Media Release

EARLY VOTING IN THE REFERENDUM TO COMMENCE FROM TODAY

02 October 2023

From today, early voting centres for the 2023 VOICE Referendum are open.

Just like with a Federal Election, people can early vote ahead of Referendum Day on Saturday 14 October. It is also compulsory to vote in a Referendum.

DELIVERING SAFER ROADS FOR BENDIGO

25 September 2023

Funding under the Australian Government’s Black Spot Program will substantially improve 57 dangerous crash sites on Victorian roads in 2023–24, including 6 projects in the Bendigo electorate totalling $3,950,000.

FEDERAL GOVERNMENT INCOME SUPPORT PAYMENTS TO INCREASE FOR CENTRAL VICTORIANS

18 September 2023

Federal Member for Bendigo, Lisa Chesters met with the team at Bendigo Family Financial Services today to discuss incoming changes to the social security safety net by the Federal Government.

From 20 September, the Federal Government is increasing the base rate to several working age and student income support payments like JobSeeker Payment and Youth Allowance by $40 per fortnight.

MORE LIVE AUSTRALIAN MUSIC FOR BENDIGO

31 August 2023

Local audiences in Bendigo will have the opportunity to experience more exciting and original live Australian music, thanks to funding from the Albanese Government.

Federal Member for Bendigo, Lisa Chesters today announced that Chateau Dore will receive $15,156 to support them to host quality gigs by Australian musical talent through the Live Music Australia program.

LOCAL GP SERVICES RECEIVE A BOOST FROM THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT

24 August 2023

Federal Member for Bendigo, Lisa Chesters met with the team at Hargreaves Street Medical Practice today who have received a $25,000 grant from the Federal Government towards improving General Practice (GP) service capabilities.

Hargreaves Street Medical Practice is one of 45 local GP services across the Bendigo electorate who have shared in close to $1.2 million in funding as part of the Federal Government’s Strengthening GP Services Grants Program.

CHESTERS UNVEILS KYNETON COMMUNITY HOUSE PROJECT

23 August 2023

Federal Member for Bendigo, Lisa Chesters has visited the Kyneton Community House to unveil a new project funded under the Federal Government’s Stronger Communities Program.

The Stronger Communities Program funds small capital works projects that deliver social benefits to the community.

LOCAL SCHOOLS TO RECEIVE FUNDING FOR UPGRADES AND NEW EQUIPMENT

27 July 2023

Federal Member for Bendigo, Lisa Chesters announced today that ten local schools will benefit from a combined $229,042 in grants to upgrade school infrastructure and equipment.

CHESTERS ANNOUNCES 2022-2023 VOLUNTEER GRANTS RECIPIENTS

18 July 2023

Federal Member for Bendigo, Lisa Chesters today announced 18 recipients of the 2022-2023 Volunteer Grants at a morning tea recognising their achievement.

SECTOR LEADERS GATHER FOR BENDIGO HOUSING AND HOMELESSNESS ROUNDTABLE

13 July 2023

Members of the housing and homelessness sector will join Federal Member for Bendigo, Lisa Chesters today for a crisis roundtable to discuss the housing issues and challenges facing the region.

JULY 1 CHANGES WILL DELIVER COST OF LIVING RELIEF FOR CENTRAL VICTORIAN FAMILIES

30 June 2023

From tomorrow, some of the Federal Government’s cost of living relief supports for families take effect. This includes a cheaper childcare package, changes to paid parental leave, and an increase in wages for aged care workers.