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Tim Bull MP

Member for Gippsland East, Tim Bull, won the seat of Gippsland East in the Legislative Assembly in November 2010. Tim served as the Minister for Local Government and the Minister for Aboriginal Affairs in the previous State Government. Tim is currently the Shadow Minister for Disability, Shadow Minister for Senior Victorians, Shadow Minister for Mental Health, Shadow Minister for Housing and Shadow Minister for Racing.

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Melina Bath

Melina Bath

Former South Gippsland secondary school teacher Melina Bath is the Member for Eastern Victoria Region in the State's Upper House. In the Legislative Council, Melina Bath serves as the Member for Eastern Victoria. Melina was elected to the position of Member for Eastern Victoria on 16 April following Danny O'Brien's move to the Legislative Assembly. Melina is a former owner of a health food business and secondary college teacher.

Danny O’Brien

Danny O’Brien

Also serving you in the Legislative Assembly is the Member for Gippsland South, Danny O’Brien. Danny was elected Member for Gippsland South at the by-election held on Saturday 14 March 2015 following the resignation of long term parliamentarian, Peter Ryan. Danny resigned as Member of the Legislative Council for Eastern Victoria after being elected to the position on the 26 March 2014 following Peter Hall's retirement.

Russell Northe

Russell Northe

Russell Northe was elected the Member for Morwell at the 2006 State Election. He was re-elected to the seat during the 2010 and 2014 State Elections. Russell is currently the Shadow Minister for Consumer Affairs and Liquor & Gaming Regulation. Russell served as the Parliamentary Secretary for Small Business from December 2010 – March 2014, Parliamentary Secretary for Tourism April 2013 – March 2014, and Minister for Energy and Resources & Small Business March – December 2014.

Darren Chester

Darren Chester

Representing Gippsland in Federal Parliament is Darren Chester. Darren was elected to Federal Parliament on June 26, 2008, in a by-election following the retirement of the Hon Peter McGauran. He was re-elected in 2010 and appointed Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for Roads and Regional Transport in September 2010. He was re-elected in 2013 and appointed the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Defence. Following a Cabinet reshuffle in early 2016 following the retirement of former National Party Leader Warren Truss, Darren was appointed the Minister for Roads and Infrastructure.