Speeches

Aged Care – Monday, August 14, 2017

Mr BROADBENT (McMillan) (11:29):  When you get to my age, you've not only lived aged care but you've administered aged care and you've been around aged care all of your life. I had the great pleasure for nearly 20 years of my life of being in my own show band called...

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Bunyip soccer club – Monday, August 14, 2017

Mr BROADBENT (McMillan) (10:54):  There could've been champions asked every Saturday morning: what have you learnt today? I've learnt today that the people of Corangamite are in very good hands under the stewardship of their member, Sarah Henderson. I would also like...

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Table tennis upgrade for Moe

Mr BROADBENT (McMillan) (13:41):  Jim Connaghan, Ken Finlay, John Forsyth, Pat Esse and Kalie Nookes are committee members of the Keenagers. Keenagers are retired people who play table tennis. They play table tennis at Latrobe Leisure Moe Newborough. A long time ago...

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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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