Media Releases

CENTRAL VICTORIANS WILL SUFFER UNDER SCOTT MORRISON

Today, Federal Member for Bendigo Lisa Chesters said that Scott Morrison will be bad for Bendigo and Central Victoria, given his track record over the last five years as Minister for Immigration, Minister Social Services and then Treasurer.

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LENDING A HAND FOR SALTWORKS COMMUNITY DINNER

Saltworks Community Dinner and Lisa Chesters MP invite the community to enjoy a meal and raise vital funds for the Saltworks Community Dinner on 6 September.

Saltworks is a predominantly volunteer-run organisation which provides a hot, nutritious meal for community members who may otherwise go hungry or eat another meal alone.

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FUNDING CAMPAIGN LAUNCH FOR BENDIGO PRESCHOOLS

As part of Early Learning Matters Week, Federal Member for Bendigo, Lisa Chesters MP will today launch a new Federal Government Funding for Bendigo Preschools Campaign during a visit to Shine Bright Huntly Kindergarten.


Ms Chesters will meet with parents, teachers and support staff to ask them to sign a petition calling on the Liberal Federal Government to fund its share of universal access to preschool and kinder programs.

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NEW DATA PROVES LIBERALS ARE FAILING ON JOBS

Federal Member for Bendigo Lisa Chesters MP today has condemned Malcolm Turnbull and his Liberal Government for failing to create genuine job opportunities for Bendigo and Central Victorians job seekers.

 

The latest Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia (HILDA) Survey reveals that although Australians are becoming increasingly educated, issues of stagnant wages growth and underemployment are impacting household finances.

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LABOR’S NBN SERVICE GUARANTEE ANNOUNCEMENT FOR BENDIGO

 

Federal Member for Bendigo, Lisa Chesters MP today announced that Labor’s NBN Service Guarantee will tip the scales back to Bendigo consumers and give NBNCo clear expectations – lift your game or you’ll face penalties.

 

“This is a great announcement for Bendigo as far too many local businesses and residents continue to have shocking NBN experiences,” Ms Chesters said.

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MALCOLM’S NBN MESS COSTING STRATHFIELDSAYE BUSINESS TENS OF THOUSANDS

MALCOLM’S NBN MESS COSTING STRATHFIELDSAYE BUSINESS TENS OF THOUSANDS


Federal Member for Bendigo, Lisa Chesters MP has met today with RSP Environmental Services who, despite being surrounded by NBN serviced areas, are still waiting on an NBN connection.


RSP Environmental Services representative, Hugh Richard said that the business is spending up to $10,000 on USB sticks a year to back up data and transfer files to their clients due to slow and unreliable ADSL internet.

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BENDIGO CONCERNED ABOUT LIBERAL’S CHILD CARE ACTIVITY TEST

Federal Member for Bendigo, Lisa Chesters MP is visiting the Golden Square Goodstart Early Learning Centre today to talk to concerned childhood educators and families about the impact of the Liberal’s childcare activity test.

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Government attacks on pensioners are hurting Central Victoria

Government attacks on pensioners are hurting Central Victoria

Recent Liberal Government cuts to the pension are pushing at risk older Central Victorians even further into a cycle of poverty and hardship, Federal Member for Bendigo, Lisa Chesters MP said today.

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UNDER LABOR MORE CENTRAL VICTORIANS WILL GET THE CHANCE TO GO TO UNI

The Federal Member for Bendigo Lisa Chesters MP has announced Labor’s plans to abolish Malcolm Turnbull’s unfair cap on student university places. This means around 1100 more Bendigo locals will be on their way to university if Labor is elected to Government at the next Federal Election.

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WHEN IT COMES TO PROTECTING THE ENVIRONMENT, THE COMMUNITY TAKES THE LEAD

WHEN IT COMES TO PROTECTING THE ENVIRONMENT, THE COMMUNITY TAKES THE LEAD

On World Environment Day, Federal Member for Bendigo, Lisa Chesters MP met with members of the Biolinks Alliance and the Bendigo Field Naturalists to raise awareness and action for the protection of local native species at risk due to habitat destruction and climate change.

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TURNBULL BREAKS PROMISE TO CENTRAL VICTORIANS ON NBN FIXED WIRELESS

The Federal Member for Bendigo, Lisa Chesters MP has condemned Malcom Turnbull for his latest broken promise to Central Victorians by dumping plans to ensure NBN fixed wireless customs will have access to faster speeds.

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Labor takes the wheel for Central Victorian car owners and mechanics

Labor takes the wheel for Central Victorian car owners and mechanics Labor takes the wheel for Central Victorian car owners and mechanics

Federal Member for Bendigo Lisa Chesters MP, has today announced Labor’s plan to stick up for regional car owners and independent mechanics.

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Turnbull slashes TAFE again, only Labor will deliver

Federal Member for Bendigo Lisa Chesters MP, has today condemned Malcolm Turnbull for slashing funding to TAFE in Central Victoria but delivering an $80 billion tax cut to big business in a move that will hurt students and Central Victorian jobs.

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Central Victorian women still being left behind by Malcolm Turnbull

Federal Member for Bendigo Lisa Chesters MP, has today highlighted how gender equity isn’t a priority for Malcolm Turnbull and the Liberal Government.

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FEDERAL BUDGET PUTS BIG BUSINESS BEFORE CENTRAL VICTORIANS

Tonight the Liberal Federal Government Budget has failed the fairness test and puts big business before Central Victorian workers and pensioners.

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Liberal Government has failed those on NDIS

Federal Member for Bendigo Lisa Chesters MP, has today highlighted community concerns in Central Victoria about the Liberal Governments failures in the transition to the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).

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Federal Labor will expose dodgy directors and crackdown on phoenixing

Federal Member for Bendigo Lisa Chesters MP, has announced locally today Labor’s plan to protect employees and small businesses from dodgy phoenix activity through a package of reforms.

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Chesters calls on Senator McKenzie to meet Bendigo Foodshare TODAY

Federal Member for Bendigo, Lisa Chesters MP, has called on Senator the Hon Bridget McKenzie who is in Bendigo TODAY for a rare visit to meet with Bendigo Foodshare.

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Turnbull cutting $5.6million out of Bendigo’s Public Hospitals

Turnbull cutting $5.6million out of Bendigo’s Public Hospitals

Lisa Chesters MP has condemned the Turnbull Governments most recent round of funding cuts to Central Victorian hospitals that will be nearly $5.6 million worse off over the next three years.

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Chesters welcomes BDAC Men’s Shed funding

Chesters welcomes BDAC Men’s Shed funding

Lisa Chesters MP congratulates Bendigo District Aboriginal Co-op on their successful grant application of $10,000 from the Federal Government’s Stronger Communities Programme.

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Chesters welcomes Bendigo Foodshare funding

Chesters welcomes Bendigo Foodshare funding

Lisa Chesters MP congratulates Bendigo Foodshare on their successful grant application of $20,000 grant from the Federal Government’s Stronger Communities Programme.

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Shadow Minister of Communications visits Bendigo in light of damaging NBN report

Shadow Minister of Communications visits Bendigo in light of damaging NBN report

Lisa Chesters MP has today hosted the Shadow Minister for Communications, Michelle Rowland MP to highlight National Broadband Network (NBN) issues across the Bendigo electorate.

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Shadow Minister of Communications to visit Bendigo in light of damaging NBN report

Lisa Chesters MP has invited the Shadow Minister for Communications, Michelle Rowland MP to Bendigo to see firsthand the implications of the failed National Broadband Network (NBN) rollout across the electorate.

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Bendigo Rallies for charities targeted in Government legislation

Bendigo Rallies for charities targeted in Government legislation

Local charities and concerned citizens joined Lisa Chesters MP today at a ‘Stand up for Democracy’ demonstration in response to the Liberal Government’s proposed donation legislation which seeks to silence charities and advocacy groups.

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Chesters releases damning NBN report

Lisa Chesters MP has today released a damning report on the NBN rollout across the Bendigo electorate according to data and feedback gathered from the postal survey.

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Labor’s plan to reverse $2.2b in Uni cuts

Federal Member for Bendigo, Lisa Chesters MP said today that Labor’s announcement to reverse the Federal Liberal Government’s last funding cuts to Universities is a win for Bendigo La Trobe campus and regional Victorian students.

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CHESTERS RESPONSE TO DRUM

Labor’s Shadow Assistant Minister for Rural and Regional Australia, Lisa Chesters MP has said the recent media comments made by the Federal Member for Murray, Damien Drum are disappointing and demonstrating that Mr Drum is only interested in playing party politics.

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Labor’s plan for affordable health care for Central Victorians

Federal Member for Bendigo, Lisa Chesters MP will today be joined by local residents to hear their experiences about the rising cost of health care and the increasing damage it is having on the household budgets and health of Central Victorians.

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POTENTIAL $400 MILLION LOSS TO DOMESTIC WINE INDUSTRY IF TURNBULL FAILS

Today Labor's Shadow Assistant Minister for Rural and Regional Australia Lisa Chesters MP spoke to King Valley wine producers about the importance of retaining the term ‘prosecco’ in the upcoming Australia-EU Free Trade Agreement negotiations to help create Australian jobs.

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OVER 1000 BENDIGO ELECTORATE FAMILIES WORSE OFF UNDER LIBERAL’S CHILD CARE PACKAGE

OVER 1000 BENDIGO ELECTORATE FAMILIES WORSE OFF UNDER LIBERAL’S CHILD CARE PACKAGE

Federal Member for Bendigo, Lisa Chesters MP is visiting the Lightning Reef Early Learning Centre today to talk to concerned childhood educators about the impact this new child care package will have on local families.

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