Monday, 28 July 2008 15:08
Prior to being elected to the Queensland Parliament in February 2004 and after serving his country as a regular army officer in the Royal Australian Army Medical Corp, Bruce was a family GP in South East Queensland for over 20 years. He was a well respected and successful businessman. He holds a Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) from Sydney University and holds an F Fin qualification as an associate of FINSIA.
Bruce also has a strong interest in cycling, Australian art, gym, business and finance.
Bruce represents the electorate of Moggill and lives in the electorate in the suburb of Brookfield. He has four sons. He has a strong belief in the importance of hard work and the importance of family.
Since being elected in 2004 Bruce has been a member of a number of Parliamentary committees. He was also Shadow Health Minister, Leader of the Liberal Party until December 2007 and Shadow Treasurer. After this in 2008 Bruce had a period on the backbench focussing on the issues in his own electorate of Moggill.
In March 2009 Bruce was appointed as the LNP’s Shadow Minister for Education and Training.
In April 2011 Bruce was appointed as Shadow Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships while retaining the Shadow Ministry for Education.
After being elected for a fourth term in March 2012, Bruce was appointed to cabinet as the Minister for Housing and Public Works.
He resigned as Minister in November 2012 and looks forward to devoting more time to local issues in the Moggill electorate.
“I am privileged and humbled to have the opportunity to represent the people of Moggill for a fourth term. I am grateful for their support”, Dr Flegg said.