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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$3 MILLION BOOST FOR HEAVY VEHICLE SAFETY IN MCMILLAN A re-elected Coalition Government will provide $3 million to establish a new heavy vehicle rest area at Moe and traffic signals at the Bass Highway and Korumburra-Wonthaggi Road intersection. Liberal Member for...
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Assistance for dairy farmers

Member for McMillan Russell Broadbent welcomed the Coalition’s Government announcement today that it will provide support for Australian dairy farmers who have had their incomes retrospectively cut by dairy processors Murray-Goulburn and Fonterra. “This is very...
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Safer Streets for Warragul and Pakenham

Federal Member for McMillan Russell Broadbent has today announced funding of $229, 033 from Round Two of the Coalition’s Safer Streets Programme in Warragul and Pakenham. The Safer Streets Programme supports communities at the grass roots to help address crime and...
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Funding for McMillan volunteers

Member for McMillan Russell Broadbent has presented members of the Baw-Baw Combined Churches Food Relief a cheque for $4500 under the Volunteer Grants 2015 programme. The Warragul-based volunteer group is one of 71 in the electorate who will share a total of $242,953...
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Greens threaten Valley jobs, March 16, 2016

Mr BROADBENT (McMillan) (13:41):  My friend the member for Gippsland and transport minister, Darren Chester, has a great saying, and it is so true. He says, ‘For all their platitudes, their chest puffing and their moralising, the Greens have never created one... read more

Remembering Black Saturday, February 8, 2016

Mr BROADBENT (McMillan) (13:55): One hundred and seventy three people killed, 410 people injured on one day—all on Black Saturday. Hundreds and hundreds of lives were saved by the work of our CFA that day. It was a shocking, horrific day, when even this parliament was... read more

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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