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REGIONAL PRIORITY FOR AGED CARE ROUND

Existing and prospective aged care providers across Gippsland are being encouraged to apply for a share in this year’s record allocation of 14,000 new aged care places, which has a special focus on rural, regional and remote locations. Federal Member for Gippsland...

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$1.5 MILLION FOR OMEO MOUNTAIN BIKE TRAILS

Construction and tourism jobs will be created in East Gippsland following the announcement of $1.5 million by Federal MP Darren Chester. Mr Chester today announced the Federal Government will contribute half the cost to build 81 kilometres of mountain bike trails near...

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LATROBE SELECTED FOR VIOLENCE PREVENTION TRIAL

The Latrobe Valley has been selected as one of five trial sites for a domestic and family violence prevention toolkit. Federal Member for Gippsland Darren Chester said the Federal Government was funding a 12 month trial at five sites nationally and would provide...

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$280,000 FOR A STRONG AND PROSPEROUS EAST GIPPSLAND

East Gippsland will receive a welcome financial boost with three community-building projects to share more than $280,000 from the Federal Government. The Nationals Member for Gippsland Darren Chester said the community-based projects would be a positive investment in...

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VOTE FOR YOUR FAVOURITE FISH AND CHIP SHOP

Food aficionados from across Gippsland are being encouraged to support their favourite fish and chip shop in a national competition to find Australia’s best. Federal Member for Gippsland Darren Chester is encouraging people across Gippsland to vote for their favourite...

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FRIENDS OF THE COURT HOUSE

Federal Member for Gippsland Darren Chester met with volunteers from the Friends of the Court House committee, who are working to restore the historic Traralgon courthouse building and reopen it for community use. (From left) Libby Witchell, David Hackford, Sheridan...

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GIVE BLOOD TO HELP WITH HOLIDAY SUPPLIES

As many regular donors take a break, Gippslanders are being urged to give blood ahead of the July school holidays. Federal Member for Gippsland Darren Chester is a regular blood and plasma donor and said it takes less than an hour to donate - but you could save...

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GIPPSLAND REGIONAL EMPLOYMENT TRIAL

Gippsland has been selected as one of 10 regions across Australia to benefit from a new Federal Government employment trial that will enable local organisations, who understand the issues on the ground, to design solutions to employment challenges. The Turnbull...

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SIMPLER, LOWER, FAIRER TAXES

The Federal Government has delivered income tax relief for hard-working local families. Federal Member for Gippsland Darren Chester said the passing of the Personal Income Tax Plan through Parliament, meant Gippslanders paying tax would be better off. “They will be...

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SUPPORT FOR BIG FREEZE

The Federal Government will help find a cure for Motor Neurone Disease (MND) by matching dollar-for-dollar funds raised through this weekend’s Big Freeze 4 at the MCG. Federal Member for Gippsland Darren Chester said the government would match funds raised, up to $2...

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NEW AVON RIVER BRIDGE OUT TO MARKET

The replacement of the Avon River Bridge in Stratford is one step closer to commencing. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Michael McCormack and Minister for Public Transport Jacinta Allan today announced the beginning of the Advance...

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SALE WATER TOWER RESTORATION UNDERWAY

Restoration of the iconic Sale Water Tower is well advanced with the stairwells now complete, new flooring laid and glazing about to begin. Federal Member for Gippsland Darren Chester said the views from the top floor were superb and would be enjoyed by locals and...

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A PLACE FOR VETERANS TO CONNECT WITH OTHERS

Younger defence force veterans in Gippsland now have a new place to socialise and network. A new group called Young Veterans Sale has opened its doors, offering Gippslanders a place to connect with like-minded people who’ve previously served the defence force. The...

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