The Hon Darren Chester MP

Darren Chester

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Member for Gippsland, Victoria

Positions
Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Defence
Party
The Nationals
Chamber
House of Representatives

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Contact details

Parliament Office

PO Box 6022
House of Representatives
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Telephone:
(02) 6277 4029
Fax:
(02) 6277 8402

Electorate Office

(Principal Office)

36 Macarthur Street
Sale, VIC, 3850

Postal address
PO Box 486
Sale, VIC, 3850

Telephone:
(03) 5144 6744
Fax:
(03) 5144 3945

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Websites
Personal website
Party website
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Alternative URL

www.aph.gov.au/D_Chester_MP

Biography

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Parliamentary service

  • Elected to the House of Representatives for Gippsland, Victoria at by-election 28.6.2008, vice the Hon. PJ McGauran (resigned). Re-elected 2010 and 2013.

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Ministerial appointments

  • Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Defence from 18.9.13.

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Committee service

  • House of Representatives Standing: Petitions from 26.8.08 to 5.8.13.
  • Joint Statutory: Australian Commission for Law Enforcement Integrity from 26.8.08 to 19.7.10.

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Conferences, delegations and visits

  • Member, Parliamentary Delegation to Vietnam, Thailand and Singapore, November 2011.

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Parliamentary party positions

  • Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for Roads and Regional Transport from 14.9.10 to 18.9.13.

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Party positions

  • State Councillor (Vic.), The Nationals 2002-04.

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Personal

  • Born 13.9.1967, Sale, Vic.
  • Married.

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Qualifications and occupation before entering Federal Parliament

  • Newspaper and television journalist 1986-98.
  • Self-employed marketing consultant 1998-2002.
  • Executive Officer, Champions of the Bush 2002-04.
  • Chief of Staff, PJ Ryan, MLA (Vic.) 2004-08.

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Electorate

  • Description: rural.
    Location: eastern Victoria; it includes the towns of Bairnsdale, Churchill, Heyfield, Lakes Entrance, Maffra, Morwell, Orbost, Rosedale, Sale, Stratford, Traralgon and Yarram.
    Area: 33 054 sq km (approx.).
    Electors enrolled: 99 416 (at 7.9.13).
    Industries: beef, dairy, sheep and vegetable farming, cropping, sawmilling and forestry, fishing, tourism, oil, gas and electricity, correctional and defence services, including the RAAF Base at East Sale.
    State electorates: Gippsland includes the Victorian Legislative Assembly electorate of Gippsland East, and parts of Gippsland South and Morwell.

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