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CHESTERS, Lisa MarieBiography for CHESTERS, Lisa Marie

Member for Bendigo (Vic)

Australian Labor Party

Parliamentary Service

Elected to the House of Representatives for Bendigo, Victoria, 2013.

Committee Service

House of Representatives Standing: Health from 4.12.13 to 9.5.16; Petitions from 4.12.13 to 9.5.16.

Joint Statutory: Public Accounts and Audit from 4.12.13 to 18.3.14.

Party Positions

President, ALP Women's Affairs Policy Committee (Vic) 2005-09.

Member, ALP State Administrative Committee (Vic) from 2005.

Delegate, ALP State Conference (Vic) from 2005.

Delegate, ALP National Conference from 2012.


Born 11.2.1980, Wentworthville, NSW.

Qualifications and Occupation before entering Federal Parliament

BA (Qld).

Union secretary, University of Queensland 2002.

Women's office, National Union of Students 2003.

Lead Organiser, United Voice 2003-13.


Description: provincial.

Location: central Victoria; it includes the city of Bendigo and the centres of Castlemaine, Heathcote, Kyneton and Woodend.

Area: 6255 sq km (approx.).

Electors enrolled: 102 928 (at 7.9.13).

Industries: retail and wholesale trade, commerce, finance, education, health services, tourism, accommodation, mining, agriculture, viticulture, government administration, manufacturing, wine, dairy products, engineering and industrial equipment, building products, ceramics, veterinary supplies, clothing and textiles.

State electorates: Bendigo includes the Victorian Legislative Assembly electorates of Bendigo West, and parts of Bendigo East, Euroa, Macedon and Ripon.