New Member out in the community

The new Federal Member for Bendigo will not be spending her first week behind a desk, she will be out and about in the community at the Elmore Field Days listening to constituents and learning about what matters most to them.

Local Labor MPs Lisa Chesters, Maree Edwards and Jacinta Allan will again have an exhibit at the Elmore Field Days.

Ms Chesters said the exhibit will also be a listening post and a place for community members to share their ideas on how to build stronger rural and regional communities.

“I will be at the Labor exhibit today and Thursday morning to meet, listen and learn from locals.”

“Providing fairer outcomes for families in regional and rural Australia is core Labor business and I am keen to ensure that communities have input into the development of policies that will make a difference.”

“Labor believes that, in the century ahead, primary industries will continue to play a major role in creating wealth, income and jobs in rural and regional Australia, and in generating export income for the nation.”

“This year’s Field Days’ program is exciting and promises to be another success story for Central Victoria. I really enjoy community events such as this," Ms Chesters said.

Lisa's first week will also include participating in several Bendigo Festival of Cultures events, meetings with local stakeholders and attending various community events such as the Mayoral Charity Glass Slipper Ball and Peter Cox’s Open Garden to raise funds for the redevelopment of Canterbury Park.