Media Releases

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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Chesters puts support behind NBN advocacy group

Chesters puts support behind NBN advocacy group

Federal Member for Bendigo, Lisa Chesters, welcomes iLoddon Mallee to Parliament today and supports their call for the region to be reinstated onto the NBN rollout list.

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Brandis stops Labor meeting with AEMI staff

The Abbott Government has prevented Shadow Attorney-General Mark Dreyfus QC from visiting the Australian Emergency Management Institute (AEMI).

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More public sector jobs lost

The ATO have confirmed it will close 10 regional offices around Australia, including Bendigo, due to the Abbott Government’s Budget cuts.

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Rate rise just the start of Abbott Government’s effect

The Federal Government’s cuts to local and state government could mean hefty rate rises and changes to seniors’ concessions, Lisa Chesters MP warns.

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Chesters welcomes senior Minister for two-day tour

Federal Member for Bendigo, Lisa Chesters, today welcomes the Hon. Mark Dreyfus, Shadow Attorney General and Shadow Minister for the Arts, to the Bendigo electorate for an intensive two-day tour.

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Liberal governments rip millions out of central Victorian hospitals

Hospitals in the Bendigo electorate will be nearly $29 million worse off over the next five years due to cuts in the Federal Liberal Government’s Budget.

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Budget a “shocker”: Chesters

Central Victorian people have been hit with a Budget of broken promises, cruel cuts and unfair increases in the cost of living.

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AEMI closures heartbreaking

Devastating news hit Macedon Ranges yesterday when the 60 employees of The Australian Emergency Management Institute were told they would be without a job after cuts in the Liberal Government’s Budget.

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Budget set to hit hard

The fall-out from Tony Abbott's first Budget will hit Bendigo and central Victoria hard, Federal Member for Bendigo Lisa Chesters says.

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Chesters to jump behind café counter

Chesters to jump behind café counter

Lisa Chesters MP will be visiting two cafes in the Macedon Ranges next week as part of her “Day in Your Shoes” project.

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Volunteer Week to be celebrated across Central Victoria

A calendar of events for National Volunteer Week will be launched by Lisa Chesters MP in Bendigo on Thursday.

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Audit disastrous for central Victoria: Chesters

Federal Member for Bendigo, Lisa Chesters, is calling on Prime Minister Tony Abbott and the federal Liberal Government to rip up the Commission of Audit and start again.

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Budget of broken promises to hurt 29,300 local pensioners

Budget of broken promises to hurt 29,300 local pensioners

Leader of the Opposition, Bill Shorten MP and Labor Member for Bendigo, Lisa Chesters MP, today joined local pensioners to discuss the impact of Tony Abbott’s broken promise.

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Shorten on the way

Lisa Chesters MP is looking forward to welcoming the Leader of the Opposition, Bill Shorten MP, to Bendigo on Tuesday.

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Chesters congratulates Bendigo's Local Sporting Champions

Chesters congratulates Bendigo's Local Sporting Champions

Federal Member for Bendigo Lisa Chesters today presented awards to two sporting teams and 16 individuals who will share in $14,000 from the Australian Government’s Local Sporting Champions program.

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Chesters encourages all Victorians to celebrate Easter in Central Victoria

Chesters encourages all Victorians to celebrate Easter in Central Victoria

Like many, Federal Member for Bendigo Lisa Chesters is looking forward to spending a busy Easter weekend enjoying the many events and festivals across Central Victoria.

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Chesters to speak out against the Bendigo TAFE merger at Federal Parliament public hearing in Bendigo

The Standing Committee on Education and Employment will visit Bendigo tomorrow continuing the public hearing schedule for its inquiry into TAFE and its operations.

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Japan buys Thales Bushmasters

The Japanese Ministry of Defence has ordered four Bushmaster vehicles for deployment with the Japan Ground Self-Defence Force (JGSDF).

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Lisa Chesters to move office for 10 weeks to improve disability access

Lisa Chesters will be temporarily relocating her office from the Cnr. of Williamson and Myers Street to the office next door - 18 Myers Street, Bendigo.

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Liberals hit Central Victorian hospitals with funding cut

Central Victorian Hospitals have been delivered a double dose of pain by the Liberal Federal and State Government Budget cuts.

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Thales Propeller Opening

Thales Propeller Opening

A restored warship propeller blade made at the Thales site in the 1980s will be official unveiled at the newly-refurbished Bendigo RSL at 11am on Wednesday, April 2.

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Chesters lobbies for federal funding

Lisa Chesters MP will use the last week of Parliament before Budget week to lobby for funding for the Bendigo electorate.

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Don't delay the NDIS rollout in Bendigo

Lisa Chesters MP is urging the government not to delay the rollout of the National Disability Insurance Scheme.

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Central Victoria needs a NBN plan

Twenty-five central Victorian communities will experience the benefits of the National Broadband Network from today.

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Parliament gets in the Spirit

Lisa Chesters MP has offered the MP for Townsville a Bendigo Spirit t-shirt at Parliament today in recognition of the Spirit’s WNBL Championship win.

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New treadmill for CDCH

New treadmill for CDCH

THE treadmill at Castlemaine District Community Health’s Community Gym is buckling under demand.

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