Chesters Meets with Early Childhood Educators to Discuss Workforce Shortages

31 August 2022

Member for Bendigo, Lisa Chesters has met with early childhood educators to learn more about workforce shortages in the sector.

20,000 New Uni Places to Target Skill Shortages with Focus on Rural and Remote Students

29 August 2022

The Albanese Government will fund 20,000 additional university places to tackle skills shortages and give more students from under-represented backgrounds the chance to go to university, including those in rural and remote areas.


Member for Bendigo, Lisa Chesters said it’s good news for Central Victorians wanting to get a degree.

Volunteer Grants Program Open To Assist Local Organisations

22 August 2022

Volunteer organisations across the Bendigo electorate are being encouraged to submit expressions of interest for the 2022 Federal Volunteer Grants program.

Dangerous Local Roads Set for Upgrades Under Black Spot Program

19 August 2022

Funding under the Australian Government’s Black Spot Program will substantially improve 47 dangerous crash sites on Victorian roads in 2022–23.

Minister for Skills and Training Visits Bendigo for Jobs and Skills Roundtable


17 August 2022


Minister for Skills and Training, Brendan O’Connor MP will join Federal Member for Bendigo, Lisa Chesters today for a Jobs and Skills roundtable at Bendigo Tafe.

Celebrate National Science Week with Bendigo Discovery


16 August 2022

Federal Member for Bendigo, Lisa Chesters is encouraging locals to get involved in National Science Week, with a number of local events taking place this week.

Government Offers Lifeline Extension and Improvements to In-Home Care Services

10 August 2022

The Federal Labor Government has announced a 12-month extension for the current council run in-home care program to July 1 2024.

Better Deal for Central Victorian Businesses Under Commonwealth Contracts

04 July 2022

The Albanese Government has taken the first step to deliver on an election commitment to boost the amount of small and medium businesses that can benefit from government spending contracts with revisions to the Commonwealth Procurement Rules (CPRs).

Rural and regional Australians on fixed wireless to benefit from NBN investment

28 June 2022

The Federal Labor Government has delivered its first major milestone under the Better Connectivity for Rural and Regional Australia Plan, with $480 million provided to NBN Co to upgrade the NBN fixed wireless network.