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CELEBRATING 40 YEARS

CELEBRATING 40 YEARS

This year marks a momentous occasion for Morwell Neighbourhood House, with the local organisation proudly celebrating 40 years of service to the community. Federal Member for Gippsland Darren Chester visited Morwell Neighbourhood House ahead of next month's Kindness...

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AUSTRALIAN WAR MEMORIAL REDEVELOPMENT

AUSTRALIAN WAR MEMORIAL REDEVELOPMENT

Member for Gippsland Darren Chester regards the Australian War Memorial as the most important building in our nation because it lies at the heart of our commitment to remember the 103,000 service personnel who have died wearing the uniform of our Army, Navy and Air...

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HEART OF THE COMMUNITY

HEART OF THE COMMUNITY

Federal Member for Gippsland Darren Chester met with the fantastic team members at the Paynesville Neighbourhood Centre, who are doing a phenomenal job overseeing the Community Lunch Program and Paynesville Foodbank. In the past year, Paynesville Neighbourhood Centre...

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UPGRADED KALIMNA ROCK WALL PATHWAY

UPGRADED KALIMNA ROCK WALL PATHWAY

Federal Member for Gippsland Darren Chester pictured inspecting the upgraded pathway from the Kalimna rock wall to Hotel Rd at Lakes Entrance. The path had fallen into disrepair and has undergone a major transformation thanks to more than $2 million funding secured...

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A HELPING HAND FOR LOCAL VOLUNTEERS

A HELPING HAND FOR LOCAL VOLUNTEERS

Seventeen Gippsland not-for-profit community organisations will benefit from more than $63,000 in funding as part of the Federal Government's 2023-24 Volunteer Grants program. Grants of between $1,000 and $5,000 will assist successful community organisations in...

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GIPPSLANDERS ‘WORSE OFF’ UNDER ALBANESE

GIPPSLANDERS ‘WORSE OFF’ UNDER ALBANESE

Gippslanders will be worse off under the Albanese Government’s third Budget as prices continue to rise and place pressure on local families, according to local MP Darren Chester. The Federal Member for Gippsland said he was disappointed that regional Australia had...

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OPEN LETTER CHALLENGE TO GIPPSLANDERS

OPEN LETTER CHALLENGE TO GIPPSLANDERS

Federal Member for Gippsland Darren Chester has challenged Gippslanders to do more to end the violence against women and children in our community. In an open letter to the community published in all local newspapers, Mr Chester said it was time for 'real men' to...

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GIPPSLAND MOTORCYCLISTS TOY RUN

GIPPSLAND MOTORCYCLISTS TOY RUN

Federal Member for Gippsland Darren Chester is proud to have his Traralgon office serve as a donation location for this year's Gippsland Motorcyclists Toy Run. "The Gippsland Motorcyclists Toy Run, headed by husband-and-wife team Alfie and Stella Vella, is a...

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CHESTER VISITS NICHOLSON PRIMARY SCHOOL

CHESTER VISITS NICHOLSON PRIMARY SCHOOL

This week, Federal Member for Gippsland Darren Chester visited Year 5/6 students at Nicholson Primary School to discuss the Gippsland electorate, how the Federal Parliament works, and his role in Canberra and the local community. "It's always great explaining my job...

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PRIME MINISTER URGED TO BLOCK HOSPITAL MERGERS

PRIME MINISTER URGED TO BLOCK HOSPITAL MERGERS

The Prime Minister has been urged to intervene in a Victorian Government plan to merge country hospital and health service providers, which will lead to reduced access to services in smaller Gippsland towns. Federal Member for Gippsland Darren Chester said he was...

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HALF-FUNDED PROJECT NEEDS FEDERAL BUDGET SUPPORT

HALF-FUNDED PROJECT NEEDS FEDERAL BUDGET SUPPORT

Member for Gippsland Darren Chester is calling on the Federal Government to commit funding for an important road safety project that was half-funded in the State Budget. The proposal to build a new roundabout on the Maffra-Sale Rd intersection with Fulham-Myrtlebank...

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PLANTING THE FUTURE

PLANTING THE FUTURE

Benambra-Dinner Plain-Omeo Landcare Group has planted close to 6,000 indigenous tree and shrub species across 25 sites to improve the health and ecological condition of rivers and wetlands in the Murray-Darling Basin as the catchment in that part of East Gippsland,...

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SEEING A BRIGHTER FUTURE

SEEING A BRIGHTER FUTURE

A two-year-old labrador is changing the life of a Latrobe Valley woman thanks to the outstanding training by Guide Dogs Victoria. Wendy Woodward has severe vision loss and has just received her first seeing eye dog called 'Victoria'. It almost didn't happen due to...

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PARKRUN: JOIN THE MOVEMENT

PARKRUN: JOIN THE MOVEMENT

Federal Member for Gippsland Darren Chester is encouraging more locals to join in regular exercise at the Lakes Entrance parkrun or to consider volunteering for the popular event. "There's a role for everyone at parkrun," Mr Chester said. "Of course, you can run or...

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OUTWARD BOUND ‘BACK IN ACTION’

OUTWARD BOUND ‘BACK IN ACTION’

Outward Bound Australia aims to re-establish Gippsland as a key player in outdoor education with the long-anticipated return of programs at its Snowy River site in Bete Bolong North. Outward Bound's Snowy River site, between Buchan and Orbost, suffered extensive...

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ROTARIANS THANKED FOR CONTINUED SUPPORT

ROTARIANS THANKED FOR CONTINUED SUPPORT

Rotarians across Gippsland participated in a fundraising breakfast for one of the region’s most important accommodation facilities, Gippsland Rotary Centenary House. Federal Member for Gippsland Darren Chester attended the fundraising breakfast in Bairnsdale and...

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JOHN PRINTZ OAM LEADERSHIP AWARD

JOHN PRINTZ OAM LEADERSHIP AWARD

Federal Member for Gippsland Darren Chester with Guthridge Primary School student Penny Glover and Ross Jackson from the Sale RSL, who hosted the Anzac Day commemorative service at the Sale Memorial Hall.  Penny received the ‘John Printz OAM Leadership Award’ in front...

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NOTHING BEATS A WALK IN THE PARK

NOTHING BEATS A WALK IN THE PARK

Federal Member for Gippsland Darren Chester has welcomed progress on one of the region’s most popular walking trails at Lakes Entrance. The trail up the Kalimna Hill from the jetty is receiving a long-waited upgrade with funding secured from the previous Federal...

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GIPPSLAND SCHOOLS BIG WINNERS: CHESTER

Nine public schools across Gippsland are set to share in more than $7 million in Federal Government funding for much-needed upgrades, according to local Member of Parliament Darren Chester. Mr Chester said it was a win for hard working school communities which had...

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