The Hon Darren Chester MP Biography

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.

Ministerial appointments

  • Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Defence from 18.9.13 to 21.9.15.
  • Assistant Minister for Defence from to 18.2.16.
  • Minister for Infrastructure and Transport from 18.2.16.

    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.

    Parliamentary party positions

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

    Party positions

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

    Personal

    • Born 13.9.1967, Sale, Vic.
    • Married.

    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.