Media Release

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. 


06 February 2023

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


01 February 2023

Sandhurst Football Netball Club have been named National Runners Up in the Mental Health Category at the Alcohol and Drug Foundation’s Good Sports Awards.


01 February 2023

Bendigo Airport will receive further upgrades thanks to funding under the Australian Government’s $100 million Regional Airports Program.

New Year, More Support for Central Victorian Small Businesses

25 January 2023

The Australian Government is delivering more funding to allow small businesses to access free mental health and financial counselling support.

Bendigo Families to Get Dental Care They Need Following Extension to Child Dental Services Program

23 January 2023

The Australian Government is ensuring vulnerable children will continue to get the dental care they need under the national Child Dental Benefits Schedule (CDBS).

First Round of Billion Dollar Disaster Ready Fund Now Open to Bendigo Electorate

19 January 2023

Bendigo’s disaster defences could get a boost, with applications open for the Albanese Government’s new Disaster Ready Fund (DRF).

Cheaper Medicines to Benefit Central Victorians from January 1

21 December 2022

Good news for central Victorians relying on prescription medications into the New Year, with cost-of-living relief coming their way.

For the first time in its 75-year history, the maximum cost of general scripts under the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) will fall.