Federal Member for Bendigo, Lisa Chesters is warning Central Victorians that the next round of cuts to penalty rates for hospitality, retail, fast food and pharmacy workers take effect from today (Monday, July 1).
“Every July since 2017, penalty rates have been slashed. Labor committed to reversing these cuts,” Chesters said.Read more
Federal Member for Bendigo Lisa Chesters is preparing to return to Canberra next week for the opening of the 46th Parliament, determined to fight for funding for the Bendigo electorate.
“Labor committed almost $30million for community infrastructure projects in the Bendigo electorate during the election campaign, but the Liberals committed zero.” Chesters said.Read more
Federal Member for Bendigo, Lisa Chesters is encouraging Central Victorians to celebrate diversity, this World Refugee Day.
“Today is world refugee day which is a great reminder that there are a number of ways residents across the Bendigo electorate can show their support to refugees in our own backyard,” Chesters said.Read more
Federal Member for Bendigo, Lisa Chesters has warned Central Victorians they will not receive tax cuts this July, as promised by the Prime Minister in the lead up to the election.Read more
Federal Member for Bendigo Lisa Chesters has called on the Liberal Government to urgently review the pension deeming rates, which are leaving Central Victorian pensioners out of pocket.Read more
Central Victorian Childcare Workers Welcome Labor's Commtment to Increase Wages and Childcare Affordability
Federal Member for Bendigo, Lisa Chesters has met with early childhood workers at Goodstart Early Learning in Golden Square to discuss Labor’s commitment to improve child care affordability and fund professional wages.Read more
A Shorten Labor Government will improve health services in the Castlemaine region with a $5 million investment in the Mount Alexander Health and Wellbeing Hub, assisting Castlemaine District Community Health.
This election is a choice between better health and hospitals under a united Shorten Labor Government, versus more cuts and chaos under Scott Morrison and the Liberals.Read more
A Shorten Labor Government will invest $50 million to upgrade the Calder Freeway between Gap Road and the M80.
Federal Member for Bendigo, Lisa Chesters said the proposed upgrade will deliver enormous benefits to the Bendigo electorate by reducing congestion, improving travel times and increasing safety.Read more
A Shorten Labor Government would invest $5 million in a new tourist bike trail through the heart of the central highlands region.
The Daylesford to Hanging Rock Rail Trail will pass through a range of beautiful landscapes and become a major tourism attraction for the region.Read more
Federal Member for Bendigo Lisa Chesters has visited the Bendigo Rail Workshop to discuss how Labor’s National Rail Plan will impact local manufacturers.
“A Shorten Labor Government will ensure that more trains are built in Australia by local manufacturing workers – establishing a National Rail Plan,” Chesters said.Read more
Federal Member for Bendigo, Lisa Chesters says Central Victorian schools will be able to reduce energy bills and access cleaner energy under Labor’s Solar Schools program.Read more
Federal Member for Bendigo, Lisa Chesters has announced a Labor Government will invest in upgrades at schools across the Bendigo electorate, in addition to funding announced via Labor’s Fair Go for Schools plan.Read more
A Labor Government will invest $675,000 to build additional female change rooms in Quarry Hill and Harcourt.
The West Bendigo Cricket Club, based at Ken Wust Oval in Quarry Hill, will receive $425,000 which will be used to pay for a new purpose designed female friendly change room building.Read more
Federal Member for Bendigo, Lisa Chesters, will join 15 local recipients of the Australian Government’s Local Sporting Champions grants at a celebration ceremony at the Bendigo Mountain Bike Club Pavilion in Spring Gully today (April 30).Read more
A Shorten Labor Government will invest $245 million to address mobile black spots, improve digital literacy and fund local projects to improve connectivity in regional communities.
This $245 million commitment shows Labor is the party most committed to regional communications, and it forms part of our broader commitment to support local productivity, jobs and enhanced connectivity in regional Australia.Read more
Federal Member for Bendigo, Lisa Chesters has announced how Labor’s plan to fix our hospitals will benefit Central Victoria.
Labor’s $2.8 billion Better Hospitals Fund will reverse the Liberals’ cuts and be used to improve funding to every hospital in the country, fund vital upgrades, and drive down elective surgery and emergency department waiting times.Read more
A Shorten Labor Government will provide $40 million over four years to emergency relief organisations across the country, including $210,000 to Cobaw Community Health Services.
Scott Morrison and his Liberals are cutting funding for many emergency relief services at the end of this calendar year including Cobaw Community Health Services.Read more
A Shorten Labor Government will invest $600,000 to improve community links in the Bendigo electorate.
If elected, Labor will give $400,000 to the City of Greater Bendigo and $200,000 to the Macedon Ranges Shire to top up their funds to construct footpaths in Maiden Gully, Epsom, Strathfieldsaye and Kyneton.Read more
A Shorten Labor Government will invest $4.4 million to fund the expansion of the Bendigo Airport Terminal.
Our regional airports should be equipped with modern facilities and meet security standards.
A Labor Government will invest $290 million to cut waste, tackle plastic use and boost recycling to ensure a cleaner Australia for future generations and introduce a national ban on lightweight, single use plastic bags and microbeads from 2021.Read more
Federal Member for Bendigo, Lisa Chesters is proud to announce a Labor Government will contribute $2 million towards establishing the Rural Road Trauma Research Hub at La Trobe University’s Bendigo Campus.Read more
Labor’s plan to fund nine Camp Quality Family Liaison Coordinators around Australia including one in Bendigo, will benefit children battling childhood cancer and their families.
Bendigo will also benefit from Labor’s plan to fund 24 metastatic cancer nurses around Australia, boosting care and support for locals who face this awful diagnosis.Read more
Federal Member for Bendigo, Lisa Chesters has announced that a Labor Government will fund $125 000 for upgrades at Canterbury Park in Eaglehawk.
The funding is the final amount required to ensure the completion of new lights, scoreboard and ground audio for Canterbury Park.Read more
Last night’s Budget confirms that the Liberal Government has used funding designated for support for people with disability to prop up its pre-election budget.Read more
Federal Member for Bendigo Lisa Chesters has announced that a Labor Government will commit $933 208 for the Bendigo Showgrounds to complete the second stage of the Regional Events Centre Development.
“I’m proud that a Labor Government will deliver for the Bendigo Showgrounds,” Chesters said.
“I’ve met with a number of users and stakeholders at recent Bendigo Showgrounds Markets who have signed petitions in support for this funding.”Read more
Federal Member for Bendigo, Lisa Chesters has denounced the Federal Liberal Government for their mismanagement of the Hawkei contract at Thales in Bendigo.
It’s now confirmed that workers at the defence manufacturer have been advised of a shutdown period from 8 April to 26 April, due to an issue with engine supply from Austrian manufacturer, Steyr.Read more
Federal Member for Bendigo Lisa Chesters has revealed Labor’s plan to improve the cost of living, on the back of a startling report from Victoria’s Energy and Water Ombudsman.
“A recent report has named Bendigo as having one of the highest rates of financial hardship in the state.”
“This report highlights just how tough things are for households across the Bendigo electorate.”Read more
Federal Member for Bendigo Lisa Chesters is disappointed the Liberal Government has rejected a funding application for the Bendigo Airport terminal redevelopment.
“I condemn the Liberal’s decision not to fund this project; it’s very disappointing and demonstrates just how out of touch this Federal Government is with Bendigo.”Read more