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- Australian Labor Party Representative for Bendigo
- Shadow Assistant Minister for Workplace Relations (since 6 Dec 2017)
Shadow Assistant Minister for Rural and Regional Australia (since 6 Dec 2017)
- Entered House of Representatives on 7 September 2013 — Federal election
- Email me whenever Lisa Chesters speaks (no more than once per day)
Voting record (from They Vote For You)
How Lisa Chesters voted on key issues since 2006:
- Voted very strongly for a carbon price. votes
- Voted very strongly for increasing scrutiny of asylum seeker management. votes
- Voted very strongly for increasing trade unions' powers in the workplace. votes
- Voted very strongly for implementing refugee and protection conventions. votes
- Voted very strongly against temporary protection visas. votes
- Voted very strongly against increasing or removing the debt limit. votes
- Voted very strongly for a minerals resource rent tax . votes
- Voted very strongly for increasing protection of Australia's fresh water. votes
- Voted very strongly against regional processing of asylum seekers. votes
- Voted very strongly for increasing marine conservation. votes
- Voted very strongly against unconventional gas mining. votes
- Voted very strongly for restricting foreign ownership. votes
- Voted very strongly for increasing investment in renewable energy. votes
- Voted very strongly against privatising government assets. votes
- Voted very strongly for increasing Aboriginal land rights. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against increasing funding for university education. votes
- Voted very strongly against increasing the price of subsidised medicine. votes
- Voted very strongly for increasing the age pension. votes
- Voted strongly against decreasing availability of welfare payments. votes
- Voted very strongly against an emissions reduction fund. votes
- Voted very strongly against increasing funding for road infrastructure. votes
- Voted very strongly for increasing restrictions on gambling. votes
- Voted very strongly against decreasing ABC and SBS funding. votes
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- Never rebels against their party in this parliament.
- Statements by Members: Minister for Small and Family Business, Skills and Vocational Education, Minister for Human Services and Digital Transformation (20 Feb 2019)
“What a week we've had for hypocrisy from this government again! We have heard in estimates from the Australian Federal Police that not once but twice the former Minister for Jobs and Innovation and the former Minister for Justice have refused to be interviewed by the AFP. The AFP did disclose that they got a letter from the former minister, who's still a minister and sitting in the cabinet,...”
- Bills: Wine Australia Amendment (Trade with United Kingdom) Bill 2019; Second Reading (19 Feb 2019)
“I'm glad to be able to stand and speak about the Wine Australia Amendment (Trade with United Kingdom) Bill 2019, even though it's non-controversial, because it does give me a chance to talk about wine exports and what they mean for regional electorates like my own. It also gives me the chance to raise, again, the challenges we have with one of our very popular varieties, which is only grown...”
- Statements by Members: Employment: Overseas Workers (19 Feb 2019)
“We are talking a lot about dairy and the dairy industry at the moment, which is one of the reasons why I stand today in in place to raise an issue about dairy processing. Workers came to see me from Pactum Dairy Group, which has a processing facility in Shepparton. They're very concerned about the treatment of some temporary workers who are here from the Philippines. First engaged on 457...”
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- Has spoken in 79 debates in the last year — above average amongst Representatives.
- People have made 0 comments on this Representative's speeches — below average amongst Representatives.
- This Representative's speeches are understandable to an average 15–16 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
- 12 people are tracking whenever this Representative speaks — email me whenever Lisa Chesters speaks.
- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 438 times in debates — above average amongst Representatives. (Why is this here?)