Media Releases

Chesters cautiously welcomes legal centre funding backflip

Chesters cautiously welcomes legal centre funding backflip

Lisa Chesters MP cautiously welcomes today's announcement of a reversal in cuts to Community Legal Centres and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Legal Services.

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Liberal Government’s 457 visa a change of name only

The new temporary visa program will carry over the worst aspects of the old 457 visa program and will not ensure central Victorians have first access to local jobs.

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National’s hypocrisy on decentralisation of Commonwealth agencies and services

Another week and yet another demonstration of the Liberal National Government’s hypocrisy on their decentralisation plans for corporate Commonwealth entities.

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Launch of the improved Heathcote RSL Hall

Launch of the improved Heathcote RSL Hall

Lisa Chesters, Federal Member for Bendigo, today attended the official unveiling of Heathcote’s RSL Hall Improvement Project.

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Call on community to assist new dragon purchase

Lisa Chesters MP has kickstarted the Golden Dragon Museum’s new dragon campaign by buying a scale.

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Community Legal Centre funding cuts must be reversed

Today Shadow Attorney-General Mark Dreyfus QC MP has met with staff at the Loddon Campaspe Community Legal Centre to hear first-hand the devastating impact the Federal Government’s 30% funding cuts will have on the vital services this organisation provides.

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Labor's Australian Jobs Taskforce to hear from workers in Bendigo

Labor’s Australian Jobs Taskforce is today meeting in Bendigo to discuss with workers the devastating impacts that penalty rates cuts could have on them.

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Still time to get your tickets for Grill’d Bendigo Thunder Fundraiser

“There has never been a better time to get involved with women’s footy, as participation numbers increase and this year’s launch of the National Women’s League,” Ms Chesters said.

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Medicare rebate freeze hurting our region: Save Medicare report

Medicare rebate freeze hurting our region: Save Medicare report

Urgently raising the Medicare rebate is one of the key findings from the Save Medicare report, which details Central Victorians’ experiences with health care.

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2017 Listening Post Program Launches this week

Federal Member for Bendigo, Lisa Chesters MP, will launch her 2017 Listening Post program this week at Strathfieldsaye IGA. 

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Chesters back to Parliament

Justice for Centrelink debt recovery victims, funding for vital community projects and greater support for women's sport and female-friendly facilities are top of the agenda when Lisa Chesters MP returns to Canberra this week.

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Needs-based funding loss hurts Bendigo schools

Liberal cuts are hurting our local schools, Member for Bendigo, Lisa Chesters MP, says.

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Federal Labor will boost Central Victorian apprentice numbers

Federal Labor will boost Central Victorian apprentice numbers across the country by ensuring Commonwealth funded projects prioritise locals for local jobs. 

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Turnbull government needs to own up to Centrelink debt debacle

The Turnbull Liberal Government’s acknowledgement of the Centrelink debt recovery system farce on Monday was completely inadequate, Lisa Chesters MP says.

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Pensioners in Bendigo Electorate face pension cuts on New Year's Day

Lisa Chesters MP, Federal Member for Bendigo, says around 2580 local pensioners face significant cuts to their pension from New Year’s Day because of cuts made by the Liberal Government and the Greens.

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Malcolm Turnbull's broken promise on NBN

Bendigo and Central Victorians continue to suffer with very poor internet access and it's all Malcolm Turnbull and the Liberal Government's fault.

 

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Chesters calls on the community to help local families this Christmas

Chesters calls on the community to help local families this Christmas

Federal Member for Bendigo Lisa Chesters will today launch her 2016 Christmas Donation Drive.

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International Volunteer Day to be celebrated across Central Victoria

International Volunteer Day to be celebrated across Central Victoria

Federal Member for Bendigo, Lisa Chesters, will host 4 events across the Bendigo electorate over two days to celebrate International Volunteer Day.

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Joyce’s new regulation discriminates against central Victoria

Barnaby Joyce has taken pork-barrelling to new levels, enacting new regulations which restrict two corporate Commonwealth entities from operating within 150km of Australia’s national or state capital cities in order to fulfil his election promises.

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Labor will stand up for domestic violence victims

Federal Member for Bendigo, Lisa Chesters MP said today that Labor’s announcement will help stop Bendigo and Central Victorian women who are victims of family and domestic violence from being cross-examined in court by their abusers.

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Grants available to support our volunteers

Applications for the Federal Government Volunteer Grants program are now open and Federal Member for Bendigo, Lisa Chesters, is encouraging Central Victorian community organisations to apply for funding.

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Chesters to join Edwards at Ravenswood Upgrade Project

Chesters to join Edwards at Ravenswood Upgrade Project

Tomorrow, 4 November, Federal Member for Bendigo Lisa Chesters MP will join State member for Bendigo West Maree Edwards at the Ravenswood Interchange construction site.

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Paid parental leave changes to punish pregnant women

Lisa Chesters MP will next week advocate for families across central Victoria when she speaks in Parliament about the Liberal Government’s controversial proposal to alter the conditions of paid parental leave.

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Chesters calls on government to allow free vote on same-sex marriage

In Parliament today, the Federal Member for Bendigo Lisa Chesters spoke against the Same-sex Marriage plebiscite and called on the Liberal Government to allow a free vote.

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Calls for local food manufacturers to guarantee no exploitation

Federal Member for Bendigo, Lisa Chesters, has called on local food manufacturers to guarantee the widespread exploitation of working holiday makers outlined in the Fair Work Ombudsman (FWO) Inquiry into the wages and conditions of people working under the 417 Working Holiday Visa Program is not occurring in their workplace.

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Launch of Fair Work Taskforce Issue Paper

Launch of Fair Work Taskforce Issue Paper

Workers from some of Australia’s lowest paid industries will today join Labor to launch the Fair Work Taskforce (FWT) report, which highlights the immediate challenges facing low and middle income Australians.

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Chesters fears Government intervention won't resolve Victorian firefighter dispute

Federal Member for Bendigo, Lisa Chesters MP, has today said that she fears the federal Government’s intervention will not resolve the bitter Victorian firefighter dispute.

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Finally! Tennis Centre funding welcomed

Finally! Tennis Centre funding welcomed

Federal Member for Bendigo Lisa Chesters has today welcomed the Federal Government's announcement that the Bendigo Tennis Centre’s National Stronger Regions Fund grant application has been successful.

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Grants awarded to Bendigo's young sports champs

Federal Member for Bendigo, Lisa Chesters MP, will join some of the best and brightest of the region’s young sporting community this afternoon at the Bendigo Stadium to celebrate each receiving a $500 grant as part of the Australian Government’s Local Sporting Champions program.

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Federal Member hears community concerns about rising cost of healthcare

Federal Member hears community concerns about rising cost of healthcare

The Federal Member for Bendigo, Lisa Chesters, was today joined by Shadow Minister for Health, Catherine King as she continued her Medicare community forums in the Macedon Ranges.

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