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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Additions to the Pharmaceuticals Benefits Scheme (PBS)

From April 1 2018, the Turnbull Government will reduce the cost of more than 300 medicine brands by as much as 40 per cent, benefiting millions of Australian patients. Australians with conditions including high blood pressure, depression, digestive disorders and...
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Highest bulk-billing rate on record

New Medicare data shows a record amount of Australian patients are seeing their doctor without paying a cent, with the bulk-billing rate increasing to 85.8 per cent in the first half of the 2017–18 financial year. This is the highest GP bulk-billing rate on record for...
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COMMUNITY HERITAGE GRANTS

CHG is a federally funded grants program, operating since 1994, which offers grants of up to $15,000 to assist in preserving cultural heritage collections of national significance. Not-for-profit organisations, such as historical societies, regional museums, public...
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Remembrance Day

Member for McMillan Russell Broadbent has encouraged the local community to pause on Remembrance Day (Saturday, November 11) at 11am and reflect on the Australians who have made the ultimate sacrifice in defence of our nation. "I would like to encourage McMillan...
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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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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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