Media Releases

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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Liberal Government rejects calls to use upgraded fibre for NBN rollout

Federal Member for Bendigo Lisa Chesters MP has condemned the Liberal Government’s decision to refuse the upgrade of the NBN rollout across the Bendigo region to the superior Fibre to the Premises (FTTP) or Fibre to the Curb (FTTC) technology.

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Federal Labor funding commitment for Bendigo TAFE

Federal Member for Bendigo, Lisa Chesters MP is today announcing Federal Labor’s funding for Bendigo TAFE and the local vocational education sector.

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Labor commits to ten days domestic and family violence leave

Federal Member for Bendigo, Lisa Chesters is today signing a pledge to support employees having access to 10 days paid domestic and family violence leave in the national employment standards.

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LABOR LISTENS TO IMMIGRATION CONCERNS IN BENDIGO

Local workers, unions and advocacy organisations have had an opportunity to discuss the challenges facing vulnerable workers and recently resettled refugees under the Turnbull Government; at a series of round tables hosted by Federal Member for Bendigo Lisa Chesters.

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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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