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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Congratulations on ice cream award

Member for McMillan Russell Broadbent said Prom Coast Ice Cream and Sorbet's recent gongs at the Australian Food Awards were no surprise. "It's clear that the best food products come out of this region, whether cheese, wine, ice cream, beef or a multitude of others. I...
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NATIONAL DIABETES WEEK 9 -15 July 2017 #IT’SABOUTTIME

'It's About Time' we detected all types of diabetes earlier Today marks the beginning of National Diabetes Week. Diabetes Australia’s 'It's About Time' campaign aims to raise awareness about the importance of early detection and early treatment for all types of...
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NATIONAL DISABILITY AWARDS – Nominations Open

The National Disability Awards offer a platform to recognise the efforts being carried out by individuals, teams and organisations that have improved the lives of Australians with disability. Do you know someone who is bringing about a change for people with...
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NAIDOC Week 2 to 9 July 2017

NAIDOC Week celebrations are held across Australia each July to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. NAIDOC is celebrated not only in Indigenous communities, but by Australians from all walks of life. 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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