Media Releases

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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Labor health announcement vital for Bendigo and Central Victorian families and pensioners

Federal member for Bendigo, Lisa Chesters said today Labor will scrap Malcolm Turnbull’s cuts to medicines and GP visits. This is a vital announcement for Bendigo and Central Victorian families and pensioners.

 

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Labor's investment in Bendigo tennis

A Shorten Labor Government will invest $2 million to redevelop the Bendigo Tennis Centre and support the cultivation of future tennis stars in regional Victoria.

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Labor announces $2 million funding commitment to Bendigo tennis association

The Federal Member for Bendigo, Lisa Chesters, along with Shadow Minister for Sport, Jim Chalmers, has today announced that Labor will commit $2 million to help fund the redevelopment of the Bendigo Tennis Centre.

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Federal member calls for calm

The Federal Member for Bendigo has called for calm in response to the hype surrounding a small group of Bendigo youth gathering in the Hargreaves Mall.

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Chesters congratulates worthy grant recipient

Federal Member for Bendigo, Lisa Chesters is proud to announce today that Castlemaine based Mt Alexander Shire Accommodation and Respite Group (MASARG) will receive $13,419 under the Stronger Communities Programme for their Respite/Community House Courtyard Fencing project.

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Chesters to host Negative Gearing and Affordable Housing Forum

Federal Member for Bendigo, Lisa Chesters, will host a Negative Gearing and Affordable Housing forum next Thursday, 19 May at La Trobe Visual Arts Centre.

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Turnbull Liberal Government continues to attack Pensioners

Turnbull Liberal Government continues to attack Pensioners

Federal Member for Bendigo, Lisa Chesters MP has called on the Liberals to stop attacking Bendigo and Central Victorian Pensioners and stop trying to cut their pensions.

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Uni guard in Bendigo fights move to silence guards over dodgy Work Choices contract

Uni guard in Bendigo fights move to silence guards over dodgy Work Choices contract

A La Trobe Uni guard in Bendigo facing the sack will go to court to save his job and push ahead with a campaign to terminate a dodgy Work Choices-era contract paying $9 p/hr below the Award.

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Liberal's plan to cut schools still on table

Labor's Federal Member for Bendigo, Lisa Chesters MP today said the Liberal Government Budget plan to increase school funding is in fact still a massive cut for Bendigo and Central Victorian schools.

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Federal Member for Bendigo says Liberal Budget is another shocker!

“This is a budget that looks after the top end of town by favouring the residents and businesses of inner city Melbourne and Sydney rather than the people of Bendigo and Central Victoria,” said Lisa Chesters, Federal Member for Bendigo.

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Bendigo electorate spring sport grants announced

Bendigo electorate spring sport grants announced

Federal Member for Bendigo, Lisa Chesters, awarded 14 local recipients of the Bendigo Electorate's Local Sporting Champions grants at a celebration ceremony at La Trobe University Athletics Complex yesterday (Wednesday 27 April).

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Bendigo misses out on Submarine Contract

Federal member for Bendigo Lisa Chesters MP has expressed disappointment with today’s announcement that French company DCNS has won the $50 billion submarine contract.

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Bendigo hurts under Liberal Government

Bendigo hurts under Liberal Government

Jenny Macklin and Lisa Chesters MP have called on Malcolm Turnbull to either drop his unfair Budget cuts or take them to an election.

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Advance Heathcote a worthy grant recipient

Heathcote’s RSL Hall will get a much needed upgrade thanks to a $20,000 grant from the Federal Government’s Stronger Communities Program, Lisa Chesters announced today.

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PepperGreen Farm a worthy grant recipient

PepperGreen Farm’s kitchen will get a much needed upgrade thanks to a $12,500 grant from the Federal Government’s Stronger Communities Program, Lisa Chesters announced today.

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Seniors invited to share their views on inequality

Seniors invited to share their views on inequality

Lisa Chesters MP is inviting senior residents to share their concerns with the Shadow Minister for Family and Payments and Shadow Minister for Disability Services, the Hon. Jenny Macklin.

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