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
Labor welcomes the announcement today that Thales Australia’s Hawkei Light Protected Vehicle will be acquired by Defence under Project LAND 121 Phase 4.Read more
Federal Member for Bendigo, Lisa Chesters MP, today said Labor’s positive plan for higher education will deliver more graduates in Central Victoria and see Bendigo become a university city.Read more
Federal Member for Bendigo, Lisa Chesters MP was proud to join Victorian Labor Premier Daniel Andrews at Parliament House today for the signing of the historic bilateral agreement with the Federal Government to rollout the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) in Victoria.Read more
Federal Member for Bendigo, Lisa Chesters MP, will today hold an innovation and advanced manufacturing round table with leaders from local industry and Shadow Minister for Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Industry, Senator Kim Carr.Read more
Federal Member for Bendigo, Lisa Chesters, will join 19 local recipients of the Australian Government’s Local Sporting Champions grants at a celebration ceremony at Bendigo stadium this Friday afternoon (Friday 14 August).Read more
The need for jobs Territorians can count on is expected to dominate hearings in the Northern Territory this week as Labor's Fair Work Taskforce moves to the Top End.Read more
Funding for vital family violence services will be top of the agenda when Shadow Attorney-General, Mark Dreyfus QC MP, joins Lisa Chesters MP and Chris Sedgman, Acting Executive Officer of the Loddon Campaspe Community Legal Centre for a tour of the Magistrates’ Courts in Bendigo today.Read more
Lisa Chesters MP has welcomed a $580,000 funding boost that will provide home support for older people, younger people with disabilities and their carers, allowing them to live independently for longer.Read more
A group of stakeholders, including representatives from local, state and federal government, and local disability services, will meet today to address issues surrounding the lack of appropriate safe and affordable disability housing in Bendigo.Read more
Federal Member for Bendigo, Lisa Chesters MP today welcomed the Government's decision to back a plan that will secure more than $1.1 billion in additional funding for regional roads as part of a compromise to pass the Government’s re-introduction of indexation for fuel excise.Read more
Federal Member for Bendigo, Lisa Chesters is outraged at the Government's radical proposal to force parents to pay high public school fees.Read more
Lisa Chesters MP has joined the drive to save Bendigo’s iconic Discovery Science and Technology Centre by pledging $99 for a year-long family membership.Read more
Today Federal Member for Bendigo, Lisa Chesters MP, is calling on local senators to publicly declare their support for a 'free vote' on marriage equality.Read more
Federal Member for Bendigo, Lisa Chesters and State Member for Bendigo West, Maree Edwards, today joined Martin Paten, Director of the Castlemaine State Festival, to call on Senator George Brandis to end uncertainty about future funding for the Castlemaine State Festival.Read more
Yesterday, during Senate Estimates in Federal Parliament, Australia Post failed to rule out further job losses in regional Australia as a result of proposed changes to the way mail is delivered in Australia.Read more
Federal Member for Bendigo, Lisa Chesters MP, is ready to rattle a tin for the Salvos this weekend as part of their annual Red Shield Appeal, now in its 50th year.Read more
Independent economic modelling by NATSEM has revealed the true cost to families of this year’s Federal Budget, and once again it is families on the lowest income who will be hardest hit.Read more
This week I have had the opportunity to meet with John Hazeldene and representatives from management at Hazeldene’s. I also met off-site with a delegation of Hazeldene’s employees and former employees.
In the meetings I expressed my concerns about employment practices at the site, particularly the pay and conditions of workers at the facility who are employed by contractors, some of whom are on temporary visas.Read more
Federal Member for Bendigo, Lisa Chesters MP, said the Government’s attempt to re-announce funding commitments that predate even the last Budget was a sign of how little this Budget has to offer Central Victorians.Read more