Alan Murphy

Mr PEARSON (Essendon)  — I rise to congratulate Alan Murphy, who received a Medal of the Order of Australia in the Australia Day honours. Alan is the closest thing to royalty that Essendon has produced, and his previous long-running newspaper column, ‘Murphy’s Law’, was a must read for anyone interested in local news in Essendon. Alan is incredibly fortunate to be supported by his wife, Jan, and together they make a great team. Alan, on behalf of Nicole and myself, congratulations. I could not imagine a more worthy recipient.