Friday, March 1, 2024

Frankston mourns loss of ‘above and beyond’ MP

Frankston City Council Mayor, Nathan Conroy, has issued a statement following the death of local Federal Member, Peta Murphy, after a lengthy battle with breast cancer.

“It is with deep sadness that we honour our Federal Member for Dunkley, Peta Murphy MP,
following the news of her passing,” said Mayor Conroy.

“On behalf of Frankston City, I share our sincere appreciation for Peta’s fierce determination
and dedication to deliver the best for our community.”

He said the Council had been fortunate to work closely with Ms Murphy on numerous local projects.

“Going ‘above and beyond’ to advocate for Frankston City was in Peta’s DNA – she was both fearless and tireless in delivering for her community. We will also miss her smile,
compassion, wit and warmth.”

“Peta’s passing diminishes us all – yet she has also left a rich and lasting legacy that will stand the test of time.

“RIP Peta Murphy MP – you’ve done us all proud,” the Mayor’s statement concluded.

The 50-year-old MP passed away with her husband of 24 years, Rod, by her side at home today.

She was first diagnosed with breast cancer in 2011, but made a recovery. The cancer returned shortly after her 2019 election victory.

Prime Minister, Anthony Albanese told Parliament today that she had dedicated her time in public life to raising cancer awareness. 

“It was so true to Peta’s character that she channelled her personal battle with breast cancer into public policy, advocating always for others: for better treatment, more services and stronger support,” the PM said.

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