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Mr BROADBENT (McMillan) (11:29): When you get to my age, you've not only lived aged care but you've administered aged care and you've been around aged care all of your life. I had the great pleasure for nearly 20 years of my life of being in my own show band called...read more
Mr BROADBENT (McMillan) (10:54): There could've been champions asked every Saturday morning: what have you learnt today? I've learnt today that the people of Corangamite are in very good hands under the stewardship of their member, Sarah Henderson. I would also like...read more
Russell has lived in the McMillan electorate all of his life. He was born in Koo Wee Rup, and lives in Pakenham with his wife, Bronwyn. They have three adult children.
Russell was first elected to the House of Representatives in 1990 for the seat of Corinella. He narrowly lost the 1993 election, however in 1996 was successful in gaining election to the seat of McMillan.
Russell has played a pivotal role in acquiring drought relief for farmers in Gippsland, securing the mobility payment for people with disabilities and giving assistance to small businesses in the region.