Media Releases

Labor will stand up for domestic violence victims

Federal Member for Bendigo, Lisa Chesters MP said today that Labor’s announcement will help stop Bendigo and Central Victorian women who are victims of family and domestic violence from being cross-examined in court by their abusers.

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Grants available to support our volunteers

Applications for the Federal Government Volunteer Grants program are now open and Federal Member for Bendigo, Lisa Chesters, is encouraging Central Victorian community organisations to apply for funding.

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Chesters to join Edwards at Ravenswood Upgrade Project

Chesters to join Edwards at Ravenswood Upgrade Project

Tomorrow, 4 November, Federal Member for Bendigo Lisa Chesters MP will join State member for Bendigo West Maree Edwards at the Ravenswood Interchange construction site.

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Paid parental leave changes to punish pregnant women

Lisa Chesters MP will next week advocate for families across central Victoria when she speaks in Parliament about the Liberal Government’s controversial proposal to alter the conditions of paid parental leave.

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Chesters calls on government to allow free vote on same-sex marriage

In Parliament today, the Federal Member for Bendigo Lisa Chesters spoke against the Same-sex Marriage plebiscite and called on the Liberal Government to allow a free vote.

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Calls for local food manufacturers to guarantee no exploitation

Federal Member for Bendigo, Lisa Chesters, has called on local food manufacturers to guarantee the widespread exploitation of working holiday makers outlined in the Fair Work Ombudsman (FWO) Inquiry into the wages and conditions of people working under the 417 Working Holiday Visa Program is not occurring in their workplace.

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Launch of Fair Work Taskforce Issue Paper

Launch of Fair Work Taskforce Issue Paper

Workers from some of Australia’s lowest paid industries will today join Labor to launch the Fair Work Taskforce (FWT) report, which highlights the immediate challenges facing low and middle income Australians.

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Chesters fears Government intervention won't resolve Victorian firefighter dispute

Federal Member for Bendigo, Lisa Chesters MP, has today said that she fears the federal Government’s intervention will not resolve the bitter Victorian firefighter dispute.

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Finally! Tennis Centre funding welcomed

Finally! Tennis Centre funding welcomed

Federal Member for Bendigo Lisa Chesters has today welcomed the Federal Government's announcement that the Bendigo Tennis Centre’s National Stronger Regions Fund grant application has been successful.

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Grants awarded to Bendigo's young sports champs

Federal Member for Bendigo, Lisa Chesters MP, will join some of the best and brightest of the region’s young sporting community this afternoon at the Bendigo Stadium to celebrate each receiving a $500 grant as part of the Australian Government’s Local Sporting Champions program.

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Federal Member hears community concerns about rising cost of healthcare

Federal Member hears community concerns about rising cost of healthcare

The Federal Member for Bendigo, Lisa Chesters, was today joined by Shadow Minister for Health, Catherine King as she continued her Medicare community forums in the Macedon Ranges.

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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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