Media Releases

New Minister for Defence Materiel invited to Bendigo

Labor candidate for the Federal seat of Bendigo, Lisa Chesters, has welcomed the appointment of Mike Kelly as Minister for Defence Materiel.

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Labor Candidate welcomes Election Announcement

While welcoming the announcement of the Federal election date of 14th September, Labor candidate for Bendigo, Lisa Chesters, spoke about the Gillard Labor governments’ achievements in Bendigo.

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Federal Communications Minister to visit Bendigo

Bendigo business operators will have a great opportunity to hear an update on the progress of the National Broadband Network when the Federal Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy, Stephen Conroy, visits the city next week.

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Bendigo's own Australia Day heroes

While the naming of the Australians of the Year is always an exciting event, Australia Day is also a good time to remember all the unsung heroes in our own communities, according to Lisa Chesters, Labor’s candidate for the Federal seat of Bendigo.

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More students get a helping hand to attend university

A record number of students are now receiving financial support from the Gillard Government to go to university, according to Federal Labor candidate for Bendigo, Lisa Chesters.

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New Year brings New Financial Support for Families

The seasonal cheer will continue into the New Year for many Central Victorian families when the Gillard Government’s new Schoolkids Bonus and Dad and Partner Pay Scheme start on 1 January.

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Castlemaine gets Arts Funding Boost

Lisa Chesters, Labor Candidate for Bendigo, has today welcomed the announcement that two Castlemaine based arts groups have secured funding in the latest round of the Gillard Labor Government’s Regional Arts Fund.

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Castlemaine celebrates its past while looking to the future

Mount Alexander Shire Council is helping to preserve our past, while leading the way to a more sustainable low carbon future, endorsed Federal Labor candidate for Bendigo, Lisa Chesters, said today.

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Bendigo apprentice receives $15,000 in back-pay

Endorsed Federal Labor candidate for Bendigo, Lisa Chesters, has welcomed the recovery of $15,000 in back-pay for a local apprentice through intervention by the Fair Work Ombudsman.

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Chesters welcomes Affordable Housing Grants

Endorsed Labor candidate for Bendigo, Lisa Chesters, tonight congratulated the successful applicants for a number of $38,800 affordable housing grants at the Viewpoint Huntly development.

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Boost for our Valued Volunteers on International Volunteers Day

More than 90 local community organisations in the Bendigo Electorate will benefit from the Federal Labor Government’s Volunteer Grants program, Lisa Chesters, Labor Candidate for Bendigo said today.

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Support your local retailers this Christmas

Buying your Christmas presents and produce from local traders, and buying locally made products, will help boost the central Victorian economy, endorsed Federal candidate Lisa Chesters said today.

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Federal Financial Services Minister to visit Bendigo

Bendigo has a great story to tell Minister for Workplace Relations, Financial Services and Superannuation, Bill Shorten, when he visits the city next week, according to endorsed Federal Labor candidate, Lisa Chesters.

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White Ribbon Day Support

This year’s White Ribbon events and activities are an opportunity for every member of community to say “No more!” to violence against women, Labor candidate for Bendigo Lisa Chesters said today.

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Coalition shows lack of understanding on Childcare

Labor-endorsed candidate for Bendigo, Lisa Chesters, today said that the announcement by the Coalition for a Productivity Commission review of childcare highlights their lack of understanding of the current childcare sector crisis Bendigo families are facing. 

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Proud to join Mums and Dads at Historic Childcare Rally

Labor-endorsed candidate for Bendigo, Lisa Chesters, will be proud to join childcare educators, parents and supporters from communities across Victoria in a historic rally on Saturday, November 17 to save quality childcare from a crisis threatening the future of our kids.

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New grants to support smarter energy use across the community

The Labor candidate for Bendigo, Lisa Chesters, today welcomed the announcement of new funding rounds for three energy efficiency grant programs by the Minister for Climate Change and Energy Efficiency, Greg Combet, and Parliamentary Secretary for Climate Change and Energy Efficiency, Mark Dreyfus.

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New funding for regional tourism

A new grants program to help regional tourism businesses to improve their offerings is now open for applications, Lisa Chesters, Federal Labor candidate for Bendigo, said today.

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Regional Development Australia Fund delivering

The announcement by the Regional Australia Minister, Simon Crean, of two of the remaining three rounds of funding from the Regional Development Australia Fund is great news for Central Victoria, Federal Labor Candidate Lisa Chesters said today.

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Good news on gas for Huntly

Federal Labor Candidate for Bendigo, Lisa Chesters, today welcomed the announcement by the Victorian State Government that the Viewpoint residential subdivision at Huntly has hastened the rollout of natural gas to the town.

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Scare campaign no substitute for good government

Regional Victorians won’t be fooled by a generic, standard issue National Party Media Release that is clearly part of the ongoing scare campaign being waged by the Coalition around Australia’s world beating economy, Labor Candidate for Bendigo, Ms Lisa Chesters, said today.

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Wind feasibility study good news for Woodend

The recently completed feasibility study into the viability of a community wind park for Woodend is good news for the area, Federal Labor Candidate Lisa Chesters said today.

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Listening Post at Elmore Field Days

Labor will again have an exhibit and stall at the Elmore Field Days, Labor Candidate for Bendigo Lisa Chesters said today.

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Pensions to increase

Federal Labor Candidate for Bendigo, Lisa Chesters, said this month’s increase in pensions would help many people in Central Victoria and the Macedon Ranges to keep up with the cost of living.

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McIvor Health Services win $250,000 for aged care workforce

Federal Labor Candidate for Bendigo Lisa Chesters has welcomed an announcement of $250,000 for McIvor Health Services to better prepare the aged care workforce to care for older Australians in the Heathcote district.

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Abbott needs to show support for Thales' Hawkei program

Tomorrow’s visit to the Bendigo electorate by Federal Opposition Leader Tony Abbott is an opportunity for him to guarantee any government he leads would continue prototype development funding for Thales’ Hawkei program, Labor candidate for Bendigo Lisa Chesters said today.

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Statement on Liberal Party preselection

Labor candidate for Bendigo, Lisa Chesters, congratulated Mr Bickley on winning preselection for the Liberal party.

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Performing arts centre funding not affected by VCAT appeal

A prolonged appeal to the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT) will not affect of Commonwealth funding for Bendigo Senior Secondary College’s proposed performing Arts development, according to Federal Labor Candidate for Bendigo, Lisa Chesters.

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Introductory Media Statement

Newly endorsed Labor candidate, Lisa Chesters, today said she is honoured and excited to have the opportunity to represent the party in the Federal seat of Bendigo.

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