MP federal member for Dunkley Peta Murphy dies after battling with breast cancer

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The Australian Labor Party mourns the untimely passing of Peta Murphy, a cherished member who succumbed to a long-fought battle with cancer earlier this morning. Murphy, a devoted advocate and influential figure, leaves behind a legacy of dedication and courage.

In a statement issued by the party, heartfelt condolences were extended to Peta’s husband, Rod, and her entire family. Described as the epitome of strength among local members, an inspiration to colleagues, and a beacon of friendship, Murphy’s presence illuminated every community event she graced.

Throughout her tenure representing the people, Murphy’s determination, passion, and authenticity garnered deep admiration. Her commitment to causes such as mitigating the impact of online gambling showcased her belief in the power of public office to effect meaningful change.

All of us in the Victorian Labor family are devastated by the loss of Peta Murphy – a wife, daughter, sister and friend, a local activist, a sharp legal mind, a Federal MP, and a fighter to the end. pic.twitter.com/DpvfDHHHEc

— Jacinta Allan (@JacintaAllanMP) December 4, 2023

From her early days on the squash court to her legal career and ultimately within the House of Representatives, Peta invested herself wholeheartedly. Her genuine care for her community, colleagues, and country was evident in her tireless efforts for crucial reforms.

Notably, Murphy’s advocacy extended to national health issues, notably the Breast Cancer Network Australia’s campaign for a national registry for metastatic cancer patients. Her personal battle with breast cancer was channeled into impassioned advocacy, striving for better treatment, increased services, and unwavering support for others in similar circumstances.

Every one of us in the Labor family is broken hearted by the death of our beloved Peta Murphy.

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At this saddest of times we offer our deepest sympathies to her loving husband Rod and all her family. pic.twitter.com/4xsHF1i0tG

— Anthony Albanese (@AlboMP) December 4, 2023

Despite receiving the heartbreaking news of her cancer’s return just before assuming office in 2019, Peta’s resilience shone through. Her inaugural speech in Parliament highlighted her determination and her acknowledgment that her fight was a shared one.

Murphy’s family, in a poignant statement, expressed their devastation at her passing but emphasized her peaceful departure, surrounded by loved ones at home, as she had wished. Acknowledging her indomitable spirit, they described her endearing legacy of community service and her unwavering strength until her final days.

Vale Peta Murphy.

I met you in my first foray into local federal politics in 2016; you were incredibly intelligent, humble, passionate, hardworking, and such a battler.

It will be an immense loss for Dunkley, Australia, and your family. pic.twitter.com/v0WVEwmqbO

— Ash Leahy (@AshleyLeahy) December 4, 2023

The outpouring of love and support from Peta’s close friends and supporters during this challenging time has been deeply appreciated by the Murphy family.

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