REFLECTION ON ANZAC DAY

April 23, 2014 As we approach the centenary of the military campaign on the Gallipoli peninsula it is an appropriate time for reflection on the significance of this annual day of commemoration. Although ANZAC day marks the landings at Gallipoli nearly a century ago,...

ROAD SAFETY

March 25, 2014 Every Gippslander has been touched by the road toll. Last year, 1200 people died on Australian roads and although the Victorian toll has steadily declined, a disproportionate number of deaths and injuries are still occurring on regional roads. It’s...

AUSTRALIA DAY

AUSTRALIA DAY MESSAGE FROM DARREN CHESTER January 27, 2014 Australia Day is more than a public holiday – it’s the perfect opportunity to pause and reflect on what has made our nation successful and resolve to overcome any challenges. But what makes Australia such a...

COAL SEAM GAS

LONG WAY TO GO IN CSG DEBATE December 2, 2013 Over the past two years many East Gippslanders have contacted me to ask questions about the potential for coal seam gas (CSG) development in our region. The most common concerns have been in relation to whether CSG...

GIVE A KID A JOB THIS CHRISTMAS

November 4, 2013 The best gift you can give a young East Gippslander this Christmas is the chance of getting a job in our region. Most of us are well aware that by shopping locally or utilising local tradesmen and contractors we will retain a strong small business...

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