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Veterans groups urge Barnaby Joyce not to dump Darren Chester as minister

Doug Dingwall
By Doug Dingwall
June 25 2021 - 6:30pm
Veterans' Affairs Minister and Minister for Defence Personnel Darren Chester meets meets army personnel in Sydney. Picture: Department of Defence

Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce faces growing calls to let Darren Chester remain veterans' affairs minister, with veterans' representatives saying it would be "plain stupid" to dump the Victorian MP from the role.

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Doug Dingwall

Doug Dingwall

Public Service Editor

Doug Dingwall is The Canberra Times' Public Service Editor. He writes about government and federal politics, and edits The Public Sector Informant. He has an interest in integrity and industrial relations. Previously he worked at The Examiner in Launceston, where he won a Tasmanian Human Rights Award in 2016 for his reporting. Contact him on doug.dingwall@canberratimes.com.au

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