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. Melina is currently the Shadow Assistant Minister for Education.
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. Danny currently serves as Shadow Minister for Veterans, Shadow Minister for Sport and Shadow Minister for Liquor and Gaming Regulation.
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. Darren also served as Minister for Infrastructure and Transport and is now Minister for Defence Personnel, Minister for Veterans' Affairs and Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for the Centenary of ANZAC.