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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Festivals Australia applications open

Senator the Hon Mitch Fifield, Minister for the Arts and Russell Broadbent, Member for McMillan have encouraged regional artists and organisations to apply for the Festivals Australia program. The program provides around $1.2 million each year for high quality arts...
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Funding for McMillan RSLs

Member for McMillan Russell Broadbent said two Government grants totaling more than $59,000 would support veterans and their families in the Moe and Leongatha communities. Mr Broadbent said the Moe RSL would receive $23,300 to undertake a series of bus trips to reduce...
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Building Better Regions Fund

A revamped federal fund that focuses on projects in regional communities would mean more money is spent locally, Member for McMillan Russell Broadbent said. “The Building Better Regions Fund is opening for applications soon. This fund replaces the National Stronger...
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Mobile funding announced

Walhalla, Boorool and Bena will receive new mobile base stations to improve mobile coverage under round 2 of the Australian Government’s Mobile Black Spot Program, Member for McMillan Russell Broadbent announced today. “I’m so pleased to announce new coverage for...
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Putting Australia first

Mr BROADBENT (McMillan) (16:20): I am also a proud member of the draper family, and the member for Brand and I caught up on that, as we were doing our work interstate last week. I am a very proud small business person as well, and the heritage that I and the member...

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The Keeper of the Springs – November 28, 2016

Mr BROADBENT (McMillan) (19:54):  Once upon a time, a certain town grew up at the foot of a mountain range. It was sheltered in the lee of protected heights, so the wind that shuddered at the doors and flung handfuls of sleet against the window panes was a wind whose...

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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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