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.