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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New skills centre for McMillan

The new MacKillop South Gippsland Trades Skills Centre in Leongatha will help create pathways for local students into the workforce and on to valued careers, Member for for McMillan Russell Broadbent said. Local students and staff in Leongatha can now make full use of...
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Sports funding for Moe

Member for McMillan Russell Broadbent today officially announced almost $2 million in federal funds to upgrade sporting facilities in Moe. Mr Broadbent made the announcements while visiting the two successful recipients, the Moe Newborough Keenagers (who will receive...
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Backing for rural media

The Turnbull Government today has announced a number of new measures to support regional and small publishers and create local jobs. The new measures, which are in addition to the Government’s media reform package, and subject to its passage, include: • A $50 million...
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Bridge funding for McMillan

Three new bridge projects will be delivered in McMillan, following the announcement of successful projects under round three of the Federal Government’s Bridges Renewal Program. The Allambee Estate Road Bridge (Baw Baw Shire) and Tonimbuk's Jolley Road Bridge...
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LEGO surf rescue project – Sept 11, 2017

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...

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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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