In Parliament

2014 In Parliament

NEW GUIDELINES FOR MANAGING FLYING FOX CAMPS

Under the draft guidelines, communities would be able to implement non-lethal measures to disperse camps, in accordance with best practice standards. These actions would not require approval from the Australian Government. Mr Chester said there had been significant...

OUTSTANDING YOUNG CITIZENS RECOGNISED BY FEDERAL MP  

"The schools chose the winners but in every case, the books have gone to students who have demonstrated an interest in being good citizens of their school and making a contribution to the community," Mr Chester said. "In our increasingly combative national political...

A CHRISTMAS MESSAGE FROM FEDERAL MEMBER FOR GIPPSLAND DARREN CHESTER

As a Parliamentarian, it’s often tempting to complain about the things our community doesn’t have, but I strive to be as positive as possible about the things we do have. We should always strive for improvements but it doesn’t hurt to consider the old saying about...

DEFENCE CONTRACTS BENEFIT GIPPSLAND REGION

“The RAAF has thousands of men and women in uniform who perform outstanding work every day, but there is also a team of dedicated contractors working away in the background to support them,” Mr Chester. “Many of these contractors are locals who are proud to play an...

LOVE GIPPSLAND CALENDAR WINNERS ANNOUNCED

Thomas Stockdale, of Traralgon, won the Secondary School Age category for his photo of canola fields near Rosedale. Bellamy O’Callaghan, of Traralgon, won the Primary School Age category for her photo of a sunrise at Cape Conran. All three are entitled to an...

CALLS FOR REDUCED SPEED LIMIT AFTER FATALITIES

“In recent weeks we’ve seen two serious accidents on the Princes Highway in Orbost, most recently a double fatality on Friday,” Mr Chester said. “My thoughts are with the family and friends of the people killed in these tragic accidents, along with the emergency...

MO-ALITION RAISES MEN’S HEALTH AWARENESS

Mr Chester, sporting a distinctive handlebar moustache, was judged to have the best mo, with honourable mentions to Mr Perrett and Mr Alexander. “It’s fair to say this mo-ment has been a long time coming and it is a relief to feel fresh air again on my upper lip,” Mr...

AUSTRALIAN NETBALLERS MAKE NEW FRIENDS IN PARLIAMENT

“Netball is one of the largest participation sports in Gippsland and plays a vital role in encouraging people to keep active and healthy,” Mr Chester. “My daughters have both grown up playing netball and the sport is a great way to make friends and learn about the...

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