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Chesters Demands Answers over Thales Production Shutdown

 Chesters Demands Answers over Thales Production Shutdown

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.

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Labor will Investigate a Floor Price for Dairy Farmers

Labor will Investigate a Floor Price for Dairy Farmers

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. 

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Labor will invest in Macedon Sports Precinct

Labor will invest in Macedon Sports Precinct

A Shorten Labor Government, if elected will invest $10 million ensuring the delivery of Stages 1 and 2 of the long-awaited multi-sport community sports precinct for the Macedon Ranges region.

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Labor to Fund Central Victorian Schools

Labor to Fund Central Victorian Schools

Federal Member for Bendigo, Lisa Chesters has met with school leaders and Principals to discuss Labor’s commitment to fund public schools. 

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Axedale Golf Club secures federal funding for Pathways Project

 Axedale Golf Club secures federal funding for Pathways Project

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.”

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Chesters meets with road trauma victims in support of Rural Road Trauma Research Hub

Chesters meets with road trauma victims in support of Rural Road Trauma Research Hub

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.

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Labors Plan to Tackle the Early Childhood Workforce Crisis

Labors Plan to Tackle the Early Childhood Workforce Crisis

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.

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Twelve Community Groups Gather for Official Announcement of Stronger Communities Grants

Twelve Community Groups Gather for Official Announcement of Stronger Communities Grants

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.

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SWIM SMART: LABORS PLAN TO KEEP CENTRAL VICTORIAN KIDS SAFE IN THE WATER

SWIM SMART: LABORS PLAN TO KEEP CENTRAL VICTORIAN KIDS SAFE IN THE WATER

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.

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Maldon RSL Hall receives Federal Funding for Kitchen Replacement

Maldon RSL Hall receives Federal Funding for Kitchen Replacement

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.

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Discovery Centre to Open New Exhibit Thanks to Federal Funding

Discovery Centre to Open New Exhibit Thanks to Federal Funding

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.

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HCCSA Inc. (Bunbunarik Children’s Hub) Federal Funding Announcement

HCCSA Inc. (Bunbunarik Children’s Hub) Federal Funding Announcement

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.

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Kyneton Football Netball Club Federal Funding Announcement

Kyneton Football Netball Club Federal Funding Announcement

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. 

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Chesters warns of rising energy costs in 2019

Chesters warns of rising energy costs in 2019

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.

 

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RECOGNISING CENTRAL VICTORIAN'S THIS INTERNATIONAL VOLUNTEERS DAY

RECOGNISING CENTRAL VICTORIAN'S THIS INTERNATIONAL VOLUNTEERS DAY

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.

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CHESTERS CALLS ON COMMUNITY TO HELP LOCAL FAMILIES THIS CHRISTMAS

CHESTERS CALLS ON COMMUNITY TO HELP LOCAL FAMILIES THIS CHRISTMAS

Federal Member for Bendigo Lisa Chesters will today launch her 2018 Christmas Donation Drive.

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LABOR WILL EXTEND PRESCHOOL ACCESS TO 3 YEAR OLDS

LABOR WILL EXTEND PRESCHOOL ACCESS TO 3 YEAR OLDS

Lisa Chesters MP was today joined by Shadow Treasurer Chris Bowen MP to confirm Labor’s commitment to funding preschool for both 3 and 4 year olds.

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FOODBANK DEBACLE ANOTHER DEMONSTRATION THAT BENDIGO CAN’T TRUST THE LIBERALS

FOODBANK DEBACLE ANOTHER DEMONSTRATION THAT BENDIGO CAN’T TRUST THE LIBERALS

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.

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CHESTERS PROUD TO SUPPORT CASTLEMAINE COMMUNITY LUNCH

CHESTERS PROUD TO SUPPORT CASTLEMAINE COMMUNITY LUNCH

Lisa Chesters MP, Federal Member for Bendigo, has today donated $1000 to support the Castlemaine Community Lunch.

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CENTRAL VICTORIANS WILL SUFFER UNDER SCOTT MORRISON

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.

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LENDING A HAND FOR SALTWORKS COMMUNITY DINNER

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.

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FUNDING CAMPAIGN LAUNCH FOR BENDIGO PRESCHOOLS

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.

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NEW DATA PROVES LIBERALS ARE FAILING ON JOBS

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.

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LABOR’S NBN SERVICE GUARANTEE ANNOUNCEMENT FOR BENDIGO

 

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.

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MALCOLM’S NBN MESS COSTING STRATHFIELDSAYE BUSINESS TENS OF THOUSANDS

MALCOLM’S NBN MESS COSTING STRATHFIELDSAYE BUSINESS TENS OF THOUSANDS


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.

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BENDIGO CONCERNED ABOUT LIBERAL’S CHILD CARE ACTIVITY TEST

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.

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Government attacks on pensioners are hurting Central Victoria

Government attacks on pensioners are hurting Central Victoria

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.

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UNDER LABOR MORE CENTRAL VICTORIANS WILL GET THE CHANCE TO GO TO UNI

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.

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WHEN IT COMES TO PROTECTING THE ENVIRONMENT, THE COMMUNITY TAKES THE LEAD

WHEN IT COMES TO PROTECTING THE ENVIRONMENT, THE COMMUNITY TAKES THE LEAD

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.

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TURNBULL BREAKS PROMISE TO CENTRAL VICTORIANS ON NBN FIXED WIRELESS

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.

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