Federal Member for Bendigo Lisa Chesters is demanding answers from the Federal Liberal Government over the mismanagement of the Hawkei contract at Thales in Bendigo.
More than 150 staff at the defence manufacturer have been told they could be stood down without pay for the whole month of April due to an issue with engine supply.Read more
Our dairy farmers are caught in a long-running cost-price squeeze that is being compounded by drought and Liberal National Federal Government inaction.
Local National MPs have failed to stand up for local dairy farmers.Read more
Federal Member for Bendigo, Lisa Chesters has announced that the Axedale Golf Club has been successful in securing a $45 000 grant from the Federal Government’s Community Sport Infrastructure program to improve their pathways.
“It’s great to see smaller, regional clubs like the Axedale Golf Club being recognised.”Read more
Federal Member for Bendigo, Lisa Chesters has met with road trauma victims at Bendigo Health in support of La Trobe University’s proposed Rural Road Trauma Research Hub.
“The impacts of road trauma have been strongly felt by rural communities for too long.” Chesters said.Read more
Federal Member for Bendigo, Lisa Chesters has met with early childhood educators in Epsom to discuss the workforce crisis impacting the sector now and in the future.
“Many 3 and 4 year old’s across Central Victoria will start kinder this week; I want to acknowledge the workforce behind that.Read more
Federal Member for Bendigo, Lisa Chesters will host an official event today for 12 Central Victorian community groups, to formally announce successful Stronger Communities grant applications.Read more
Federal Member for Bendigo, Lisa Chesters has today highlighted the impact of Labor’s Swim Smart program on Central Victorian families, community run pools and local children.
From the 2020 school year, Labor will fund additional swimming lessons for schools that need it, catch-up lessons for kids needing extra support, and more support to cover transport and pool entry fees.Read more
Federal Member for Bendigo, Lisa Chesters is proud to announce that the Maldon RSL Sub Branch has been successful in securing a $10 504 grant from the Federal Government’s Stronger Communities Programme.Read more
Federal Member for Bendigo, Lisa Chesters is proud to announce that Discovery Science and Technology Centre will receive a $9,090 grant the Federal Government’s Stronger Communities Program.
The money will support the research, design and manufacturing of four new exhibits to increase the quality of its mathematics education.Read more
Federal Member for Bendigo, Lisa Chesters is proud to announce that the Heathcote Community Children’s Services Association Inc (HCCSA) has been successful in securing a $14,181 grant from the Federal Government’s Stronger Communities Programme.Read more
Federal Member for Bendigo, Lisa Chesters is proud to announce that the Kyneton Football Netball Club will receive a $13 636 grant from the Federal Government’s Stronger Communities Programme.
The money will go towards refurbishing the kitchen in the pavilion, including the upgrade of cabinetry, sink and tapware, the purchase of a deep fryer, and waterproofed flooring.Read more
Federal Member for Bendigo, Lisa Chesters is warning Central Victorians not to be fooled by misleading energy saving claims by Scott Morrison and the Liberals.
“Reports from the Liberals over the new year period suggesting households would be better off were incredibly misleading.” Chesters said.
Federal Member for Bendigo, Lisa Chesters, is celebrating the work of Central Victoria’s Volunteer’s this International Volunteers Day.
Ms Chesters says the day provides the opportunity to recognise the unsung heroes of our community.Read more
Federal Member for Bendigo Lisa Chesters will today launch her 2018 Christmas Donation Drive.Read more
Lisa Chesters MP, Federal Member for Bendigo, has met with local emergency relief provider Bendigo Foodshare to discuss the Liberal Government’s chaotic handling of Foodbank funding.Read more
Lisa Chesters MP, Federal Member for Bendigo, has today donated $1000 to support the Castlemaine Community Lunch.Read more
Today, Federal Member for Bendigo Lisa Chesters said that Scott Morrison will be bad for Bendigo and Central Victoria, given his track record over the last five years as Minister for Immigration, Minister Social Services and then Treasurer.Read more
Saltworks Community Dinner and Lisa Chesters MP invite the community to enjoy a meal and raise vital funds for the Saltworks Community Dinner on 6 September.
Saltworks is a predominantly volunteer-run organisation which provides a hot, nutritious meal for community members who may otherwise go hungry or eat another meal alone.Read more
As part of Early Learning Matters Week, Federal Member for Bendigo, Lisa Chesters MP will today launch a new Federal Government Funding for Bendigo Preschools Campaign during a visit to Shine Bright Huntly Kindergarten.
Ms Chesters will meet with parents, teachers and support staff to ask them to sign a petition calling on the Liberal Federal Government to fund its share of universal access to preschool and kinder programs.
Federal Member for Bendigo Lisa Chesters MP today has condemned Malcolm Turnbull and his Liberal Government for failing to create genuine job opportunities for Bendigo and Central Victorians job seekers.
The latest Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia (HILDA) Survey reveals that although Australians are becoming increasingly educated, issues of stagnant wages growth and underemployment are impacting household finances.Read more
Federal Member for Bendigo, Lisa Chesters MP today announced that Labor’s NBN Service Guarantee will tip the scales back to Bendigo consumers and give NBNCo clear expectations – lift your game or you’ll face penalties.
“This is a great announcement for Bendigo as far too many local businesses and residents continue to have shocking NBN experiences,” Ms Chesters said.Read more
Federal Member for Bendigo, Lisa Chesters MP has met today with RSP Environmental Services who, despite being surrounded by NBN serviced areas, are still waiting on an NBN connection.
RSP Environmental Services representative, Hugh Richard said that the business is spending up to $10,000 on USB sticks a year to back up data and transfer files to their clients due to slow and unreliable ADSL internet.Read more
Federal Member for Bendigo, Lisa Chesters MP is visiting the Golden Square Goodstart Early Learning Centre today to talk to concerned childhood educators and families about the impact of the Liberal’s childcare activity test.Read more
Recent Liberal Government cuts to the pension are pushing at risk older Central Victorians even further into a cycle of poverty and hardship, Federal Member for Bendigo, Lisa Chesters MP said today.Read more
The Federal Member for Bendigo Lisa Chesters MP has announced Labor’s plans to abolish Malcolm Turnbull’s unfair cap on student university places. This means around 1100 more Bendigo locals will be on their way to university if Labor is elected to Government at the next Federal Election.Read more
On World Environment Day, Federal Member for Bendigo, Lisa Chesters MP met with members of the Biolinks Alliance and the Bendigo Field Naturalists to raise awareness and action for the protection of local native species at risk due to habitat destruction and climate change.Read more
The Federal Member for Bendigo, Lisa Chesters MP has condemned Malcom Turnbull for his latest broken promise to Central Victorians by dumping plans to ensure NBN fixed wireless customs will have access to faster speeds.Read more