Media Releases

Bendigo’s Australia Tax Office closure looms

BENDIGO looks set to lose more vital public service jobs amid reports the Australian Tax Office will close in Bendigo.

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Child care educators cheated

Member for Bendigo, Lisa Chesters, has described today’s backflip by the Coalition Government on the Early Years Quality Fund as “extremely disappointing”.

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Chesters calls on Abbott to commit to Hawkei after export success of Bushmaster

MEMBER for Bendigo, Lisa Chesters, says is not surprised at media reports that several countries are interested in purchasing Bendigo-manufactured Bushmasters.

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Labor's Schoolkids Bonus survives

LABOR’S Schoolkids Bonus for Australian families has survived the first session of Parliament of the new Abbott Government.

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Chesters welcomes Thales contract

MEMBER for Bendigo, Lisa Chesters, says Thales Australia’s recent contract announcement shows how Bendigo manufacturers can mix it on the world stage.

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Government short-changes central Victoria

Member for Bendigo, Lisa Chesters, welcomes news that the Coalition Government will provide funding for four key projects in central Victoria.

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Chesters won’t back down on RDAF funding

FEDERAL member for Bendigo, Lisa Chesters, says she will continue to fight for funding for the Bendigo Botanic Gardens and the Bendigo Bank Tennis Centre after the Coalition Government decided not to fund round five of the Regional Development Australia Fund.

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Liberals Speak against Australia Post motion

FEDERAL Member for Bendigo Lisa Chesters today slammed Liberal MPs for speaking against a motion calling for a more reliable Australia Post service in regional areas.

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Central Victoria petition Government for NBN

Central Victoria petition Government for NBN

THE central Victorian community is sending a clear message to the Federal Coalition Government – we want the NBN.

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Chesters calls on Minister to commit to Gonski

Ms Chesters said she was disturbed to hear reports that Education Minister Christopher Pyne
will go "back to the drawing board" on the administration of billions of dollars in school funding
under reforms developed by the former Labor Government.

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Shop small this Christmas, says Chesters

Shop small this Christmas, says Chesters

Shop small and shop locally as we lead into the Christmas period, Member for Bendigo, Lisa Chesters, says.

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Chesters makes a stand on childcare in Parliament

Member for Bendigo, Lisa Chesters, today condemned in Federal Parliament the Coalition Government’s planned dumping of the Early Years Quality Fund.

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Schoolkids Bonus scrapping to hurt Bendigo families

THE Abbott Coalition Government’s repeal of the Schoolkids Bonus will leave over 10,000 low and middle income central Victorian families struggling to meet the needs of their school expenses.

 

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Abbott behind the times on climate change

THE Abbott Liberal Government is out of touch with the values and beliefs of Bendigo and central Victoria when it comes to action on climate change, Federal Member for Bendigo, Lisa Chesters, says.

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Bendigo ready for the NDIS: Chesters

Member for Bendigo, Lisa Chesters, says she will be working hard to ensure Bendigo and central Victoria is at the top of the list in the rollout of the National Disability Insurance Scheme.

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Central Victorian volunteers recognised

Local agencies are being encouraged to nominate volunteer programs to be recognised at an
award ceremony by Federal Member for Bendigo, Lisa Chesters.

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RDAF Chesters' first priority

FEDERAL member for Bendigo, Lisa Chesters, says she will fight to ensure any funding allocated under the Regional Development Australia Fund is honoured by the new Coalition Government.

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Early Years Quality Fund in doubt

Federal Member for Bendigo, Lisa Chesters, today will receive a petition signed by over 150 Castlemaine parents calling on Coalition Minister Sussan Ley to commit to the Early Years Quality Fund for their centre, Castlemaine Childcare Centre.

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Local MP calls for Abbott Government to honour its election promise to the Kyneton Community Park project

The Federal Member for Bendigo, Lisa Chesters today called on the Coalition Government to honour their election promise to the Kyneton community and help fund the Kyneton Community Park Project.

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Welcome news for Bendigo Manufacturing

The Federal Member for Bendigo, Lisa Chesters, today welcomed comments by the Assistant Defence Minister, Stuart Robert, regarding the Thales’ Hawkei project.

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Regional Community urged to seek ANZAC funds

Federal Member for Bendigo, Lisa Chesters, today urged communities across Bendigo and Central Victoria to consider applying for funding through the ANZAC Centenary Local Grants Program.

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New Member out in the community

The new Federal Member for Bendigo will not be spending her first week behind a desk, she will be out and about in the community at the Elmore Field Days listening to constituents and learning about what matters most to them.

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Ballot for the ALP leadership

Federal Member Elect for Bendigo, Lisa Chesters today said she looked forward, for first time in the Labor Party's history, to Labor members having a say in electing the next leader of the Australian Labor Party.

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Centrelink cuts will hurt many

Federal Member Elect for Bendigo, Lisa Chesters, said today that the Abbott Government's jobs cuts to Centrelink will hurt everyone and show the new government doesn't care about ordinary people.

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Chesters Supports Clean Energy

Labor candidate for Bendigo, Lisa Chesters has come out in strong support of the Federal Government’s Clean Technology Program as a result of the uncertainty created by Tony Abbott and the Liberal Party.

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Funding to fix Calder Intersection at Ravenswood

A re-elected Rudd Labor Government will provide $45 million to upgrade the Calder Highway/Calder Alternate Highway interchange near Ravenswood, improving the safety of this key intersection and freight corridor.

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Bendigo Botanic Gardens to get a facelift

Labor candidate for Bendigo, Lisa Chesters today announced that Federal Labor will fund a $1 million redevelopment of the Botanic Gardens under the Regional Development Australia Fund (RDAF) Round Five.

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Funding for Family Support

Labor candidate for Bendigo, Lisa Chesters, today welcomed the announcement by the Federal Labor Government that it will provide an additional $1.5 billion to continue the Family Support Program.

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Funding boost for community volunteers

Labor candidate for Bendigo, Lisa Chesters, today welcomed the announcement that more than 90 community organisations across the Bendigo region will share over $300,000 from the Federal Labor Government’s 2013 Volunteer Grants Program.

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Rallying the troops – official Campaign Launch

A big crowd is expected to join Lisa Chesters, Labor candidate for Bendigo, for her official Federal Election Campaign launch at the Bendigo Trades Hall this Saturday 27th July.

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