Russell Broadbent

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Russell Broadbent
MP
Russell Broadbent on The Warragul Citizen's Agora program, April 2012.jpg
Member of the Australian Parliament
for Corinella
In office
24 March 1990 – 13 March 1993
Preceded by New seat
Succeeded by Alan Griffin
Member of the Australian Parliament
for McMillan
In office
2 March 1996 – 3 October 1998
Preceded by Barry Cunningham
Succeeded by Christian Zahra
Incumbent
Assumed office
9 October 2004
Preceded by Christian Zahra
Personal details
Born (1950-12-25) 25 December 1950 (age 63)
Koo Wee Rup, Victoria, Australia
Nationality Australian
Political party Liberal Party of Australia
Occupation Company director

Russell Evan Broadbent (born 25 December 1950), Australian politician, was elected to the Australian House of Representatives as member for the Division of McMillan, Victoria for the Liberal Party of Australia at the 2004 federal election. He previously represented the Division of Corinella 1990-93 and McMillan 1996-98. He was a company director and self-employed retailer before entering politics.[1]

Broadbent came to national prominence after siding with Liberal dissident Petro Georgiou and advocating better treatment of detainees.[2] He has upheld his position of not charging long-term detainees for their detainment.[3]

Broadbent has said that Global Warming is "an issue for Australia and an issue for the world."[2] He is also an advocate for bike paths as a benefit to community health, transport and the environment.[2] Broadbent has expressed interest in improving funding for Landcare Australia.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Geoff, Strong (11 October 2004). "Three times lucky for seasoned campaigner". The Age. Retrieved 2007-08-17. 
  2. ^ a b c Kulich, William (29 January 2010). "Interview - Video> Liberal MP for McMillan Mr. Russell Broadbent Speaks to OCSN (29/1/2010)". One Cuckoo Short of a Nest. Retrieved 2010-01-04. 
  3. ^ a b Kulich, William (13 August 2010). "Interview> Member for McMillan Mr Russell Broadbent: OCSN 2010 Election Coverage (13/8/2010)". One Cuckoo Short of a Nest. Retrieved 2010-08-18. 

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Parliament of Australia
New division Member for Corinella
1990–1993
Succeeded by
Alan Griffin
Preceded by
Barry Cunningham
Member for McMillan
1996–1998
Succeeded by
Christian Zahra
Preceded by
Christian Zahra
Member for McMillan
2004–present
Incumbent