Russell Broadbent MP

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.

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Russell in Parliament

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.

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Instant asset write-off for McMillan small business

McMillan’s 18,000 small businesses can continue to purchase equipment up to $20,000 and write it off immediately thanks to legislation passed by the Senate, Member for McMillan Russell Broadbent said. “Around the electorate I have heard from countless small businesses...
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Icebreaker competition extended

A competition that gives students in the electorate of McMillan the chance to win a trip to Antarctica has been extended until Friday July 7. The ‘Name our Icebreaker’ competition will see up to 12 students fly to Antarctica for a day and become the first children to...
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Applications open for Local Drug Action Team program

The second round of applications are now open for local organisations to join the Turnbull Government’s Local Drug Action Team program. Community groups across Australia are joining forces to deliver targeted local action to help tackle drug use and addiction. “We...
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Preschool funding guaranteed

The Turnbull Government will ensure all McMillan children can access 15 hours of preschool a week under a new agreement for early childhood education. Member for McMillan Russell Broadbent said more than 3000 children in McMillan were set to reap the benefits of the...
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Representing McMillan – June 22, 2017

Mr BROADBENT (McMillan) (12:25):  I want to talk today about representation. I raised an issue about aged care in this chamber only a few weeks ago. The first tweet that came through was: 'Broadbent just wants to pork barrel his electorate.' I want to say to that...

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Bunyip aged care funding – June 15, 2017

Mr BROADBENT (McMillan) (10:18):  Aged care is the most difficult area of our life. It goes from wonderful care to incontinence pads. I ask the question then: when the small community aged-care provider Hillview, who asked for 14 beds worth approximately $917,000,...

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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.

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