Ministers for the Department of Infrastructure, Regional Development and Cities The Hon Michael McCormack MP Deputy Prime MinisterMinister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Senator the Hon Bridget McKenzie Minister for Regional ServicesMinister for SportMinister for Local Government and Decentralisation The Hon Alan Tudge MP Minister for Cities, Urban Infrastructure and Population The Hon Sussan Ley MP Assistant Minister for Regional Development and Territories The Hon Andrew Broad MP Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister The Hon Scott Buchholz MP Assistant Minister for Roads and Transport The Hon Barnaby Joyce MPFormer Deputy Prime MinisterFormer Minister for Infrastructure and Transport The Hon Dr John McVeigh MPFormer Minister for Regional Development, Territories and Local Government The Hon Keith Pitt MPFormer Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister The Hon Damian Drum MPFormer Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister Senator the Hon Fiona Nash Former Minister for Regional DevelopmentFormer Minister for Local Government and Territories The Hon Darren Chester MP Former Minister for Infrastructure and TransportFormer A/g Minister for Regional DevelopmentFormer A/g Minister for Local Government and Territories The Hon Warren Truss MP Former Deputy Prime Minister Former Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development The Hon Paul Fletcher MP Former Minister for Urban Infrastructure and Cities The Hon Jamie Briggs MP Former Assistant Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development

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.