Dr Bruce Flegg
is the Queensland Shadow Minister
for Education, Training and Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Partnerships and the Member for Moggill
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having been elected in 2004 and re-elected in 2006 and 2009.
Shortly before the 2006 Queensland State Election Bruce Flegg replaced Bob Quinn
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as the leader of the Liberal Party
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in the Queensland State Parliament.
Bruce Flegg was only leader of the Liberal Party for a matter of days before former Premier Peter Beattie
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called the 2006 Queensland State Election. Following the election many were critical of his performance and attempted to blame him for the Coalition election defeat.
While leader of the Queensland Liberal Party and Shadow Treasurer, Flegg expressed concern about the size of the Queensland State Government's borrowings, some 18 months before the State lost its AAA credit rating.
On 4 December 2007, Bruce Flegg stood aside as leader of the Queensland Liberal Party. Following the formation of the Liberal National Party he was given the position of Shadow Minister for Education by LNP leader John-Paul Langbroek
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He served in the Royal Australian Army Medical Corps
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(RAAMC). Prior to election he was a General Practitioner
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He has four sons, one of whom, Jonathon Flegg, ran unsuccessfully for the New South Wales beachside seat of Coogee in 2007.