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BROADBENT, Russell EvanBiography for BROADBENT, Russell Evan

Member for McMillan (Vic)

Liberal Party of Australia

Parliamentary Service

Elected to the House of Representatives for Corinella, Victoria, 1990. Defeated at general elections 1993. Elected to the House of Representatives for McMillan, Victoria, 1996. Defeated at general elections 1998., 004., 2007, 2010, 2013 and 2016.

Parliamentary Positions

Member, Speaker's Panel from 18.11.13 to 9.5.16

Member, Speaker's Panel from 30.8.16

Committee Service

Joint Statutory: Public Accounts from 29.05.1996 to 01.01.1998; Public Accounts and Audit from 01.01.1998 to 31.08.1998; Public Accounts and Audit from 01.12.2004 to 17.10.2007; Public Accounts and Audit from 14.09.2016 to 15.09.2016.

Joint Standing: Parliamentary Library from 28.02.2006 to 09.05.2016; Human Rights from 14.09.2016; Parliamentary Library from 10.10.2016; Treaties from 10.09.2018 (Chair from 12.09.2018).

House of Representatives Standing: Long Term Strategies from 01.06.1990 to 08.02.1993; Community Affairs from 07.03.1991 to 08.02.1993; Industry, Science and Technology from 29.05.1996 to 09.10.1996; Primary Industries, Resources and Rural and Regional Affairs from 29.05.1996 to 02.09.1997; Legal and Constitutional Affairs from 30.05.1996 to 09.10.1996; Environment and Heritage from 01.12.2004 to 17.10.2007; House from 01.12.2004 to 19.07.2010; Library from 01.12.2004 to 07.12.2005; Petitions from 11.03.2008 to 09.05.2016; Procedure from 25.10.2010 to 09.05.2016; Appropriations and Administration from 04.12.2013 to 09.05.2016; Privileges and Members' Interests from 04.12.2013 to 09.05.2016 (Chair from 04.12.2013 to 09.05.2016); House from 04.12.2013 to 09.05.2016; Privileges and Members' Interests from 14.09.2016 to 10.08.2017; Petitions from 14.09.2016.

House of Representatives Select: Intergenerational Welfare Dependence from 28.06.2018 (Chair from 04.07.2018).

Conferences Delegations and Visits

Member, Parliamentary Delegation to Iran, Jordan, Egypt and Israel, October-November 1992

Party Positions

Member, Liberal Party from 1980


Born 25.12.1950, Kooweerup, Australia.


Qualifications and Occupations before entering Federal Parliament

Retailer in family business

Company director

Member, Local Government Board 1993-94

Local Government Service

Councillor, Shire of Pakenham from 1981 to 1987

Member, Pakenham Water Board from 1981 to 1987

Inaugural Member, Mornington Peninsula & District Water Board from 1983 to 1987

Commissioner, Dandenong Valley Authority from 1984 to 1987

Shire President, Shire of Pakenham from 1984 to 1985

Chairman, Westernport Development Council from 1985 to 1990


Description: Rural

Location: south-eastern Victoria; it includes the towns of Drouin, Erica, Foster, Inverloch, Korumburra, Leongatha, Mirboo North, Moe, Neerim South, Newborough, Nyora, Pakenham, Trafalgar, Walhalla, Warragul, Wonthaggi, Yallourn North and Yarragon.

Area: 8358 Sq km

Electors enrolled: 116200 (at 02.07.2016)

Industries: dairy farming, fruit, forestry, potato growing, sawmilling, tourism and fishing.

Electorate: McMillan includes parts of the Victorian Legislative Assembly electorates of Bass, Gembrook, Gippsland South, Morwell and Narracan.