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SICK OF EXCUSES: JUST FIX THE ROAD

SICK OF EXCUSES: JUST FIX THE ROAD

Federal Member for Gippsland Darren Chester says Mallacoota residents are ‘sick of excuses’ and just want the State Government to ‘fix the road’ after more delays in a planned $10 million program of works. Mr Chester said he was ‘alarmed and disappointed’ to read the...

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CHESTER CALLS FOR LAKES AUDIT IN PARLIAMENT

CHESTER CALLS FOR LAKES AUDIT IN PARLIAMENT

Federal Member for Gippsland Darren Chester says an independent audit of the ecological health of the Gippsland Lakes would help to guide future management and practical environmental action throughout the catchment. Speaking in Federal Parliament, Mr Chester accused...

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CANN RIVER STUDENTS VISIT PARLIAMENT HOUSE

CANN RIVER STUDENTS VISIT PARLIAMENT HOUSE

Federal Member for Gippsland Darren Chester welcomed a visit from Cann River students in the nation's capital this week, treating the keen Gippsland learners on a behind-the-scenes tour of Parliament House. "It's always a pleasure to catch up with local students when...

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KING OF ROAD FUNDING FAILURES

KING OF ROAD FUNDING FAILURES

State and Federal Government bureaucrats have failed to roll out millions of dollars in Princes Highway safety projects despite money sitting in the Budget for five years, according to Member for Gippsland Darren Chester. Mr Chester said motorists would be disgusted...

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COWWARR STREETSCAPE MAKEOVER

COWWARR STREETSCAPE MAKEOVER

Federal Member for Gippsland Darren Chester said it is great to see the finished product of the Cowwarr streetscape project. "The former Federal Government provided extra funding for Councils under the Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Program, which allowed...

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PALM SCHEME VICTORY FOR COMMON SENSE

PALM SCHEME VICTORY FOR COMMON SENSE

Federal Member for Gippsland Darren Chester says changes to the Pacific Australia Labor Mobility Scheme (PALM) were ‘a victory for common sense’ after months of uncertainty created by the Albanese Government. Mr Chester said farming representative bodies, industry...

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BRUTHEN REC RESERVE UPGRADES UNDERWAY

BRUTHEN REC RESERVE UPGRADES UNDERWAY

Federal Member for Gippsland Darren Chester says it's terrific to see the progression of works at the Bruthen Recreation Reserve as part of major upgrades. "Bruthen Recreation Reserve received $1.07 million in federal funding for upgrades, which includes improvements...

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SUPPORTING REGIONAL, RURAL STUDENTS

SUPPORTING REGIONAL, RURAL STUDENTS

Federal Member for Gippsland Darren Chester met with Louise Martin and Naomi Obst from the Isolated Children's Parents' Association (ICPA) during Victorian Education Week (May 13 to 17) to discuss the educational needs, aspirations and challenges of children in...

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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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