Media Releases

Chesters Speaks in Parliament on Marriage Equality

Last night Federal Member for Bendigo Lisa Chesters MP, spoke in the Parliament in favour of the marriage equality bill. 

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Central Victoria facing a new GP shortage because of Government failures

Federal Member for Bendigo, Lisa Chesters MP is today meeting with local GP’s to discuss the GP shortage that Central Victorians are facing due to numerous Liberal Federal Government policy failures.

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Chesters launches 2017 Christmas Donation Drive to help local families

Chesters launches 2017 Christmas Donation Drive to help local families

Federal Member for Bendigo Lisa Chesters will today launch her 2017 Christmas Donation Drive.

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ASEAN Delegation tours Bendigo Electorate

Over the next two days Federal Member for Bendigo, Lisa Chesters MP will host a Parliamentary delegation from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Member States as part of the Australia’s Guest of Parliament program.

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No more delays. It’s time for Marriage Equality

In separate meetings today with the Bendigo and Macedon Ranges “Yes to Marriage Equality” campaigns, Federal Member for Bendigo Lisa Chesters MP again pledged to vote yes when the Marriage Equality Bill comes before Federal Parliament. 

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Chesters stands with students and unis against the Liberals cuts and fee hikes

Today Lisa Chesters MP will meet with La Trobe University students to call on the Senate to block the Higher Education Amendment Bill that will see massive cuts to University funding and increased student fees.

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FINALLY - Liberals listen to Labor on Dragon funding

Federal Member for Bendigo, Lisa Chesters MP has welcomed today's Federal Government Bendigo Dragons funding announcement and thanks the community for their efforts.

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Importance of Workplace Health and Safety in Central Victoria

Federal Member for Bendigo, Lisa Chesters MP will today be speaking at the Bendigo Health and Safety Representative Conference held at the Old Bendigo Fire Station. 

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Scrapping CET will hurt Central Victorians

Lisa Chesters MP has condemned the Turnbull Liberal Government for their announcement that they will scrap Australia's Clean Energy Target. 

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Senator you've got to be joking - Response to Federal Government Education Review

Federal Member for Bendigo Lisa Chesters MP, has slammed the Federal Liberal National Government for spending $152 million on a review when that money could have gone directly towards funding disadvantaged and small regional schools.

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Bendigo to host public hearing on Regional Development and Decentralisation

Bendigo to host public hearing on Regional Development and Decentralisation

Today Bendigo will be host to the regional public hearing of the Select Committee on Regional Development and Decentralisation.

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Chesters Encourages Community to Support Emergency Relief

Lisa Chesters MP will today make a donation of $1000 to Cobaw Community Health’s Emergency Relief program.

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Regional Australia deserves to be connected

Regional Australia deserves to be connected

Labor’s Shadow Assistant Minister for Workplace Relations, Lisa Chesters MP will today be attending the Elmore Field Days to talk to local constituents regarding the failures of the Turnbull Government’s NBN rollout, and the importance of internet connectivity for regional communities and the future of farming. 

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Government Bill will demonise those on welfare payments

Government Bill will demonise those on welfare payments

Federal Member for Bendigo Lisa Chesters MP has said today that the Social Services Legislation Amendment (Welfare Reform) Bill is a cruel attack on job seekers and those on welfare payments.

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Australia’s Energy Crisis

Australia’s Energy Crisis

Lisa Chesters MP has called on the Federal Government to urgently secure Australia’s energy future before Bendigo residents are forced into further bill stress.

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Chesters speaks against Proposed Government changes to welfare

Federal Member for Bendigo Lisa Chesters MP has today spoke in Parliament against the Social Services Legislation Amendment (Welfare Reform) Bill is a cruel attack on job seekers and those on welfare payments. 

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Housing Affordability is a Labor priority for Bendigo

Shadow Housing Minister Senator Doug Cameron and Bendigo MP Lisa Chesters are today meeting with Haven Home Safe CEO Ken Marchingo and staff in Bendigo, to discuss Labor’s plan for housing affordability.

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Central Victoria needs the Federal Government to create jobs

Central Victoria needs the Federal Government to create jobs

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

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Axing the energy supplement will hurt Central Victorian households

Axing the energy supplement risks pushing vulnerable Central Victorians even further into a cycle of poverty and hardship, Federal Member for Bendigo, Lisa Chesters MP said today.

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Bendigo MP calls on the Federal Government to commit funding to Bendigo’s new dragon, Dai Gum Loong

Bendigo MP calls on the Federal Government to commit funding to Bendigo’s new dragon, Dai Gum Loong

After last week’s exciting State Labor Government’s Bendigo Dragons funding announcement, Federal Member for Bendigo Lisa Chesters MP is calling on the Federal Liberal Government to also make a similar funding announcement. 

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MP to host employment services forum

Federal Member for Bendigo Lisa Chesters MP and the Shadow Minister for Employment Services, Ed Husic MP, will host an Employment Services and Workforce Participation Forum in Bendigo to discuss job agencies, Centrelink and Federal Government programs.

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MP launches Round 3 of Stronger Communities Grant Programme

Federal Member for Bendigo, Lisa Chesters MP, is today launching Round 3 of the Federal Government Stronger Communities Programme with the First Strathfieldsaye Scout Group.

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More failures than successes marks one year Federal election anniversary

On the one year anniversary of the 2 July 2016 Federal election, Federal Member for Bendigo, Lisa Chesters said that the Liberal National Government has had more failures than successes.

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Federal Member launches NBN survey

Lisa Chesters MP has launched a survey to get feedback from Central Victorians about their NBN experiences and internet service.

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Central Victorian workers will pay less tax under Labor

Federal Member for Bendigo, Lisa Chesters MP, today said that vast majority of Central Victorian workers will pay less tax and therefore be better off under Labor.

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Chesters calls on Senator to commit to original Gonski during visit to Bendigo

Chesters calls on Senator to commit to original Gonski during visit to Bendigo

The Federal Member for Bendigo Lisa Chesters has called on Senator Bridget McKenzie to commit to fully fund the original school funding agreements made with the Victorian State Government during her visit to Bendigo today.

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Senator’s school claims stretching truth

Senator Bridget McKenzie’s claim in the Bendigo Advertiser that “the new needs-based funding model will increase funding to schools in the Bendigo electorate by 66.5 per cent over 10 years” is stretching the truth.

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Labor will crack down on dodgy directors and phoenixing

Today Federal Labor announced that a Shorten Labor Government will act to protect thousands of Central Victorian employees and small businesses from dodgy phoenix activity.

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Analysis reveals extent of schools’ cut

Analysis reveals extent of schools’ cut

A Victorian Department of Education and Training estimator reveals just how significantly worse off Central Victorian schools will be under the Liberal Government’s new needs-based funding plan.

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Malcolm Turnbull’s Liberal Budget another shocker

Federal Member for Bendigo, Lisa Chesters MP, said that this is a budget for millionaires and multinationals. The Liberal Government only cares about the top end of town.

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