Media Releases

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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Labor's boost for community legal centres

Federal Member for Bendigo Lisa Chesters has today announced that a Shorten Labor Government will invest an extra $43 million into frontline legal services working to help survivors of family violence.

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Labor will prioritise fibre broadband for Bendigo

A Shorten Labor Government will roll out 21st century optic fibre to Bendigo.

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Labor will increase funding for Bendigo Hospital

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

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Labor announces $400K funding commitment for Sun Loong

Member for Bendigo Lisa Chesters and Labor Senate candidate for Victoria Jennifer Yang will today announce a Shorten Labor Government will commit funding for Bendigo’s Sun Loong restoration and the purchase of a new imperial dragon.

 

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Bendigo Thales ready for the Land 400 phase 2

During a tour and briefing of the Bendigo Thales site, Federal Member for Bendigo, Lisa Chesters was able to get up close to the next Bendigo Thales project LAV (CRV).

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Child Care will be more affordable under Labor

"Right now, too many Central Victorian women have their pay packet eaten up by the costs of child care,” said Federal Member for Bendigo, Lisa Chesters.

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Chesters calls on Federal Government to stay out of Victorian firefighter dispute

Federal Member for Bendigo, Lisa Chesters MP, has today called on the Federal Government to leave it to the Victorian State Government to resolve the dispute between the United Firefighters Union and the Country Fire Authority.

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Federal Member for Bendigo celebrates successful local volunteer grant recipients

Lisa Chesters MP has invited successful applicants of the Federal Government Volunteer Grants Program to a special morning tea at her office on Wednesday 22 June in recognition of the work they do.

 

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Response to Coalition black spot programme funding "announcement"

Federal Member for Bendigo Lisa Chesters has accused the Coalition of election tricks in regard to their Black Spot Funding announcement today.

 

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Chesters calls on Government to fix NBN mess

Federal Member for Bendigo Lisa Chesters MP is today meeting with community members frustrated with the delay to the National Broadband Network (nbn) rollout.
 

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Labor’s jobs plan for Central Victorians with disability

Federal Member for Bendigo Lisa Chesters MP today announced that Labor's Jobs Plan for people with a disability will help many Central Victorians into meaningful work.

 

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Fears for Central Victorian second round Stronger Communities projects

Lisa Chesters, the Federal Member for Bendigo will be joined today by Bendigo Theatre Company (BTC) representatives who hope to get the green light for a $9000 Stronger Communities Programme grant application submitted to the Federal Government last month.

 

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Labor to restore WNBL & Bendigo Spirit broadcasting

Federal Member for Bendigo Lisa Chesters is thrilled to announce a Federal Labor Government will get local Women’s National Basketball League (WNBL) team, the Bendigo Spirit, back on TV with a new Women’s Sport ABC Broadcasting funding commitment.

 

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More intervention needed in dairy crisis

Federal Member for Bendigo, Lisa Chesters has congratulated the local community for rallying to support dairy farmers and has called on the Government to do more to intervene in the crisis.

 

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