Meet Duncan

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Duncan is the State Member for Stretton. His electorate includes the suburbs of Calamvale, Stretton, Drewvale, Kuraby, Runcorn and Sunnybank Hills. Duncan is proud to represent the seat of Stretton and has spoken many times in the Legislative Assembly about the way the community in Stretton embrace diversity.

 

"My electorate of Stretton has the highest proportion of people born overseas in the state. It has the highest proportion of people speaking a language other than English at home of any electorate in this state. It is a place where Chinese Lunar New Year, Eid al-Fitr and Diwali are celebrated in the community along with Easter and Christmas. It truly is a fantastic place to live with so much cultural celebration."

 

"I am very proud to be part of a Labor government that has a clear commitment to the advancement of multicultural principles in this state. I am proud to be part of a government that has a clear commitment to making sure that government service delivery and policy better meet the needs of our culturally and linguistically diverse communities in this state and, in particular, in my local community."

 

Duncan has lived in the local area for 20 years. He holds a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Commerce from Griffith University and a Masters of Laws from QUT. He has studied Mandarin at the Institute of Modern Languages at the University of Queensland.  He is a member of the Pinelands Lions Club, Sunnybank Chamber of Commerce and is an Honorary Advisor to World Arts and Multi-Culture Inc. 


Prior to being elected to State Parliament, Duncan worked as a lawyer with a particular focus on employment and insurance law. 

 

Within Parliament Duncan is the Chair of the Legal Affairs and Community Safety Committee, with responsibility for the areas of the Department of Justice and Attorney-General, Training and Skills; and Department of Police, Fire and Emergency Services. The Committee also has a monitor and review function in relation to the performance of the functions of the Criminal Organisation Public Interest Monitor, the Ombudsman and the Information Commissioner, and must be consulted regarding senior appointments to the Electoral Commission of Queensland.