Best wishes to John Murphy

I was saddenned to read that my neighbouring (and, when boundaries allowed, local) MP John Murphy felt constrained by family reasons to resign from his Parliamentary Secretariat.  As one who’s personally on the other side of the political  fence, I can say that throughout his time as an MP Mr Murphy has consistently acted for his constituents and the wider community in a principled and dignified fashion.

My own dealings with Mr Murphy have largely been through the NSW Right to Life Association (in which I am locally active).  Facing enormous pressure, Mr Murphy has stood steadfastly in defence of the vulnerable.  As such (and for various other qualities), I salute him and wish both he and his family well for the future.

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Filed under Australia, Ethics, Government, Political, Sociology

2 responses to “Best wishes to John Murphy

  1. No, actually. He was pushed because he fell out of favour with Rudd; Murphy backed Beazley in the leadership contest over Rudd.

  2. My reccolection rather was that at each spill he publicly backed Crean, Latham and Rudd in turn, while Albanese (my current local MP) backed Beazley. What went on behind those respective machinations I haven’t the foggiest idea.

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