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Mr BROADBENT (McMillan) (13:40): I'm glad netball came up, because we in McMillan and Gippsland are about to make a very important announcement that the netballers in Latrobe Valley are going to be very excited about. I think the Keenagers in Moe-Newborough are going...read more
Mr BROADBENT (McMillan) (17:53): I wasn't going to speak on this motion regarding the melanoma and LEGO surf rescue project, but congratulations to the member for Greenway and a thankyou to the member for Kingsford Smith for drawing this to our attention. What a...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.