In Parliament

2015 In Parliament

TERROR ATTACKS IN PARIS

November 30, 2015 Mr CHESTER  (Gippsland—Assistant Minister for Defence) (19:24): I appreciate the opportunity to speak on behalf of Gippslanders in relation to the terror attacks in Paris and to follow my good friend the member for McMillan in this place. Much has...

BUILDING THE INFRASTRUCTURE OF THE 21ST CENTURY

December 1, 2015 Mr CHESTER  (Gippsland—Assistant Minister for Defence) (15:26): What a sad and embarrassing spectacle we have just witnessed. It is with overwhelming sadness that I see before me the hollowed-out wreck of what was a grand old party of Australian...

AVIATION TRANSPORT SECURITY AMENDMENT (CARGO) BILL 2015

November 24, 2015 Mr CHESTER  (Gippsland—Assistant Minister for Defence) (19:52): It is my great pleasure to join the debate on the Aviation Transport Security Amendment (Cargo) Bill 2015. I congratulate the member for Lyons on his contribution. I listened with great...

MATTER OF IMPORTANCE

November 10, 2015 Mr CHESTER  (Gippsland—Assistant Minister for Defence) (15:40): It is a great pleasure to join this matter of importance discussion in this Labor's proclaimed year of big ideas. It is November now and it seems that after 11 months they have had no...

OMNIBUS REPEAL DAY (AUTUMN 2015) BILL 2015

October 12, 2015 Mr CHESTER  (Gippsland—Assistant Minister for Defence) (12:05): I appreciate the opportunity to speak in relation to the Omnibus Repeal Day (Autumn 2015) Bill 2015, the Amending Acts 1980 to 1999 Repeal Bill 2015 and the Statute Law Revision Bill (No....

OUR FORMER PRIME MINISTER TONY ABBOTT

Mr CHESTER  (Gippsland—Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Defence) (10:09): I rise to pay tribute today to the member for Warringah, our former Prime Minister Tony Abbott, a man whom I respect enormously for his passion, his determination and his dedication...

FOREIGN ACQUISITIONS AND TAKEOVERS LEGISLATION AMENDMENT BILL 2015

Mr CHESTER  (Gippsland—Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Defence) (13:25): Like my colleagues on this side of the House, in both the Liberal Party and the Nationals, I rise to speak in support of the package of three bills to strengthen Australia's foreign...

AUSTRALIAN DEFENCE FORCE SUPERANNUATION BILL 2015

August 19, 2015 Mr CHESTER  (Gippsland—Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Defence) (10:50): It is with great pleasure that I join the debate this morning on the Australian Defence Force Superannuation Bill 2015 and cognate bills. I note the contribution by...

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