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FEDERAL GOVERNMENT STILL COMMITTED TO RAIL UPGRADE

FEDERAL GOVERNMENT STILL COMMITTED TO RAIL UPGRADE

PEOPLE living in the Latrobe Valley can be assured the Nationals, as part of the Federal Coalition Government, are committed to funding better regional rail services in Gippsland. All levels of government and the community agree on the need to upgrade the Gippsland...

SPEECH – ANZAC DAY MORNING SERVICE SALE APRIL 25 2015

Distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls and most importantly Australian Defence Force members – both currently serving personnel and veterans. I pay my respects to the traditional owners of the land, and on this most solemn occasion, acknowledge the...

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...

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