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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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WE WILL REMEMBER THEM: CHESTER

WE WILL REMEMBER THEM: CHESTER

Gippslanders are being urged to attend their local ANZAC Day service and commemorate all Australians who have served in the defence force. Federal Member for Gippsland Darren Chester says the region has a rich military history which deserved recognition on April 25....

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PRIME MINISTER CHALLENGED ON CAR TAX

PRIME MINISTER CHALLENGED ON CAR TAX

Federal Member for Gippsland Darren Chester has challenged the Prime Minister to release the economic modelling in relation to a plan that will increase the cost of Australia’s biggest-selling vehicles by more than $10,000. Speaking in Federal Parliament this week, Mr...

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NEW STUDY HUB SITES MAJOR WIN FOR THE COMMUNITY

University students across Gippsland will have more opportunities to study without leaving their hometowns, in a major win for the community. Federal Member for Gippsland Darren Chester says the decision to add five new University Study Hubs would benefit school...

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MAJOR UPGRADE TO THE ORBOST FOREST PARK FACILITIES

MAJOR UPGRADE TO THE ORBOST FOREST PARK FACILITIES

A major upgrade of the Orbost Forest Park facilities is well underway with the park currently closed to the public. Federal Member for Gippsland Darren Chester (pictured) said it was good to see a local contractor undertaking the work, Whelans Group Investments. “In...

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CHESTER WELCOMES GROWERS TO CANBERRA

CHESTER WELCOMES GROWERS TO CANBERRA

Federal Member for Gippsland Darren Chester has welcomed a delegation of AUSVEG board members to Canberra to advocate on behalf of the multi-billion dollar industry. Led by East Gippsland-based chairman Bill Bulmer, the AUSVEG representatives from across Australia...

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