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Official portrait of Lisa Chesters

On behalf of the Australian Labor Party, Sitting Member for Bendigo, Lisa Chesters declared 45 interests

Interests: 45th Parliament

Last declaration in database from LISA CHESTERS is dated 20th March 2019

The pecuniary interests register only includes suburb (and sometimes only a general geographic area). Geocoding is done at suburb/postcode level with differentiations made where there is more than one property to a single suburb to allow each record to remain visible. These lat/lon used within each suburb are random & not intended to indicate exact locations of properties declared.

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1 Residential in Reid ACT AustraliaSelf6th Dec 2018
2 Residential in Kennington VIC AustraliaSelf23rd Feb 2017
3 Land in Maldon VIC AustraliaSelf15th Sep 2016
4 Residential in Flora Hill VIC AustraliaSpouse15th Sep 2016
5 Mortgage Members Equity BankSelf15th Sep 2016
6 Mortgage Bendigo BankSpouse15th Sep 2016
7 Online savings account Members Equity Bank Self 15th Sep 2016
8 Everyday account x 3 Members Equity Bank Self 15th Sep 2016
9 Everyday account (joint) Bendigo Bank Self/Spouse 15th Sep 2016
10 Term deposit Bendigo Bank Spouse 15th Sep 2016
11 Everyday account x 3 Bendigo Bank Spouse 15th Sep 2016
12 Superannuation, Australian Super Self15th Sep 2016
13 Superannuation, Host Plus Self15th Sep 2016
14 Superannuation, Care Super Self15th Sep 2016
15 Superannuation, Media Super Spouse15th Sep 2016
16 QANTAS provided complimentary flight upgrade to business class. Self20th Mar 2019
17 Virgin Club - Complimentary membership renewal for Member and partner Self/Spouse27th Sep 2018
18 Two tickets to The Great Circle 2017" concert at Hanging Rock courtesy of Macedon Ranges Shire Council" Self18th Oct 2017
19 Concert tickets x 2 - received from Macedon Ranges Shire Council Self16th Mar 2017
20 Virgin upgrade to flights - my travel party and I received complimentary upgrades to business class Self8th Jun 2018
21 Virgin upgrade to flight - my partner and I received complimentary upgrades to business class Self/Spouse5th Feb 2018
22 Complimentary membership to Qantas Chairmans Lounge extended to 31 October until 2019 Self13th Dec 2017
23 Hospitality - accommodation and dinner provided by CFMEU at RACV Resort Torquay Self15th Sep 2016
24 Travel - flights, accommodation and meals provided by Save the Children to Cambodia Self15th Sep 2016
25 Travel - complimentary membership to Virgin Australia The Club Self15th Sep 2016
26 Travel - complimentary membership to Qantas Chairmans Lounge Self15th Sep 2016
27 Travel - complimentary membership to Virgin Australia The Club Spouse15th Sep 2016
28 Accommodation and dinner provided by CFMEU at RACV Resort Torquay Self15th Sep 2016
29 Joined the National Union of Workers (NUW) Self3rd Jan 2019
30 Bendigo Historical Society Self15th Sep 2016
31 Zonta Club of Bendigo Self15th Sep 2016
32 Friends of the Castlemaine State Festival Self15th Sep 2016
33 Bendigo Art Gallery Self15th Sep 2016
34 Emily's List Australia Self15th Sep 2016
35 CWA Castlemaine Self15th Sep 2016
36 United Voice Victoria Self15th Sep 2016
37 Bendigo Sustainability Group Self15th Sep 2016
38 Bendigo Community Health Self15th Sep 2016
39 Friends of Bendigo Botanic Gardens Self15th Sep 2016
40 Friends of Kyneton Community Park Self15th Sep 2016
41 Bendigo Business Council Self15th Sep 2016
42 Sandhurst School Education Board Member Spouse15th Sep 2016
43 Bendigo Chinese Association Board Member Spouse15th Sep 2016
44 Actors Benevolent Trust Board Member Spouse15th Sep 2016
45 Partner, Matthew Emond was elected as a City of Greater Bendigo Councillor on 29 October 2016 Spouse21st Nov 2016

No interests have been deleted by LISA CHESTERS since this project was last updated