Media Releases

Calder should be top of government agenda

Last weekend’s tragic fatality at the Fogartys Gap Road/Calder Highway intersection and near miss at Ravenswood interchange highlights the need for serious works on the Calder Highway.

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Chesters gets behind Ride2School Day

CYCLE, walk, public transport, scoot; there are many ways central Victorians can get to school and work without jumping in a car.

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Chesters welcomes Age Pension rise

LABOR’S twice-yearly indexation of the Age Pension will result in a welcome boost for pensioners on March 20.

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Chesters seeks more information from La Trobe

Federal Member for Bendigo, Lisa Chesters, is seeking an urgent meeting with La Trobe University to discuss the impact of the announcement on Friday to cut 350 full-time jobs, including some from the Bendigo campus.

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Ravenswood upgrade work urgent: Chesters

The Ravenswood intersection upgrade is an urgent priority and work must begin on the black spot as soon as possible, Federal Member for Bendigo, Lisa Chesters MP, said in Parliament today.

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Chesters’ office open on Saturday

Lisa Chesters MP has been so inundated with requests for meetings from community members she is opening up on a Saturday morning.

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Anzac grants closing soon

Federal Member for Bendigo, Lisa Chesters, is urging anyone putting in an application for the Anzac Centenary Local Grants Program to act fast.

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Young people encouraged to apply for sport grants

CALLING all budding Joel Selwoods, Glenn O’Sheas or Kristi Harrowers, the latest round of Local Sporting Champion Grants is closing soon.

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Chesters back to Parliament

Federal Member for Bendigo, Lisa Chesters, will return to Canberra today for the first sitting week of Parliament for 2014 with a long list of priorities for the Bendigo electorate, including the Ravenswood intersection, Thales’ Hawkei project and Australia Post.

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Chesters walks a day in someone else's shoes

New Member for Bendigo, Lisa Chesters MP, is keen to find out firsthand how she can help the people in her electorate.

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Central Victorian parents want Government to commit to school reforms

Lisa Chesters MP will meet on Friday with parents of students on the autism spectrum concerned about the Coalition Government’s silence on the Better Schools program.

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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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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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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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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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