Local Labor MPs are calling on Malcolm Turnbull to immediately reverse a recent decision to rip millions of dollars from central Victorian hospitals.Read more
Local mature-aged jobseekers are feeling left out in the cold by the Abbott-Turnbull Liberal Government after cuts to a mature aged employment program in December’s Mid-Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook.Read more
Federal member for Bendigo Lisa Chesters MP, will meet with German submarine manufacturer thyssenkrupp Marine Systems to discuss their navel industry proposition for Australia and its commitment to Bendigo manufacturing and local industry involvement.Read more
Federal Member for Bendigo, Lisa Chesters MP has today criticised the Liberal National Government’s proposal to abolish compulsory superannuation for low income earners, arguing that it would result in thousands of local workers locked into poverty when they retire.Read more
Every child in the Bendigo region will have a better education with Labor’s Your Child. Our Future plan for Australia’s schools.Read more
Federal Member for Bendigo will today move a motion in the House of Representatives condemning the Liberal Government for their inaction on the exploitation of temporary work visa holders.Read more
On this historic day – the first day the House of Representatives is catching up with society by allowing women Members to breastfeed on the floor of Parliament - it should be acknowledged the Turnbull Government is forcing agencies to scrap lactation breaks for commonwealth government employees from their enterprise agreements through its workplace bargaining policy.Read more
Federal Member for Bendigo, Lisa Chesters, will return to Canberra today for the first sitting week of Parliament for 2016 with a long list of priorities for the Bendigo electorate, including restoring La Trobe University funding cuts, turning the NBN towers on and greater support for our welfare agencies.Read more
Lisa Chesters MP is inviting residents to meet with the Shadow Minister for Communications, Jason Clare, to talk about the region’s internet connectivity issues and the impact of delays to the National Broadband Network (NBN).Read more
Lisa Chesters MP today joined staff at the Uniting Care Emergency Relief Centre on Forest Street as they prepare to help a growing number of local families who are struggling to cope with increasing costs of sending children back to school.Read more
Lisa Chesters MP will join the best and brightest of the region’s young sporting community tonight to celebrate each receiving a $500 grant as part of the Australian Government’s Local Sporting Champions program.Read more
Federal Member for Bendigo today called on the Prime Minister to revise his Government's plan to axe 50 local jobs given his claim today in Parliament that he wanted "more jobs for Bendigo."Read more
A Shorten Labor Government will make domestic and family violence leave a universal workplace right; to further support those suffering family and domestic violence in the Central Victorian community.Read more
Bendigo will celebrate its ambitious, successful and entrepreneurial women on November 19.Read more
The Turnbull Government’s moves to lift the GST to 15 per cent and extend the tax to health, education and fresh food would be a disastrous blow to Bendigo‘s health outcomes and household budgets, said Federal Member for Bendigo, Lisa Chesters MP.Read more
Federal Member for Bendigo today will be joined by representatives from the Macedon Ranges Sustainability Group who hope to get the green light for a $6,500 Stronger Communities grant application submitted to the Federal Government last week.Read more
Federal Member for Bendigo today will be joined by Castlemaine State Festival representatives who hope to get their green light for a $18,000 Stronger Communities grant application submitted to the Federal Government last week.Read more
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.
"It appears the Federal Government has found some spare cash to support volunteer based organisations. This is great news!
"In previous years these grants have been very popular with Bendigo and Central Victorian groups and organisations.”
A Shorten Labor Government will establish a National Redress Scheme for survivors of institutional child sexual abuse.
The establishment of a National Redress Scheme was a key recommendation of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse.Read more
Today Labor outlined how we will help save Central Victorian jobs by proposing amendments to the China-Australia Free Trade Agreement (ChAFTA) to safeguard local jobs, said Federal Member for Bendigo, Lisa Chesters MP.Read more
Federal Member for Bendigo, Lisa Chesters MP, has announced plans for the next phase of the Eat. Drink. Shop Bendigo campaign, alongside Stan Liacos, Director of City Futures at the City of Greater Bendigo.Read more