Media Releases

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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Calder should be top of government agenda

Last weekend’s tragic fatality at the Fogartys Gap Road/Calder Highway intersection and near miss at Ravenswood interchange highlights the need for serious works on the Calder Highway.

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Chesters gets behind Ride2School Day

CYCLE, walk, public transport, scoot; there are many ways central Victorians can get to school and work without jumping in a car.

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Chesters welcomes Age Pension rise

LABOR’S twice-yearly indexation of the Age Pension will result in a welcome boost for pensioners on March 20.

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Chesters seeks more information from La Trobe

Federal Member for Bendigo, Lisa Chesters, is seeking an urgent meeting with La Trobe University to discuss the impact of the announcement on Friday to cut 350 full-time jobs, including some from the Bendigo campus.

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Ravenswood upgrade work urgent: Chesters

The Ravenswood intersection upgrade is an urgent priority and work must begin on the black spot as soon as possible, Federal Member for Bendigo, Lisa Chesters MP, said in Parliament today.

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Chesters’ office open on Saturday

Lisa Chesters MP has been so inundated with requests for meetings from community members she is opening up on a Saturday morning.

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Anzac grants closing soon

Federal Member for Bendigo, Lisa Chesters, is urging anyone putting in an application for the Anzac Centenary Local Grants Program to act fast.

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Young people encouraged to apply for sport grants

CALLING all budding Joel Selwoods, Glenn O’Sheas or Kristi Harrowers, the latest round of Local Sporting Champion Grants is closing soon.

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Chesters back to Parliament

Federal Member for Bendigo, Lisa Chesters, will return to Canberra today for the first sitting week of Parliament for 2014 with a long list of priorities for the Bendigo electorate, including the Ravenswood intersection, Thales’ Hawkei project and Australia Post.

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Chesters walks a day in someone else's shoes

New Member for Bendigo, Lisa Chesters MP, is keen to find out firsthand how she can help the people in her electorate.

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Central Victorian parents want Government to commit to school reforms

Lisa Chesters MP will meet on Friday with parents of students on the autism spectrum concerned about the Coalition Government’s silence on the Better Schools program.

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