SURF LIFE SAVING AUSTRALIA

Mr CHESTER (Gippsland) (10:14):  Today is the last day of summer, but the risk of death from drowning or serious injury from near drowning continues throughout the year. The 10-year average in Australia is 281 drowning deaths, and obviously every one of those is a...

ORDER OF AUSTRALIA AWARDS

Mr CHESTER  (Gippsland) (18:37): I welcome the motion before the chamber this evening. I begin by associating myself with the comments of my neighbour, the member for Indi—in particular, her references to the Honour A Woman campaign. There is no question whatsoever...

ROAD SAFETY TO REDUCE ROAD TRAUMA

Mr CHESTER (Gippsland) (11:51): I rise to highlight ongoing concerns with the number of deaths and serious injuries on our roads. I refer to the recent report of the Australian Automobile Association which found that road trauma costs the Australian economy in the...

PRIVATE MEMBERS MOTION ON DECENTRALISATION

Mr CHESTER (Gippsland) (12:09): And what a rant it was! I congratulate the member for Fisher for his motion. He knows, and all members on this side of the House know, that the biggest issue in our regional communities is jobs—long-term, sustainable jobs. This...

DR MARGARET HOLLANDS

Mr CHESTER (Gippsland) (13:44): I rise to recognise the contribution Dr Margaret Hollands of Orbost has made to the health services of East Gippsland over several decades. At the age of 83, Margaret is now retired but, along with her husband, David, she practised for...

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