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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$50,000 for digital future at Yallourn North PS

Member for McMillan Russell Broadbent announced today that Yallourn North Primary School would receive $50,000 through the Federal Government’s Digital Literacy School Grants Program. The money will be used to purchase a 3D printer and robotics equipment, among other...
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Willow Grove bridge complete

New bridge for Daveys Road, Willow Grove New unlimited tonnage concrete bridge for Daveys Road delivered under the Bridges Renewal Programme The new bridge will provide a safer and quicker link between farms and town   Willow Grove residents and businesses will...
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NDIS roll out in McMillan

Member for McMillan Russell Broadbent today welcomed an announcement from Assistant Minister for Disability Services Jane Prentice that the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) would be rolled out across the region. Mr Broadbent, who attended the official...
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$40,000 for alcohol education

Member for McMillan Russell Broadbent has announced $40,000 in funding for a Local Drug Action Team to educate young people on the appropriate use of alcohol. “The project will be implemented by Cardinia Shire Council, using aspects of the Communities that Care (CTC)...
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The closure of Hazelwood – March 27, 2017

Mr BROADBENT (McMillan) (18:50):  I am the member for McMillan and I represent the workers in the Latrobe Valley. Why is it that we rejoice at a birth and grieve at a funeral? It is because we are not the person involved. Mark Twain, 1835-1910. Today, it is not a...

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Karmai Children’s Centre – March 21, 2017

Mr BROADBENT (McMillan) (19:55):  The spirit of a country community skyrockets when they are doing something for their children. Representatives from all over Korumburra and district gathered to celebrate the opening of the Karmai Community Children's Centre. This was...

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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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