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 business

CLOSE to 300,000 Australian small businesses have taken advantage of the Coalition Government’s instant asset write-off according to 2015-16 tax office data, including 2800 in the electorate of McMillan. “The instant asset write-off is directly helping small...
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Member for McMillan Russell Broadbent says everyone in the community can join in the fun and get healthier during Veterans Health Week, which runs from Saturday 21 to Sunday 29 October. Mr Broadbent said the theme for this year’s Veterans’ Health Week was ‘physical...
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Armistice Day Centenary Grants

Member for McMillan Russell Broadbent today encouraged the local community to apply for funding under the Armistice Centenary Grants Program. The grants program announced by the Minister for Veterans’ Affairs Dan Tehan will open in November this year and support...
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Safer Communities Fund opens

Minister for Justice Michael Keenan and Federal Member for McMillan Russell Broadbent today announced that grant applications for round two of the Coalition Government’s Safer Communities Fund programme are now open. The Safer Communities Fund delivers on the...
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Healthy soil, healthy food

October 19, 2017 Mr BROADBENT (McMillan) (13:56):  I have been wondering why this generation of young people have so many illnesses or other issues that our previous generations didn't face. One thing we all have in common is that we all eat and drink. Is it to do...

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Lennie Gwyther statue

October 17, 2017 Mr BROADBENT (McMillan) (16:23):  I would like to seek leave to table the story of Lennie Gwyther. Leave granted. I'd like to speak to that. Congratulations to Leongatha on the presentation and unveiling of the statue to Lennie Gwyther and his horse...

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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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