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 multicultural 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 over 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, Kyabra Community Association and is an Honorary Advisor to World Arts and Multi-Culture Inc.
In 2017, Duncan was recognised for his community work when he was awarded the QLD Public Service Award from the Queensland Intercultural Society.
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 Innovation, Tourism Development and Environment Committee, with responsibility for Tourism and Innovation Industry Development, the Commonwealth Games, the Environment and the Great Barrier Reef, Sciences and the Arts.