Federal Member for Bendigo, Lisa Chesters MP, next week welcomes two more senior Shadow Ministers to the Bendigo electorate.
Shadow Minister for Defence, Senator Stephen Conroy will visit Bendigo on Wednesday, and Shadow Minister for Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Industry, Senator Kim Carr, will come to the region on Thursday.
Senator Conroy will take a tour of Thales Bendigo and the Australian Geospatial-Intelligence Organisation (AGO).
Senator Carr will attend a series of events including a forum on changes to higher education with La Trobe students, a lunch with the Bendigo Manufacturers Group and a tour of Hofmann Engineering at their Bendigo site.
Ms Chesters said the recent influx of Shadow Ministers to the Bendigo electorate was due to the interesting and diverse sectors we have in the region.
“We have been lucky enough to have many Shadow Minsters visit our region recently,” she said.
“It’s because Bendigo has everything – an innovative manufacturing sector, a growing University, a strong school system, state-of-the-art health facilities, and a strong, connected community.”