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

Brett Raguse
Member of the Australian Parliament
for Forde
In office
24 November 2007 – 21 August 2010
Preceded byKay Elson
Succeeded byBert van Manen
Personal details
Born (1960-03-24) 24 March 1960 (age 59)
Political partyAustralian Labor Party
Alma materGriffith University
OccupationTeacher, political advisor

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