Duncan Pegg, Labor MP from Queensland, has announced that he will be stepping down from Parliament while he continues cancer treatment.
Mr Pegg spoke to the Chamber on Thursday afternoon and said he would resign in officially submit in the coming weeks.
“I have been fighting cancer since 2019. I am fighting this fight together with the 30,000 Queenslanders and 130,000 Australians who are diagnosed every year,” he told Parliament.
“Because of my recent medical advice, I will no longer be able to fight both cancer and my region in the way my community deserves.”
For his 2017 community work, he was appointed by Queensland Intercultural Society honored with the Queensland Public Service Award.
Prior to his election to Parliament, Mr. Pegg practiced as an attorney specializing in labor and insurance law.