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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
- Has never voted on encouraging Australian-based industry. 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: Budget (4 Apr 2019)
“If you look at this chamber, you could assume 57 is the average age of male politicians or the year that some of them were born. You might assume 57 is the number of times the Prime Minister mentioned Labor yesterday in question time or the Opposition Leader's name. It is actually a lot more cynical. On budget night, the government announced a very small tax cut for people earning less than...”
- Constituency Statements: Bendigo Electorate: Schools (4 Apr 2019)
“Recently, Saint Francis of the Fields Primary School student Chelsea Breene wrote to me about her concerns on climate change, or the inaction of this place in relation to climate change. Saint Francis of the Fields is one of our Catholic schools based in Strathfieldsaye. I was invited by Chelsea to come and meet with her and her fellow students to discuss this issue. They raised a number of...”
- 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,...”
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- Has spoken in 56 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") 439 times in debates — above average amongst Representatives. (Why is this here?)