Brett Raguse

Brett Raguse
Member of the Australian Parliament
for Forde
In office
24 November 2007  21 August 2010
Preceded by Kay Elson
Succeeded by Bert van Manen
Personal details
Born (1960-03-24) 24 March 1960
Nationality Australian
Political party Australian Labor Party
Alma mater Griffith University
Occupation Teacher, political advisor

Brett Blair Raguse is a former Australian Member of Parliament for Forde.

Raguse gained Labor pre-selection to contest the normally safe Liberal seat of Forde at the 2007 federal election. A position previously held by retiring Liberal Kay Elson. He won an unexpected 14% swing on election day, easily defeating new Liberal candidate Wendy Creighton in what was generally viewed as one of the main upset results of the election.[1][2] He lost his seat in the 2010 federal election to the LNP candidate Bert van Manen.

In March 2015, Raguse confirmed he would be a candidate for mayor of Logan City in the Queensland local government elections set for 19 March 2016.[3]


  1. Chambers, Geoff. "ALP Forde lesson". Gold Coast Bulletin, 26 November 2007.
  2. Flack, Mark. "Raguse rides Labor wave to parliament". Albert and Logan News, 9 November 2007.
  3. Joshua Paterson (25 March 2015). "Brett Raguse wants Logan City mayoralty". Jimboomba Times.
Parliament of Australia
Preceded by
Kay Elson
Member for Forde
Succeeded by
Bert van Manen
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