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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Green army bonanza

A re-elected Coalition Government will deliver a new Green Army project for the Bass Coast and Powlett River Catchment. The project will be accompanied by $50,000 under the 20 Million Trees Programme for acquisition and planting of native trees with the Bass Coast...
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MORE ASSISTANCE FOR ICE DRUG TREATMENT SERVICES ACROSS GIPPSLAND

Gippsland will receive $2.87 million for local drug and alcohol rehabilitation services as part of a re-elected Coalition Government’s plan to combat the scourge of ice in communities. The funding will support local rehabilitation services to help get addicts off ice,...
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FEDERAL FUNDING TO FIX NOTORIOUS SECTIONS OF SOUTH GIPPSLAND HIGHWAY

Locals and visiting motorists will benefit from major upgrades on the South Gippsland Highway under a re-elected Coalition Government. Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Darren Chester today announced with Liberal Member for McMillan Russell Broadbent that the...
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COALITION COMMITS $4.8M TOWARD PORT WELSHPOOL LONG JETTY

A re-elected Coalition Government will commit $4.858 million toward the reconstruction of the Port Welshpool Long Jetty. Federal Member for McMillan Russell Broadbent and Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Darren Chester made the announcement today. Mr...
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Greens threaten Valley jobs, March 16, 2016

Mr BROADBENT (McMillan) (13:41):  My friend the member for Gippsland and transport minister, Darren Chester, has a great saying, and it is so true. He says, ‘For all their platitudes, their chest puffing and their moralising, the Greens have never created one... read more

Remembering Black Saturday, February 8, 2016

Mr BROADBENT (McMillan) (13:55): One hundred and seventy three people killed, 410 people injured on one day—all on Black Saturday. Hundreds and hundreds of lives were saved by the work of our CFA that day. It was a shocking, horrific day, when even this parliament was... 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.

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