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Dunkley Parliamentary Wrap

Welcome to the first Dunkley Parliamentary Wrap of 2022.  

I want to keep you updated on my work as your voice and representative in Canberra and some opportunities around our community to drop by for a chat with me this weekend and next.

In this email you will find:

First Week of Parliament for 2022

Parliament started this week with an acknowledgment to victims of sexual assault, harassment and bullying at Parliament House. 

This was the first recommendation of the Jenkins Review, which examined parliamentary workplace practices. It is an important step, but it is only the first.

Action must accompany these words to ensure every workplace in Australia is safe and respectful.

You can hear more about the week in parliament below:

Aged care workers and residents

On Tuesday morning, I stood with aged care workers outside Parliament House to call on the Government to protect aged care staff and residents.  

Aged Care homes are still struggling to access PPE and RATs and in recent weeks, about half of all staff have been on sick leave or furlough. 

Our loved ones in aged care and the workers looking after them deserve better, and that's what I'll keep fighting for. 

Our Community

On Tuesday, I spoke about Scott Morrison's photo op in our community and the locals I would have like to introduce him to. 

Locals like Tracy, who is the hardest-working nurse you could ever hope to meet. 

Or Matthew, who has an intellectual disability and all he wants to do is get a job. But because of cuts to his NDIS plan he can't even afford the transport to go to interviews. 

Or our aged-care workers who are working shift after shift after shift to care for the most vulnerable in our community. 

You can hear more about these people and their stories below. 

Religious Discrimination Bill

The feedback I received on the Prime Minister’s Religious Discrimination bill was that our community supports protection from discrimination and vilification based on religion. And protection from discrimination and vilification based on gender and sexuality. This is the approach I took to the debate in Parliament this week.   

The debate around the Bill has been difficult - painful and harmful - for too many people in our community.

I am so sorry that the parliament has put young people and their families through a hateful debate. Again.

Thank you to everyone who has taken the time to share your stories and those of your loved ones with me, who has contacted me with your views. It has been a privilege.

Not everyone has the same view. But on one thing we are united - people should feel safe to be their true selves, without discrimination, without vilification.

You can watch my speech below.

From Canberra to Carrum Downs

On Thursday, Sk8house in Carrum Downs hosted the 2022 Frankston and Mornington Peninsula Business Summit.

It was terrific to join 180 local businesses to share information and support each other. 

Congratulations to Bernadine and the Style Finance Group for a great event.

Parliament is back again next week, so if you would like to share an idea or raise a matter please get in touch. 

Where to Find Me

While my electorate office in Frankston is open 9am-5pm weekdays, I understand that not everyone is available during those hours. You can also find me at the following locations in our community. Feel free to stop by if you would like to raise a matter or have a chat. 

Coffee Catch-Up in Carrum Downs
Frankie's Coffee and Eats
Carrum Downs Plaza, Ballarto Rd
Date: Sunday 13 February 
Time: 10am-10.45am

Street Stall in Frankston South
Norman Ave Shops
Date: Saturday 19 February 
Time: 10am-10.45am

Coffee Catch-Up in Mount Eliza
Sandbar Cafe
104 Mount Eliza Way
Date: Saturday 19 February 
Time: 11am-11.45am

You can stay up to date with all my work as your Federal Member for Dunkley by subscribing to my YouTube channel and clicking 'Follow' on my Facebook page.

Please share this email with anyone you think would be interested.

As always, if you have any questions, need assistance or want to raise an issue with me, do not hesitate to email me at or call (03) 9781 2333.

Stay safe

Copyright © Peta Murphy 2021

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