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Gippslanders are being urged to join more community and sporting groups by local MP Darren Chester. Mr Chester has thanked all local volunteers and believes everyone who is able to volunteer should choose a local community group and get involved as much as possible....

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$33,000 TO HELP OUT VOLUNTEERS IN YARRAM DISTRICT

Woodside and District Football and Netball Club is among seven volunteer organisations in Yarram and the surrounding area to share more than $33,000 from the Federal Government. Federal Member for Gippsland Darren Chester said the seven local groups were among 42 from...

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ANTI DUMPING RULING SUPPORTS AUSTRALIAN PAPER

The Federal Government is supporting local jobs and backing Australian Paper, by announcing the Anti-Dumping Commission will impose duties on A4 copy paper imported from four nations. Federal Member for Gippsland Darren Chester said anti-dumping duties would be...

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TOURISM BOOST #LOVEGIPPSLAND

Federal Member for Gippsland Darren Chester is encouraging locals to join his #lovegippsland campaign and help provide a boost to the visitor economy over the Easter break. Mr Chester is calling on locals to post social media photos of their favourite local...

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Tourism boost #lovegippsland

Federal Member for Gippsland Darren Chester is encouraging locals to join his #lovegippsland campaign and help provide a boost to the visitor economy over the Easter break. Mr Chester is calling on locals to post social media photos of their favourite local...

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Budget boost

THE Federal Budget will boost the Gippsland economy with thousands of Gippsland wage earners set to receive more than $1000 each when they fill out their tax return this year. Local MP Darren Chester said the Federal Budget was focused on putting more money back into...

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RURAL GENERALIST PATHWAY PROGRAM

A pathway to provide regional areas like Gippsland with easier access to doctors and shorter waiting times will receive $62.2 million over four years. The Federal Government has announced funding to fast track the National Rural Generalist Pathway program. Federal...

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BUDGET BOOST

The Federal Budget will boost the Gippsland economy with thousands of Gippsland wage earners set to receive more than $1000 each when they fill out their tax return this year. Local MP Darren Chester said the Federal Budget was focused on putting more money back into...

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POSITIVE FUTURE

Federal Member for Gippsland Darren Chester says he remains positive about the future of the region and confident about local job opportunities. Despite drought conditions impacting many local farms and businesses, Mr Chester said the economy of the region would...

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BOOST TO REGIONAL AIRPORTS

Gippsland airports are set to benefit from a new fund announced by the Federal Government at the weekend to upgrade regional airports across Australia. Federal Member for Gippsland Darren Chester said the government had committed up to $100 million to upgrade regional...

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ONE-OFF ENERGY PAYMENT TO HELP ENERGY BILL

More than 3.9 million Australians will receive a one-off Energy Assistance Payment to help with their next energy bill and cost of living expenses. Federal Member for Gippsland Darren Chester welcomed the support for low income earners across Gippsland. He said the...

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CHESTER WELCOMES FAST TRAIN PLAN FOR GIPPSLAND

A plan to cut train travel times to Melbourne and improve services within Gippsland has been welcomed by Federal Member for Gippsland Darren Chester.  The local MP said the Federal Government’s announcement of $8 million to fund a business case for fast rail between...

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