Bruce Goodluck

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Bruce Goodluck
Member of the Australian Parliament
for Franklin
In office
13 December 1975 – 8 February 1993
Preceded by Ray Sherry
Succeeded by Harry Quick
Personal details
Born (1933-05-14)14 May 1933
Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
Died 24 October 2016(2016-10-24) (aged 83)
Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
Nationality Australian
Political party Liberal Party of Australia
Occupation Company director

Bruce John Goodluck AM (14 May 1933 – 24 October 2016) was an Australian politician in both the federal and Tasmanian state parliaments.

Born in Hobart, Tasmania, he was a company director before serving on Clarence Municipal Council from 1972–1975. He was President of the Australian Automobile Chamber of Commerce in 1974.

In 1975, he was elected to the Australian House of Representatives as the Liberal member for Franklin, defeating Labor MP Ray Sherry. He held the seat until his retirement in 1993.

In 1996 he returned to politics as an independent member of the Tasmanian House of Assembly for the state seat of Franklin; he retired in 1998.[1]

In 2000 Bruce Goodluck was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia (AM).[2] In 2001 he was awarded the Centenary Medal.[3]

He died at the age of 83 on 24 October 2016.[4][5]


  1. ^ Carr, Adam (2008). "Australian Election Archive". Psephos, Adam Carr's Election Archive. Retrieved 2008-11-09. 
  2. ^ It's an Honour: AM. Retrieved 12 November 2016
  3. ^ It's an Honour: Centenary Medal. Retrieved 12 November 2016
  4. ^ "Tasmania's 'little Aussie battler', Bruce Goodluck, dies". 25 October 2016. 
  5. ^ Clark, Nick (25 October 2016). "Fond farewell to 'little Aussie battler' after former Franklin MP Bruce Goodluck dies in Hobart". The Mercury. Retrieved 25 October 2016. 
Parliament of Australia
Preceded by
Ray Sherry
Member for Franklin
Succeeded by
Harry Quick