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Win for Labor and Bendigo people who stood against unfair Budget

Federal Member for Bendigo Lisa Chesters MP said the Government’s backdown on social services reform yesterday was a win for local people power.

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Chesters welcomes Shadow Minister and Country Labor Caucus to Bendigo

Rural and regional issues will be on top of Labor’s agenda today with the Country Caucus spokesperson and Shadow Minister for Agriculture and Rural Affairs, Joel Fitzgibbon MP in Bendigo.

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People in the bush may have to pay more for NBN

NBN co-chief executive officer Mr Bill Morrow confirmed on Friday that if companies like TPG are allowed to cherry-pick and continue building broadband networks in the city then people in the bush may have to pay more for the NBN.

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Chesters issues the Minister for Defence a please explain

Lisa Chesters MP asked the Minister for Defence in Parliament today why a government contract awarded to Bendigo's Australian Defence Apparel will see most of the work done overseas.

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Budget changes to hurt regional universities most

Federal Member for Bendigo, Lisa Chesters, agrees with the Regional Universities Network’s statement that proposed changes to universities will hurt regional universities and students hardest.

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Chesters speaks out over missed opportunity for Bendigo jobs

Lisa Chesters MP has described the terms of the Australian Government’s $170 million LAND 125 project as “disappointing”.

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Bendigo says no GP tax

Bendigo says no GP tax

Tony Abbott was today sent a strong message from the people of Bendigo – hands off Medicare.

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Government continues uncertainty for kindergarten funding

Government continues uncertainty for kindergarten funding

The Abbott Government’s announcement of a temporary 12-month extension to preschool and kindergarten funding only means more uncertainty for families and services, Lisa Chesters MP says.

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Anti-Poverty week highlights inequality in Bendigo

Lisa Chesters MP hopes October’s Anti-Poverty Week opens the conversation on the impact of poverty in the Bendigo electorate.

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Chesters congratulates ADA

Lisa Chesters MP welcomes news that Australian Defence Apparel in Bendigo has been awarded the first five-year contract for the $170 million LAND 125 project.

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Shorten to meet with uni staff, students

Shorten to meet with uni staff, students

Lisa Chesters MP is looking forward to welcoming Bill Shorten to La Trobe University’s Bendigo campus on Wednesday.

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Shorten opens up conversation with Bendigo

Shorten opens up conversation with Bendigo

Leader of the Opposition, Bill Shorten, is coming to Bendigo and he wants to hear people’s thoughts on what direction Australia should be taking. 

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Bendigo ready to Bust the Budget

Bendigo ready to Bust the Budget Bendigo ready to Bust the Budget

Hundreds of central Victorians will take to the street to oppose the Liberal’s Budget on Tuesday. 

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LPOs not compensated for sorting mail

LPOs not compensated for sorting mail

Bendigo’s Licensed Post Offices are now being forced to sort local mail after Bendigo’s sorting machine was taken away in March.

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Government support vital for local business

State and federal governments need to put their weight behind local manufacturers and employers, Shadow Minister for Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Industry Senator Kim Carr and Federal Member for Bendigo Lisa Chesters MP said today.

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Chesters slams youth unemployment plan

Prime Minister Tony Abbott’s plan to force young job seekers to apply for 40 jobs a month is counter-productive, cruel and unnecessary.

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Productivity commission report raises more questions than answers

Federal member for Bendigo Lisa Chesters said the Productivity Commission’s draft report released today raises more questions than answers.

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New office opening on Monday

New office opening on Monday

Four school leaders from Eaglehawk North Primary School will officially open Lisa Chesters’ refurbished office on Monday, June 21 at 11am.

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Chesters excited to be elected Secretary of new Country Labor Caucus

Rural and regional issues went to the top of Labor’s agenda today with the first meeting of the new Country Caucus.

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Racism. It stops with all of us

Racism. It stops with all of us Racism. It stops with all of us

The City of Greater Bendigo should be commended on their stance against racism, Lisa Chesters MP says.

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Bust the Liberal’s Budget

Bust the Liberal’s Budget

HUNDREDS of people will take to Bendigo’s streets in opposition to the Liberal Government’s Budget on August 12.

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Central Victorians say no to Liberal Government’s Budget

Nearly 1000 central Victorians have signed a petition which calls on the Government to reject the policies in the Budget which attack the most vulnerable in our community.

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Government continues attack on families

Central Victorian families will be hit hard if the Abbott Government goes through with plans to freeze the income threshold of the Child Care Benefit.

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Liberals’ treatment of hospitals cut deep

Liberals’ treatment of hospitals cut deep

Bendigo’s elected representatives will cut up a cheque to Bendigo Health for $24,850,404 on Tuesday, July 1 – the amount Tony Abbott has ripped from the hospital in the Budget.

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State Liberals should be pushing for Gonski

Federal Member for Bendigo, Lisa Chesters, has warned that the Liberal Government cannot be trusted with rural school reform.

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Chesters to get into festivities on Open Day

Chesters to get into festivities on Open Day

Lisa Chesters MP will be spending a day at Mercy Health Bethlehem Home for the Aged as part of her ‘A Day in Your Shoes’ project on Friday, June 20.

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Abbott Government destroys the fair go for regional students

La Trobe University students met with Shadow Higher Education Minister Senator Kim Carr and Member for Bendigo Lisa Chesters MP in Bendigo today to discuss their concerns about the Abbott Government’s proposed changes to higher education.

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Medicare co-payment not yet law

The Medicare co-payment has not come into effect and will not until it passes through the Senate.

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Bendigo defence manufacturing excellence praised by Labor

Bendigo defence manufacturing excellence praised by Labor

Shadow Defence Minister Stephen Conroy has today praised the world-class manufacturing work being done in Bendigo on the Australian Defence Force's Bushmaster vehicles during a visit to Thales Australia with Labor Member for Bendigo Lisa Chesters.

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Conroy, Carr on way to Bendigo

Federal Member for Bendigo, Lisa Chesters MP, next week welcomes two more senior Shadow Ministers to the Bendigo electorate.

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