Media Release

CHESTERS LAUNCHES NEW SCHOOL BOOK DONATIONS PROGRAM

06 April 2023

Federal Member for Bendigo, Lisa Chesters has launched her 2023 School Book Donation Program today at Kangaroo Flat Primary School.

NEW REBATES TO HELP CENTRAL VICTORIAN SCHOOLS VISIT CANBERRA

28 March 2023

Federal Member for Bendigo Lisa Chesters is encouraging local schools to take advantage of new rebates to visit the nation’s capital in 2023.

New rebates for schools and available via the Parliament and Civics Education Rebate (PACER) program will make it more affordable for schools and students across the country to visit Canberra this year as part of their civics and citizenship education.

BENDIGO NAMED AS ONE OF THE FIRST ENDOMETRIOSIS AND PELVIC PAIN CLINICS

22 March 2023

Bendigo has been named as one of the first Endometriosis and Pelvic Pain Clinics in Australia.

Bendigo Community Health Services will receive more than $700,000 over four years, towards support for hiring specialised staff, investment in equipment or fit outs, as well as resources, training, and development.

LOCAL TOURISM OPERATOR TO RECEIVE BOOST THANKS TO FEDERAL CARAVAN PARKS GRANT PROGRAM

16 March 2023

Federal Member for Bendigo, Lisa Chesters MP has announced close to $100,000 in funding for a local caravan park, to boost tourism in the Bendigo electorate.

The grant, administered under the Australian Government’s Caravan Parks Grant program have been awarded to BIG4 Castlemaine Gardens Holiday Park to the sum of $90,420.

Central Victorian Adults Now Eligible For A 2023 Covid-19 Booster Dose

02 March 2023

Member for Bendigo, Lisa Chesters has rolled up her sleeve for her 5th COVID-19 vaccine at UFS Bendigo. 

It follows the Australian Government accepting advice from the Australian Technical Advisor Group on Immunisation (ATAGI) that all adults who have not had a COVID-19 booster or a confirmed case in the past six months can now get another booster to give them additional protection against severe illness from COVID.

Bendigo Community-Led Roundtable To Inform Development Of National Early Years Strategy

28 February 2023

Bendigo community groups, organisations and early years educators will gather today for a roundtable, hosted by Member for Bendigo, Lisa Chesters.

Representatives from a range of organisations including the City of Greater Bendigo’s Early Year’s team, Bendigo Health, Bendigo Toy Library, Sunshine Bendigo, BDAC, Loddon Mallee Multicultural Services and others will be involved.

Bendigo Electorate's School Commitments to be Funded by Federal Government

21 February 2023

Member for Bendigo, Lisa Chesters, has visited Maiden Gully Primary School to announce funding for local schools via the Federal Labor Government’s Schools Upgrade Fund.

More Assistance for Bendigo's Apprentices and Employers to Address Skills Shortages

20 February 2023

Federal Member for Bendigo, Lisa Chesters MP will meet local veterinary nursing students at Bendigo Tafe today to discuss their inclusion in the Australian Apprenticeship Priority List.

It’s part of the Federal Labor Government’s move to support apprentices and address widespread skills shortages by expanding a list of priority occupations from 77 to 111.

Liberals Turn Back on Regional Manufacturers

09 February 2023

Central Victorian manufacturers have been snubbed by the Liberal-National Party through their intentions to block legislation to implement the National Reconstruction Fund (NRF).

The National Reconstruction Fund was a key election commitment of the Federal Labor Government, focusing on Australian manufacturing. 

CHESTERS RETURNS TO CANBERRA FOR 2023

06 February 2023

Member for Bendigo, Lisa Chesters has returned to Canberra for the first parliamentary sitting week for the year.