It is with much sadness that Breast Cancer Network Australia (BCNA) acknowledges the death of Peta Murphy MP.
In Peta’s maiden speech to Parliament in 2019 - after she was elected to represent the federal seat of Dunkley, Victoria - Peta told our country that she had been diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer. In her speech, she said; "I am neither unique nor alone in this disease, but I am someone who has a platform that I can use to benefit others and I intend to use it."
"She was a powerful voice and advocate for all people living with metastatic breast cancer, helping to shine a light on the reality of this disease in our national parliament," says BCNA CEO Kirsten Pilatti. "As a strong supporter of BCNA, just last week Peta supported the launch of a report by BCNA calling for those with metastatic breast cancer to be counted on our registries in order to improve outcomes."
On behalf of everyone at BCNA, we send our heartfelt condolences to Peta’s husband Rod, her family and friends. We particularly want to send our love to her team and all the community of Dunkley, Victoria, a community she loved and did so much for.
Our lives are forever enriched by the life, the voice and the tenacity of Peta Murphy MP.
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