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.
BENDIGO FAMILIES TO BENEFIT FROM MORE AFFORDABLE EARLY LEARNING
29 June 2023
The Albanese Government is set to deliver more affordable early childhood education for around 1.2 million Australian families, including an estimated 5,000 families in the Bendigo electorate.
NEW GOVERNMENT MEASURES WILL ENCOURAGE MORE BULK BILLING
05 June 2023
Federal Member for Bendigo, Lisa Chesters MP said today that Federal Government increases to the bulk billing incentives will allow more local people to access GP consultation without having to pay a gap fee.
NEW GOVERNMENT CONTRACT ANNOUNCED FOR THALES BENDIGO
17 May 2023
Earlier today the Minister for Defence Industry, Hon. Pat Conroy MP was in Bendigo this to announce a new Government contact for Thales Australia. manufacturing facility in Bendigo.
The Albanese Government has secured local jobs in Bendigo with a $160 million contract to manufacture additional Bushmaster vehicles for the Australian Defence Force.
ENCHANCING AUSTRALIA’S DISASTER PREPAREDENESS, RESPONSE AND RECOVERY CAPABILITY
11 May 2023
In less than a year, the Australian Government has taken major steps to significantly enhance the country’s natural hazard preparedness, response and recovery capability.
Building on the establishment of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) in September 2022 and the up to $1 billion Disaster Ready Fund from July 2023, the Australian Government has announced initiatives in the 2023-24 Federal Budget that will ensure a cohesive approach to natural hazard preparedness, emergency response, and recovery.
FEDERAL BUDGET DELIVERS FOR LOCAL PEOPLE
10 May 2023
Last night’s Budget focuses on easing cost-of-living pressures and lays the foundation for a stronger economy and a fairer society. It’s a Budget that delivers for local people.
A centrepiece of the Budget is a $14.6 billion cost-of-living package to help Australians doing it tough.
GUIDELINES RELEASED FOR NEW REGIONAL GRANTS PROGRAM
08 May 2023
Grant guidelines have now been released for the first round of the Australian Government’s new $600 million Growing Regions Program, with expressions of interest to open on July 5 this year.
The October 2022-23 Budget established new grants programs to replace the discredited programs run by the Liberals and Nationals.