NEW VISA TO SUPPORT AGRICULTURE SECTOR

NEW VISA TO SUPPORT AGRICULTURE SECTOR

Member for Gippsland Darren Chester has welcomed the introduction of the Australian Agriculture Visa to help address workforce shortages and ensure local goods make it to market. Mr Chester said the visa was important for security of supply and agricultural production...
MORE SUPPORT FOR DROUGHT AFFECTED FARMERS

MORE SUPPORT FOR DROUGHT AFFECTED FARMERS

Federal Member for Gippsland Darren Chester said the Victorian Government had finally signed up to the On-farm Emergency Water Infrastructure Rebate Scheme, allowing funds to again flow to Gippsland farmers. The Federal Government has provided $100 million for the...

PREMIER MUST ACT ON FARM WORKER SHORTAGE

Federal Member for Gippsland Darren Chester is calling on Premier Daniel Andrews to bring in more Pacific workers to help address the seasonal farm worker shortage in the Victorian agricultural sector. Mr Chester wrote to the Premier in December expressing the...
FUNDING UP TO $200,000 AVAILABLE FOR DROUGHT RESILIENCE

FUNDING UP TO $200,000 AVAILABLE FOR DROUGHT RESILIENCE

Local MP Darren Chester is encouraging Gippslanders to seek a share of a $10 million fund to help prepare for future droughts. Farmer groups and organisations as well as individual producers can now apply for grants of between $20,000 and $200,000 to improve the...
PHASE 1B OF MID MODERNISATION PROJECT NOW OPERATIONAL

PHASE 1B OF MID MODERNISATION PROJECT NOW OPERATIONAL

An important stage of a $155 million infrastructure modernisation project designed to save water and improve productivity in the Macalister Irrigation District (MID) is now operational. Local MP Darren Chester said the completion of this final stage of the first phase...

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