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Labor re-opens Victoria's Emergency Management Institute

Federal Labor applauds the announcement by the Victorian state government that the former Australian Emergency Management Institute in Mount Macedon, cruelly shut last year by the Abbott-Turnbull government, will be reopened.

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MP speaks in defence of Bendigo manufacturing jobs

Federal Member for Bendigo, Lisa Chesters MP, spoke at Parliament yesterday about the Liberal Government’s “incredibly disappointing” decision to off-shore a Defence Manufacturing Appeal contract.

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Central Victorians encouraged to share their experience of healthcare costs

The Federal Member for Bendigo, Lisa Chesters, has today announced she will be hosting a series of community forums to hear from local constituents about their experience with out-of-pocket healthcare costs.

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Stanley Park North to be improved with Federal grant

Lisa Chesters MP has today announced that the Harcourt Progress Association has received a $9,000 grant under Round 2 of the Federal Government’s Stronger Communities Programme.

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Lots on the agenda for 45th Parliament

Lots on the agenda for 45th Parliament

The Federal Member for Bendigo, Lisa Chesters, will return to Canberra on Monday for the official opening and first sitting week of the 45th Parliament with a long list of priorities for the Bendigo electorate, including Thales, CFA and the vital funding for local community infrastructure projects.

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More time needed to consider proposed Fair Work Act changes

Federal Member for Bendigo Lisa Chesters MP today is calling for more time to consider the proposed legislation dealing with the Victorian Country Fire Authority (CFA).

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Dja Dja Wurrung tram project funding announced

Dja Dja Wurrung tram project funding announced

Lisa Chesters MP today has announced the Bendigo Historic Attractions has received a $12,500 grant under Round 2 of the Federal Government’s Stronger Communities Programme.

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Community choir gives everyone the opportunity to sing

Choice Voices Community Choir has an eclectic, socially inclusive membership that includes people who live with physical, intellectual and mental health disabilities, and people of all ages who simply love to sing.

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Chesters calls on Government to release proposed Fair Work Act changes

The Federal Member for Bendigo is calling on the Federal Liberal Government to release the proposed legislation dealing with the Victorian Country Fire Authority (CFA) dispute prior to Parliament returning.

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Chesters and Allan call on Bendigo to support the Spirit

With the Women’s National Basketball League (WNBL) season just around the corner, Federal Member for Bendigo Lisa Chesters MP and Number 1 ticket holder, the Hon Jacinta Allan MP, State Member for Bendigo East, are calling on the community to support the Bendigo Spirit.

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Census vital for government funding and policy decision-making

On the eve of the Australian 2016 Census, Federal Member for Bendigo Lisa Chesters MP is calling on residents to answer the questions as accurately and honestly as they can.

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Chesters to host fundraiser for Bendigo Spirit

With the Women’s National Basketball League (WNBL) season just around the corner, Federal Member for Bendigo Lisa Chesters MP, is hosting a fundraiser lunch to support the Bendigo Spirit.

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Shock decision for Bendigo Thales

The Federal Member for Bendigo, Lisa Chesters, has today declared the Federal Government's shock decision to knock Bendigo Thales out of the Land 400 tender process as very disappointing.

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Chesters calls on Federal Government to fund tennis centre

Chesters calls on Federal Government to fund tennis centre

Federal Member for Bendigo Lisa Chesters has today joined State Labor Government Minister for Sport the Hon John Eren in calling on the Federal Liberal Government to become a funding partner for the redevelopment of the Bendigo Tennis Centre. 

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Appointment as Shadow Minister statement

I am honoured and excited to be appointed to the positions of Shadow Assistant Minster for Workplace Relations and Rural and Regional Australia.

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Chesters calls on community to support emergency relief

Chesters calls on community to support emergency relief

Lisa Chesters MP will today make a donation of $1000 to Cobaw Community Health’s Emergency Relief program.

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Cheer on Thunder at QEO

Cheer on Thunder at QEO

Number one ticket holder of the club, Lisa Chesters MP, is encouraging football fans and Bendigo locals to cheer on the Bendigo Thunder this Saturday (9th July) from 5:30pm.  

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Labor’s plan for Bendigo and Central Victoria

Federal member for Bendigo, Lisa Chesters, today said that only Labor has a positive plan for Bendigo and Central Victoria.

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Chesters and Labor support local suicide prevention groups

Federal Member for Bendigo, Lisa Chesters, has today voiced her support for the Suicide Prevention Action Group (SPAN).

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Labor’s support for the Australian Emergency Management Institute

Labor recognises the critical importance of ensuring that our emergency management services have the training they need to keep our community – and those that protect our community – safe.

 

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Labor will convert Bendigo Centrelink casuals to fulltime positions

Federal Member for Bendigo Lisa Chesters today said that a Labor Government will convert many of the Bendigo Centrelink casuals to permanent full time positions and as a consequence improve the quality of service to Central Victorians receiving Centrelink support.

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Labor will crack down on worker exploitation

Recent examples of wrongdoing by dodgy labour hire companies that engage in unscrupulous practices and rip off workers is tarnishing employers that do the right thing and is undercutting wages and conditions.

 

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Liberals can’t be trusted on the NBN

The Federal Member for Bendigo, Lisa Chesters, has today expressed her disappointment regarding the Liberal’s announcement of NBN construction commencing in the Macedon Ranges.

 

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Chesters welcomes funding for Windarring

Lisa Chesters MP today congratulates Windarring Kyneton on receiving a $15,216 grant from the Federal Government’s Stronger Communities Program.

 

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Labor will fix mobile black spots in Macedon Ranges

Shadow Minister for Regional Communications, Stephen Jones, today joined Member for McEwen Rob Mitchell and Member for Bendigo Lisa Chesters to announce that Labor will provide essential funding to help fix mobile blackspots in Macedon Ranges.

 

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Labor will prioritise fibre broadband for Heathcote

An incoming Labor Government will roll out 21st century optic fibre to Heathcote.

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Labor will prioritise fibre broadband for Maldon

An incoming Labor Government will roll out 21st century optic fibre to Maldon.

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Jobs boost for Central Victorians

Federal Member for Bendigo, Lisa Chesters said today that only Labor has a real plan to create and secure jobs for Bendigo and Central Victoria.

 

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Labor will increase funding for Kyneton Hospital

The Federal Member for Bendigo, Lisa Chesters, today announced that a Labor Government will restore the funding cut from the Kyneton Hospital by the Liberal Government.

 

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Labor to restore funding to Central Victorian hospitals

The Federal Member for Bendigo, Lisa Chesters, today announced that a Labor Government will restore the funding cut from the Castlemaine and Maldon Hospital by the Liberal Government.

 

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