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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National Broadband Network Now Rolling Out in Wonthaggi and Venus Bay

Member for McMillan Russell Broadbent said around 6300 premises in Wonthaggi and Venus Bay would soon be enjoying the benefits of nbn broadband. In recent days about 3800 premises in Wonthaggi gained access to the nbn, with the same number again to be connected in...
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Celebrating National Science Week

Federal Member for McMillan Russell Broadbent is encouraging locals to get involved in National Science Week. National Science Week 2016 will run from 13 – 21 August “I invite the McMillan community to get involved in National Science Week, Australia’s annual...
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National Broadband Network Now Rolling Out in Lake Narracan West

Member for McMillan Russell Broadbent said 200 premises in Lake Narracan West will soon have access to faster and more reliable internet access, with construction of the National Broadband Network now underway. “The message for Lake Narracan West residents is clear –...
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Green army bonanza

A re-elected Coalition Government will deliver a new Green Army project for the Bass Coast and Powlett River Catchment. The project will be accompanied by $50,000 under the 20 Million Trees Programme for acquisition and planting of native trees with the Bass Coast...
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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...

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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...

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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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