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KNITTING NATTERERS GROUP

With autumn now here and winter looming, no doubt Federal Member for Gippsland Darren Chester is starting to consider how he’ll keep warm on cold Canberra mornings. Fortunately, Mr Chester recently met with members of the Knitting Natterers group at Benetas’ Dalkeith...

RAIL INFRASTRUCTURE

May 2, 2016 Ms McGOWAN  (Indi) (14:31): My question is to the Minister for Infrastructure and Transport. Minister, the Victorian government has committed, as an interim measure, to refurbishing rolling stock for the North East Line while the plan for replacing the...

RSRT QUESTION RE IMPROVE SAFETY

Mr HOGAN  (Page) (14:54): My question is to the Minister for Infrastructure and Transport. I refer the minister to comments made by Toll Holdings recently. They said: … we don't believe the RSRT is the best way to improve safety for either big or small operators …...

INDI ELECTORATE: RAIL INFRASTRUCTURE EXPENDITURE

Ms McGowan  asked the Minister for Infrastructure and Transport, in writing, on 30 November 2015: Further to his answer to question in writing No. 695 (House Hansard , 15 June 2015, page 6293), (a) of the $740 million the Government allocated to rail programs in...

REX BRADDON PTY LTD: TENDER (QUESTION NO. 2001)

Mr Conroy  asked the Minister representing the Minister for Regional Development, in writing, on 11 November 2015: In respect of the $22,000.00 tender to REX Braddon Pty Ltd (CN3292347) for venue hire and catering (a) what was this event, (b) who attended this event,...

DISAPPEARANCE OF MALAYSIA AIRLINES FLIGHT MH370

Mr CHESTER  (Gippsland—Minister for Infrastructure and Transport) (12:53): by leave—Tuesday, 8 March 2016 marks two years since the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370. Members will recall that the scheduled flight between Kuala Lumpur and Beijing...

INFRASTRUCTURE FUNDING

  Ms LANDRY (Capricornia) (15:05): My question is to the Minister for Infrastructure and Transport. Will the minister update the House on the importance of the government's $50 billion infrastructure investment program to regional Australia and how this investment is...

DAIRY PRODUCE AMENDMENT (DAIRY SERVICE LEVY POLL) BILL 2016

Mr CHESTER (Gippsland—Minister for Infrastructure and Transport) (10:28): I look forward to participating in the debate regarding the Dairy Produce Amendment (Dairy Service Levy Poll) Bill 2016 and associate myself with the comments particularly of the member for...

2016 CLOSING THE GAP REPORT

Mr CHESTER  (Gippsland—Assistant Minister for Defence) (11:28): It is with great pleasure that I join the debate in relation to the 2016 Closing the Gap report. In doing so, I would like to acknowledge the largely bipartisan manner in which members have made...

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