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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 very 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.
- Constituency Statements: Workplace Relations (6 Dec 2018)
“Last week we had a visit to the parliament from people who work in a lot of low-paid industries—members of United Voice, workers—coming to tell us their experience of enterprise bargaining under the current system. It's a simple fact: wage growth is at its lowest since 1991. We have an industrial relations bargaining system equally as old as that statistic. What we know is that...”
- Bills: Fair Work Amendment (Family and Domestic Violence Leave) Bill 2018; Second Reading (3 Dec 2018)
“This is an opportunity for the government to listen not only to the reasons of the people on this side of the House but also to the reasons that are being expressed in the community. Whether it be our trade union movement, our many not-for-profits working in the space or our state governments, all are calling for paid family violence leave. It is disappointing that within this debate we've...”
- Private Members' Business: Pensions and Benefits (3 Dec 2018)
“It's not just Labor that's saying this, but farmers, reporters, communities, councils: you cannot just talk about drought; you need to also talk about climate change. If you don't talk about the two together you are, quite frankly, not doing your job. Farmers For Climate Action have been loud and vocal on this issue for quite some time, calling on the people in this place, and in particular...”
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- Has spoken in 80 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") 431 times in debates — above average amongst Representatives. (Why is this here?)