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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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PM’s outrageous plan to cut Government funding to Central Victorian schools

PM’s outrageous plan to cut Government funding to Central Victorian schools

Labor's Federal Member for Bendigo, Lisa Chesters MP today labelled the Prime Minister 's plan to gut more funding from Bendigo and Central Victorian schools as outrageous and deeply disappointing.

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Fund projects like Woodend Wind Park and not wind turbine paranoia

Federal Member for Bendigo, Lisa Chesters MP, has called on the Federal Liberal Government to stop wasting millions on Wind Turbine paranoia and instead invest in renewable energy projects like the Woodend Community Wind Park.

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Woodend residents meet with MP to discuss internet concerns

On Wednesday 9 March, Lisa Chesters MP met with residents of Spencer Road Woodend to discuss telecommunications issues.

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Turnbull targets local schools in billion dollar cut

Turnbull targets local schools in billion dollar cut

The Andrews Labor Government released figures today that show how much funding each government school would miss out on unless the Turnbull Liberal Government commits to funding the final two years of the Gonski Agreement.

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Rattling tins for a good cause

Rattling tins for a good cause

Bendigonians are urged to dig deep to support Foodshare’s Million Meals in March campaign, a whole-community campaign designed to raise awareness of the chronic food poverty and to celebrate Foodshare’s solution to the problem.

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Chesters announces $13,000 Discovery Centre Grant

Federal Member for Bendigo, Lisa Chesters MP was today excited to announce a $13,000 Stronger Communities grant for a new Bendigo Discovery Centre "Minibeast" Exhibition.

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Fundraiser Nets $13,000 for Bendigo Thunder

Last Friday a fundraiser lunch raised close to $13,000 with Bendigo business, community and sporting leaders coming together to help kick start the 2016 season for the Bendigo Women's Football team, Bendigo Thunder.

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More Turnbull cuts to Castlemaine and Bendigo hospitals

Local Labor MPs are calling on Malcolm Turnbull to immediately reverse a recent decision to rip millions of dollars from central Victorian hospitals.

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Support for unemployed mature-aged workers dropped

Support for unemployed mature-aged workers dropped

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.

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Response to 2016 Defence White paper

Federal member for Bendigo, Lisa Chesters, welcomes the Federal Governments’ continued commitment to the Bendigo manufactured Thales Australia’s Hawkei Light Protected Vehicle.

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Chesters to meet with German Submarine Manufacturer

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.

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Misleading and false hope for low income earners

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.

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Chesters supports Keech bid

Bendigo could be in line for a jobs boost if Keech wins a components contract for Australia’s new submarines, Lisa Chesters MP says.

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Time to get behind Bendigo Thunder

Time to get behind Bendigo Thunder

Noted philanthropist, women’s football advocate and board member of Western Bulldogs Football Club, Dr Susan Alberti AC, will be the key speaker at Bendigo Thunder’s first fundraiser for the year.

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Bendigo students to benefit from Labor's Your Child. Our Future Plan for education

Bendigo students to benefit from Labor's Your Child. Our Future Plan for education

Every child in the Bendigo region will have a better education with Labor’s Your Child. Our Future plan for Australia’s schools.

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Chesters backs new La Trobe engineering degree

Chesters backs new La Trobe engineering degree

Federal member for Bendigo, Lisa Chesters, today congratulated La Trobe University and the Bendigo manufacturing industry for their collaboration to develop the new Bachelor of Engineering (Honours).

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Chesters moves motion on exploitation of temporary visa workers

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.

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Chesters Calls on Minister to Act on NBN

Chesters Calls on Minister to Act on NBN

Lisa Chesters MP has written to the Communications Minister, Senator Mitch Fifield, urging him to prioritise the NBN rollout in the Bendigo electorate.

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Labor calls out Minister on breastfeeding double standard

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.

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