Media Release

SERVICES AUSTRALIA CREATES NEW JOBS IN BENDIGO

07 March 2024

The Australian Government has created 11 new jobs in the Central Victoria region as part of its $228 million commitment to deliver new staff to Services Australia.

DEFENCE INDUSTRY DEVELOPMENT STRATEGY IS AN OPPORTUNITY FOR BENDIGO

29 February 2024

Today the Federal Member for Bendigo Lisa Chesters MP confirmed that there is an opportunity for Bendigo and local manufacturers to sustain and grow local jobs and defence manufacturing capabilities. 

BOOST FOR EMERGENCY RELIEF PROVIDERS TO BOLSTER SUPPORT FOR THOSE IN NEED

22 February 2024

The Federal Labor Government has announced that Emergency Relief and Food Relief providers in the Bendigo electorate will share in more than $14.4 million in 2023-24 in funding to help meet increased demand for services.

MORE BULK BILLING IN THE BENDIGO ELECTORATE ON MEDICARE’S 40TH BIRTHDAY

01 February 2024

Today, 1 February 2024 is Medicare’s 40th Birthday, and residents in the Bendigo electorate are seeing the benefits of the Government’s record investments to strengthen it.

The Bendigo electorate has seen an increase of 8 percentage points in the rate of bulk billing in the first two months since the Albanese Government tripled the GP bulk billing incentive, amounting to an estimated 9,302 additional bulk billed trips to the GP.

CHESTERS RETURNS TO CANBERRA TO REPRESENT BENDIGO ELECTORATE IN 2024

01 February 2024

Federal Member for Bendigo, Lisa Chesters returns to Canberra next week for the first parliamentary sitting week of 2024.

Ms Chesters will be taking the issues and concerns of Central Victorians directly to Parliament.

LABOR’S BETTER TAX CUTS TO BENEFIT BENDIGO ELECTORATE

25 January 2024

The Albanese Government is delivering a tax cut for every taxpayer in the Bendigo electorate starting on July 1.

Labor’s new tax cuts are designed to provide cost-of-living relief to middle Australia while making our tax system fairer.

SUPPORTING THE REGIONS – APPLICATIONS OPEN FOR LOCAL COMMUNITY GRANTS

22 January 2024

The Federal Government is supporting the continued recovery from COVID-19 in the regions, with up to $10,000 available to community groups across regional, remote and rural Australia.

DISASTER ASSISTANCE FOR FLOOD-IMPACTED COMMUNITIES IN BENDIGO ELECTORATE

11 January 2024

Jointly funded disaster assistance has been activated for communities impacted by the Victorian Floods and Storms that commenced on 24 December 2023, under the Commonwealth-State Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements (DRFA). 

ALBANESE GOVERNMENT BANS VAPE IMPORTS

10 January 2024

The commencement of the first stage of the Albanese Labor Government’s vaping reforms began on January 1 with the ban on importation of disposable single use vapes.

These changes will protect Central Victorians, particularly young people, from the harms of vaping and nicotine dependence, while ensuring those with a legitimate need to access therapeutic vapes can continue to do so, where clinically appropriate.

INDEXATION DELIVERS EXTRA SUPPORT FOR PEOPLE IN BENDIGO AND CENTRAL VICTORIA

28 December 2023

Local constituents receiving youth, student or carer support will see a 6.0 per cent boost to their payments as indexation takes effect from 1 January 2024.

Federal Member for Bendigo Lisa Chesters MP said the increases to payments ensure that locals receiving support are able to navigate cost of living pressures.