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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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Labor re-opens Victoria's Emergency Management Institute

Federal Labor applauds the announcement by the Victorian state government that the former Australian Emergency Management Institute in Mount Macedon, cruelly shut last year by the Abbott-Turnbull government, will be reopened.

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MP speaks in defence of Bendigo manufacturing jobs

Federal Member for Bendigo, Lisa Chesters MP, spoke at Parliament yesterday about the Liberal Government’s “incredibly disappointing” decision to off-shore a Defence Manufacturing Appeal contract.

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Central Victorians encouraged to share their experience of healthcare costs

The Federal Member for Bendigo, Lisa Chesters, has today announced she will be hosting a series of community forums to hear from local constituents about their experience with out-of-pocket healthcare costs.

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Stanley Park North to be improved with Federal grant

Lisa Chesters MP has today announced that the Harcourt Progress Association has received a $9,000 grant under Round 2 of the Federal Government’s Stronger Communities Programme.

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Lots on the agenda for 45th Parliament

Lots on the agenda for 45th Parliament

The Federal Member for Bendigo, Lisa Chesters, will return to Canberra on Monday for the official opening and first sitting week of the 45th Parliament with a long list of priorities for the Bendigo electorate, including Thales, CFA and the vital funding for local community infrastructure projects.

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More time needed to consider proposed Fair Work Act changes

Federal Member for Bendigo Lisa Chesters MP today is calling for more time to consider the proposed legislation dealing with the Victorian Country Fire Authority (CFA).

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Dja Dja Wurrung tram project funding announced

Dja Dja Wurrung tram project funding announced

Lisa Chesters MP today has announced the Bendigo Historic Attractions has received a $12,500 grant under Round 2 of the Federal Government’s Stronger Communities Programme.

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Community choir gives everyone the opportunity to sing

Choice Voices Community Choir has an eclectic, socially inclusive membership that includes people who live with physical, intellectual and mental health disabilities, and people of all ages who simply love to sing.

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Chesters calls on Government to release proposed Fair Work Act changes

The Federal Member for Bendigo is calling on the Federal Liberal Government to release the proposed legislation dealing with the Victorian Country Fire Authority (CFA) dispute prior to Parliament returning.

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