The Bendigo Electorate Stronger Communities Round 3 is now open.


This programme funds small capital projects which deliver social benefits by supporting community participation and contributing to the vibrancy and viability of communities.


Local Governments and incorporated not-for-profit organisations will be eligible to apply for grants of between $2,500 and $20,000 to fund capital projects.


Recent successful applicants include MASARG who received funding of $13,900 to purchase internal fittings for the MASARG respite community house and the Discovery Centre who received funding of $13,000 for the minibeasts at Discovery program. 


Expressions of interest forms can be downloaded here or alternatively you can contact my office on 5443 9055 to arrange for a copy to be mailed out to you. 


Applicants will be required to submit this expression of interest before 28 July 2017 via email to


For further information regarding the funding process please visit :

Alternatively you can contact Angela Waters in my office on 5443 9055.

No to the 2017 Budget

The 2017 Federal budget was a a budget for millionaires and multinationals. The Liberal Government only cares about the top end of town.

The budget confirmed that the Liberal Government is choosing not to prioritise Central Victorian local schools, hospitals, workers and their families.

Sign the petition here.

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NBN and Telecommunications

Access to reliable, affordable internet has become vital to our everyday lives.

Whether it is people trying to run a business, children trying to do their homework or even simply trying to communicate with friends and family, so much of our lives is now online.

For years Central Victoria has experienced significant problems with connectivity and unreliable internet access. Even with the rollout of the National Broadband Network (nbn), I know many people across the Bendigo electorate continue to have negative internet experience.


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Labor remains committed to the original Gonski needs-based funding

Every student in the Bendigo electorate deserves a quality learning environment and I believe this can only be achieved through the full roll out of the original needs-based Gonski funding reforms.

The Liberal National Government’s new funding arrangement for schools is not “needs-based” and in fact all Bendigo electorate public and Catholic schools are worse off under this funding model. 


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Save Medicare

Save Medicare

Read the Bendigo electorate's Save Medicare report

Australia’s universal health system, Medicare, is part of our social fabric. It is my fundamental belief that no matter how much you earn, you should always have access to the health care you need.

I am proud Australia has one of the best healthcare systems in the world – not only are our outcomes significantly better, but our spending as a percentage of GDP is lower than the worldwide average.

Yet the Abbott-Turnbull Government is determined to see the Americanisation of our universal health system. The US healthcare system is famously unfair, costs more and doesn’t meet the majority of the population’s health needs.

Medicare is under attack from this Liberal Government.


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