Media Releases

Chesters fights for Bendigo Electorate

Chesters fights for Bendigo Electorate

Federal Member for Bendigo Lisa Chesters has detailed how the Bendigo electorate will be better off under a Labor Government. 

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Chesters commits to schools and childcare funding for a better education under Labor

Chesters commits to schools and childcare funding for a better education under Labor

A Labor Government will invest $120,000 in schools and early education across the Bendigo electorate.

Member for Bendigo, Lisa Chesters has visited Castlemaine Co-Operative Childcare Centre to make the announcements, which includes $20,000 to upgrade the early learning centre under Labor’s Family Infrastructure Grants.

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Bendigo Islamic Community Centre to receive funding boost under Labor

Bendigo Islamic Community Centre to receive funding boost under Labor

Federal Member for Bendigo, Lisa Chesters has announced a federal Labor Government will commit $100,000 towards the completion of the Bendigo Islamic Community Centre.

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North Bendigo Recreation Reserve upgrades will get kickstart under Labor

North Bendigo Recreation Reserve upgrades will get kickstart under Labor

An Albanese Labor Government will commit $1 million to upgrade facilities at North Bendigo Recreation Reserve.

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Major connectivity boost for Macedon Roads, Communities and Farms

Major connectivity boost for Macedon Roads, Communities and Farms

Better mobile coverage on roads, as well as improved connectivity for regional communities and on farms, will lead an Albanese Labor Government’s approach to upgrading regional telecommunications. 

 

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Chesters slams Government's cuts to Services Australia

Chesters slams Government's cuts to Services Australia

Federal Member for Bendigo, Lisa Chesters has slammed the Morrison Government for announcing 2,719 job cuts to Services Australia in the recent Federal Budget.

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Labor calls for Government to consider Ukraine request for Bushmasters

Labor calls for Government to consider Ukraine request for Bushmasters

Federal Member for Bendigo, Lisa Chesters has called on Scott Morrison to consider the Ukrainian President, Volodymyr Zelenskyy’s, call for further military support, through the provision of Bendigo made Bushmasters.

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Chesters unveils new ventilation fans at Golden Square Fire Brigade

Chesters unveils new ventilation fans at Golden Square Fire Brigade

The Golden Square Fire Brigade has upgraded their ventilation fans, thanks to $15,900 from the federal government’s Stronger Communities Programme.

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Chesters unveils solar installation at Bendigo Golf Club

Chesters unveils solar installation at Bendigo Golf Club

The Bendigo Golf Club has installed 68 solar panels, thanks to $12,000 from the Federal Government’s Powering Communities Program.

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Central Victorian families will be better off under Labor

Central Victorian families will be better off under Labor

Today, the Morrison Government’s childcare subsidy changes come into effect, but 74 percent of Central Victorian families won’t benefit at all.

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More Uni places for a future made in regional Australia

More Uni places for a future made in regional Australia

Federal Member for Bendigo, Lisa Chesters has visited O-Week at Bendigo’s La Trobe University to promote Labor’s commitment to boost university places.

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Chesters returns to Canberra to secure Airport contract

Chesters returns to Canberra to secure Airport contract

As Federal Parliament resumes for 2022, Member for Bendigo, Lisa Chesters is in Canberra to focus on securing the Bendigo Airport terminal upgrade contract.

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Morrison must urgently support struggling disability sector

Morrison must urgently support struggling disability sector

Federal Member for Bendigo, Lisa Chesters is calling on the Federal Government to step up and provide greater support to the disability sector, as it struggles through the COVID pandemic.

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Morrison doesn't give a RATs about concession card holders and pensioners

Morrison doesn't give a RATs about concession card holders and pensioners

Federal member for Bendigo, Lisa Chesters, has today expressed disappointment in the Federal government’s rollout of free rapid antigen tests (RATs) to concession card holders.

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Labor's community battery plan to cut emissions and power bills in Maldon

Labor's community battery plan to cut emissions and power bills in Maldon

An Albanese Labor Government will deliver a community battery for Maldon, in a win for local residents who have shown their support for renewable energy with their feet.

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Morrison must act to help local early education sector

Morrison must act to help local early education sector

Today the Federal Member for Bendigo, Lisa Chesters MP is calling on the Federal Government to act quickly to keep local childcare services open, safe and viable.

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Labor election pitch off to a flying start for Bendigo

Labor election pitch off to a flying start for Bendigo

There will be a Federal election in 2022.

Central Victorian’s deserve a government with ambition, vision, and a plan for economic recovery.

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Labor to fund next stage of Bendigo Airport

Joint media release with Catherine King MP, Shadow Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development. 

An Albanese Labor Government will ensure the next stage of Bendigo Airport’s development is ready for lift-off by contributing $4.5m to expand the terminal building.

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Central Victorian Volunteer Groups to benefit from Federal Government Grants

Central Victorian Volunteer Groups to benefit from Federal Government Grants

The Veterans Motorcycle Club, Bendigo Family and Financial Services and Eaglehawk Community House are just some of the Central Victorian organisations that will benefit from the most recent round of the Federal Government’s Volunteer Grants.

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Students to benefit from new robots thanks to Stronger Communities Grant

Students to benefit from new robots thanks to Stronger Communities Grant

The Discovery Centre have purchased new robots and robotics equipment thanks to $18,200 from the Federal Government’s Stronger Communities Programme.

Federal Member for Bendigo, Lisa Chesters has visited the Discovery Centre to hear how this new equipment will benefit children and school students in the Bendigo electorate.

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Chesters urges Central Victorians to help those in need this Christmas

Chesters urges Central Victorians to help those in need this Christmas

Federal Member for Bendigo Lisa Chesters has today launched her 2021 Christmas Donation Drive.

“Once again, I ’m encouraging locals to join me in supporting the Uniting Emergency Relief Assistance Centre in Kangaroo Flat,” Chesters said.

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Changes to Federal Government Support for Local Workers

The Federal Member for Bendigo, Lisa Chesters has today expressed relief that the Pandemic Leave Disaster Payment will remain available until 30 June 2022.

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Chesters takes fight for support to Parliament

This week Federal Member for Bendigo Lisa Chesters spoke out in Parliament about the urgent need for financial support for businesses and workers in the Bendigo electorate affected by COVID19. 

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Morrison and Hunt must fund hospitals to aid reopening

Morrison and Hunt must fund hospitals to aid reopening

Federal Member for Bendigo, Lisa Chesters has today condemned Scott Morrison for ruling out providing additional Commonwealth public hospital funding to help deal with the ongoing COVID-19 response.

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Building Better Regions Fund fails to build a better Bendigo Airport (again)

Building Better Regions Fund fails to build a better Bendigo Airport (again)

Federal Member for Bendigo, Lisa Chesters has today expressed disappointment in the Bendigo Airport once again missing out funding through the Morrison-Joyce government’s latest round of the Building Better Regions Fund (BBRF).

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Central Victorian Workers and Businesses Left Without Support and Without a Plan

Central Victorian Workers and Businesses Left Without Support and Without a Plan

While Scott Morrison likes to talk about opening up our economy, for many workers and businesses in Bendigo and Central Victoria, the battle for survival is stronger than ever.

 

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From 21 to 8 - Liberal's legacy continued as humanities and social sciences staff slashed

From 21 to 8 - Liberal's legacy continued as humanities and social sciences staff slashed

Federal Member for Bendigo, Lisa Chesters has called on Scott Morrison to stop the devastating job losses at La Trobe Bendigo, after it was revealed today that the proposed job cuts to the Humanities and Social Science department will go ahead. 

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Federal government must support more GPs to deliver vaccines

Federal government must support more GPs to deliver vaccines

Federal Member for Bendigo, Lisa Chesters, has today called on the Federal government to do its job and better support GP clinics to provide COVID-19 vaccines.

Appointments for 16 to 39-year old’s in Bendigo have stretched out to mid-October at both the state-run Mollison street clinic and the Commonwealth-run Bendigo Respiratory clinic.

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Morrison must fully fund terminal upgrade

Morrison must fully fund terminal upgrade

Federal Member for Bendigo, Lisa Chesters has today called on the Federal government to take the Bendigo Airport terminal upgrade seriously, after it was announced $300 000 would be allocated to the Bendigo Airport under Round 2 of the Regional Airports Program.

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Morrison to blame for La Trobe University redundancies in regional Victoria

Morrison to blame for La Trobe University redundancies in regional Victoria

Scott Morrison’s refusal to help universities through the COVID crisis has seen more regional Victorian university workers sacked and forced to take redundancies. 

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