Media Releases

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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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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