01 February 2024

Federal Member for Bendigo, Lisa Chesters returns to Canberra next week for the first parliamentary sitting week of 2024.

Ms Chesters will be taking the issues and concerns of Central Victorians directly to Parliament.

For locals, the rising cost of living remains a key issue affecting many people in the community.

Labor’s revised tax plan will see every tax payer receive a tax cut and the average taxpayer in the Bendigo electorate will receive a $1,424 tax cut. The Federal Labor Government will move to legislate this plan in the coming weeks.

To find out how much you will benefit from Labor’s tax cuts, use the calculator on the Treasury website: www.treasury.gov.au/tax-cuts/calculator

Ms Chesters will also use the opportunity to meet with key Ministers including the Minister for Emergency Management, Senator Murray Watt.

Ms Chesters will brief the Minister on the ongoing flood and storm recovery efforts following flood events that affected residents in Huntly, White Hills, Goornong, Axedale, Redesdale and Heathcote.


“Many people in our community are doing it tough right now - that’s why I’m proud to be part of a Government that’s working to relieve the pressure on household budgets by lowering the cost of medicines and making it easier for more families to see a doctor when they need to.

“Our Government’s revised tax cuts will see every taxpayer in the Bendigo electorate receive a tax cut and are about ensuring more workers in Central Victoria can keep more of what they earn because we know that will take pressure off people doing it tough.

“This is the latest measure introduced by the Federal Labor Government to help ease cost-of-living pressures.

“I’m proud to be your voice in Parliament and will continue to work hard to represent locals in the best way possible.”