Ms Peta Murphy

Ms Peta Murphy

Former Member

Australian Labor Party
House of Representatives


Parliamentary service
  • Elected to the House of Representatives for Dunkley, Victoria, 2019. Re-elected 2022. Died in office 4.12.2023.
Committee service
  • House of Representatives Standing: Selection served from 22.7.2019 to 11.4.2022; Social Policy and Legal Affairs served from 22.7.2019 to 11.4.2022; Economics served from 8.10.2020 to 11.4.2022; Health, Aged Care and Sport served from 28.7.2022 to 4.12.2023; Social Policy and Legal Affairs served from 28.7.2022 to 9.8.2022; Social Policy and Legal Affairs served as Chair from 10.8.2022 to 4.12.2023
  • Joint Select: National Anti-Corruption Commission Legislation served from 28.9.2022 to 30.9.2022; Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Voice Referendum served from 30.3.2023 to 12.5.2023
  • Joint Statutory: Australian Commission for Law Enforcement Integrity served from 28.7.2022 to 28.3.2023; Public Accounts and Audit served from 28.7.2022 to 1.8.2023; National Anti-Corruption Commission served from 9.2.2023 to 4.12.2023; Human Rights served from 22.3.2023 to 4.12.2023; Public Accounts and Audit served from 9.8.2023 to 28.11.2023
Parliamentary party positions
  • Australian Labor Party. Served: 18.05.2019 to 04.12.2023
  • Born: 1.11.1973, Goulburn, Australia
  • Died: 4.12.2023
  • Gender: Female
  • Marital Status: Married
Qualifications and occupation before entering Federal Parliament
  • BSc(Psych) (Australian National University).
  • MCrim (University of Melbourne).
  • LLB (Australian National University).
  • Educator at the National Electoral Education Centre from 1993 to 1995.
  • Law Clerk at Chor Pee and Associates, 1998.
  • Justice and Arts Policy Advisor to the Hon. D Kerr MP from 1999 to 2001.
  • Graduate Employee in the ACT Public Service, 1999.
  • Solicitor Advocate at Robert Stary Lawyers from 2002 to 2007.
  • Barrister at the Victorian Bar from 2008 to 2016.
  • Senior Public Defender at Victorian Legal Aid from 2012 to 2014.
  • Team Leader at the Victorian Law Reform Commission, 2015.
  • Chief of Staff to the Hon. B O'Connor MP from 2017 to 2019.
  • Name: Dunkley
  • Location: The Division of Dunkley consists of: Frankston City Council, and part of the Mornington Peninsula Shire Council.
  • Area: 152 Sq km
  • Electors enrolled: 110,636 (at 6.6.2019)
  • Industries: Light industry, commercial and retail.

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