Title Biography for BROADBENT, Russell Evan
Database Biographies
Date 01-03-2018
Source Parliamentary Library
Current member Yes
State VIC
System Id handbook/allmps/MT4

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. Elected to the House of Representatives for McMillan, Victoria, 2004, 2007, 2010, 2013 and 2016.

Parliamentary Positions

Member, Speaker's Panel from 18.11.13 to 9.5.16; and from 30.8.16.

Committee Service

House of Representatives Standing: Long Term Strategies from 1.6.90 to 8.2.93; Community Affairs from 7.3.91 to 8.2.93; Industry, Science and Technology from 29.5.96 to 9.10.96; Primary Industries, Resources and Rural and Regional Affairs from 29.5.96 to 2.9.97; Legal and Constitutional Affairs from 30.5.96 to 9.10.96; Environment and Heritage from 1.12.04 to 17.10.07; House from 1.12.04 to 19.7.10 and from 4.12.13 to 9.5.16; Library from 1.12.04 to 7.12.05; Petitions from 11.3.08 to 9.5.16 and from 14.9.16; Procedure from 25.10.10 to 9.5.16; Appropriations and Administration from 4.12.13 to 9.5.16; Privileges and Members' Interests from 4.12.13 to 9.5.16 (Chair from 4.12.13 to 9.5.16) and from 14.9.16 to10.8.17.

Joint Statutory: Public Accounts from 29.5.96 to 1.1.98; Public Accounts and Audit from 1.1.98 to 31.8.98, from 1.12.04 to 17.10.07 and from 14.9.16.

Joint Standing: Parliamentary Library from 28.2.06 to 9.5.16 and from 10.10.16; Human Rights from 14.9.16.

Party Positions

Member, Liberal Party from 1980.


Born 25.12.1950, Kooweerup, Vic.


Qualifications and Occupation before entering Federal Parliament

Retailer in family business.

Company director.

Member, Local Government Board 1993-94.

Local Government Service

Councillor, Shire of Pakenham 1981-87; Shire President 1984-85.

Inaugural Member, Mornington Peninsula & District Water Board 1983-87.

Member, Pakenham Water Board 1981-87.

Commissioner, Dandenong Valley Authority 1984-87.

Chairman, Westernport Development Council 1985-90.


Description: rural.

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

Area: 8 358 sq km.

Electors enrolled: 116 200 (at 2.7.16).

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

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