

September 6, 2012 The Gillard Government has been warned not to use the decision to abandon its ‘contract for closure’ policy as an excuse to ignore the impact the carbon tax is having on Gippsland and the Latrobe Valley. Federal Member for Gippsland Darren Chester...

MORE DETAIL NEEDED ON ILLEGAL LOGGING LEGISLATION

August 17, 2012 More detail on illegal logging legislation needs to be produced by the Gillard Government according to Federal Member for Gippsland Darren Chester. The legislation was debated this week in Federal Parliament and while Mr Chester said he supported...

CHESTER BACKS CARBON TAX REPEAL

July 2, 2012 Federal Member for Gippsland Darren Chester has welcomed the Leader of the Opposition Tony Abbott’s unequivocal guarantee that a new Coalition Government will repeal the carbon tax. Mr Chester said the Gillard Government had misled voters and was...

CARBON TAX: NO GUARANTEES FOR GIPPSLAND

June 28, 2012 Gippsland and Latrobe Valley families have no reason to trust the assurances by the Prime Minister that they will be adequately compensated for the impacts of the carbon tax, according to Federal Member for Gippsland Darren Chester. Mr Chester will...

COALITION SEEKS FISHING LICENCE FEE MORATORIUM

February 29, 2012 The Nationals Member for Gippsland Darren Chester is supporting efforts by the Coalition to block a record increase in fishing licence fees for the Lakes Entrance fishing industry. Mr Chester said Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for Fisheries and...

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