Media Releases

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

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

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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Prepare for more pain in Liberal budget

Lisa Chesters MP is expecting this year’s Federal Budget to mirror previous Liberal Government budgets.

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Liberal Budget 2017: Cuts to university funding and increased student fees

It has been announced that changes to Higher Education to be introduced in next week’s federal budget will see cuts to University funding and increased student fees.

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Chesters meets with students angry about university funding cuts and increased student fees

Chesters meets with students angry about university funding cuts and increased student fees

Today Lisa Chesters MP, meet with Latrobe University students to discuss the announced changes to Higher Education to be introduced in next week’s federal budget that will see cuts to University funding and increased student fees.

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Bendigo challenges Federal Government on Bendigo’s dragons

Bendigo challenges Federal Government on Bendigo’s dragons

Lisa Chesters MP challenges the Federal Government to fund Sun Loong’s restoration and the purchase of a new imperial dragon in next week’s Budget.

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Donation for vital early literacy program

Donation for vital early literacy program

Lisa Chesters will donate $500 to Bendigo’s Imagination Library today.

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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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