Speeches

Representing McMillan – June 22, 2017

Mr BROADBENT (McMillan) (12:25):  I want to talk today about representation. I raised an issue about aged care in this chamber only a few weeks ago. The first tweet that came through was: 'Broadbent just wants to pork barrel his electorate.' I want to say to that...

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Bunyip aged care funding – June 15, 2017

Mr BROADBENT (McMillan) (10:18):  Aged care is the most difficult area of our life. It goes from wonderful care to incontinence pads. I ask the question then: when the small community aged-care provider Hillview, who asked for 14 beds worth approximately $917,000,...

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The closure of Hazelwood – March 27, 2017

Mr BROADBENT (McMillan) (18:50):  I am the member for McMillan and I represent the workers in the Latrobe Valley. Why is it that we rejoice at a birth and grieve at a funeral? It is because we are not the person involved. Mark Twain, 1835-1910. Today, it is not a...

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Karmai Children’s Centre – March 21, 2017

Mr BROADBENT (McMillan) (19:55):  The spirit of a country community skyrockets when they are doing something for their children. Representatives from all over Korumburra and district gathered to celebrate the opening of the Karmai Community Children's Centre. This was...

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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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Cancer treatment and the PBS

House of Representatives - October 17, 2016 Mr BROADBENT (McMillan) (11:17):  What a marvellous address we have just heard. All our love goes to Analise. I move: That this House: (1) recognises that cancer is one of the leading causes of death in Australia, causing to...

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Federation Chamber, Parliament House - October 11, 2016 Mr BROADBENT (McMillan) (16:27):  I never cease to be amazed by the environmental warriors across the whole area of Gippsland. On Wednesday 5 October, I had the pleasure and privilege of attending the opening of...

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Long Tan 50th anniversary

Mr BROADBENT (McMillan) (13:43):  On the 50th anniversary of the Battle of Long Tan we gathered together as the Vietnam Veterans and Veterans Motorcycle Club Gippsland Chapter at Longwarry, supported by the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Rider MC Gippsland Chapter, state...

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Vale Eoin Cameron

Mr BROADBENT (McMillan) (17:00): Well, Wendy, if you are watching, this is for you. I appreciate the words of both our ministers speaking on Eoin Cameron. I have most recently had contact with Eoin, and Christopher is right. We were both defeated in 1998, Eoin and I,...

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Pakenham RSL tribute

Mr BROADBENT (McMillan) (13:40):  Last Sunday, 28 August, we gathered with Mr Gary Elliott, President of the Pakenham RSL, for the unveiling of the cenotaph rock memorial at the Pakenham cenotaph. Mr Elliott, a Vietnam veteran himself, outlined the inspiration behind...

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Greens threaten Valley jobs, March 16, 2016

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-23f9tIEygw 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...

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