Kristina Keneally in Rosalind Park. Photo: ANDREW PERRYMAN

Former New South Wales premier and current Senator Kristina Keneally visited Bendigo on Tuesday with the Labor Party’s ‘Fair Go Express’ bus.

Senator Keneally was in the electorate to support the Labor Party’s incumbent member Lisa Chesters as she announced funding for footpaths in the electorate.

“We made a practical announcement today that helps mums and dads and people on bikes and in wheelchairs,” Senator Keneally said.

“Lisa is such an effective local member. She is dogged and determined in standing up for her community.”

Senator Keneally said the Labor Party wants to change the direction the country is heading in, to make it a fairer place.

“We know under this Liberal National Party government there has been $22 million cut from Bendigo schools and $5 million cut from Bendigo Health services.”

Senator Keneally said Labor is going to invest in schools and hospitals.

“But Labor is also going to reverse those cuts to penalty rates and help workers get a better deal,” she said.

The senator has been visiting electorates across Victoria this week, spending time in Corio, Corangamite, Deakin, Chisholm, Menzies and Casey.

“Today has been a great day in McEwen and finishing off with the cream of the crop in Bendigo,” Senator Keneally said.

The federal election takes place on May 18, with early voting centres open from Monday in Bendigo, Golden Square and Castlemaine.