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Peta Murphy (ALP-Dunkley) – Maiden Speech

This is the maiden speech to the House of Representatives by Peta Murphy, the ALP member for Dunkley.

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Hansard transcript of maiden speech by Peta Murphy, ALP member for Dunkley.

The SPEAKER: Before I call the honourable member for Dunkley, I remind the House that this is the honourable member’s first speech. I ask the House to extend to her the usual courtesies.

Ms MURPHY (Dunkley) (11:23): We meet today on the lands of the Ngunawal people. My electorate of Dunkley is on the lands of the Boonwurrung people of the Kulin nation. We recognise and support local Indigenous culture, history and people at the gathering place by the bay, Nairm Marr Djambana. I pay my respects to their elders, past and present, and to all traditional owners. I stand here today to pledge my support for the recognition of First Nations people in Australia’s Constitution and the establishment of an Indigenous voice to parliament based on the Uluru Statement from the Heart. [Read more…]