Parliamentary Friendship Groups for the 40th Parliament


The Parliamentary Friends of Israel

Convenors:

Hon Michael Mischin MLC, Deputy Leader of the Opposition in the Legislative Council, Member for North Metropolitan Region,
Ph: 9301 1896; Email: michael.mischin@mp.wa.gov.au

Simon Millman MLA, Member for Mount Lawley, Ph: 9473 0800; Email: simon.millman.mla@mp.wa.gov.au


The Parliamentary Friends of Israel is open for Members from either House of the Parliament of Western Australia and of any party to join.
 
Western Australia has a warm and close relationship with Israel, which is supported strongly by Western Australia’s active Jewish community.
 
The objects of the Parliamentary Friends of Israel are to:

  • Provide  opportunities for Members of Parliament to establish strong relationships with Israel.  
  • Advocate active engagement with the Western Australian Jewish Community.
  • Foster cultural links, develop friendly relations and enhance interaction with Israel.
  • Promote business, cultural and political ties between Western Australian and Israel.



The Parliamentary Friends of Refugees

Convenors:

Hon Alison Xamon MLC, Member for North Metropolitan. Ph 9486 8010; Email: alison.xamon@mp.wa.gov.au

Janine Freeman MLA, Member for Mirrabooka. Ph 9345 2005; Email: janine.freeman@mp.wa.gov.au

 

The Parliamentary Friends of Refugees welcomes Members from any Party of either House of the Parliament of Western Australia.

The objects of the Parliamentary Friends of Refugees are to:

  • provide a forum of raising awareness and support for refugees as enshrined in Article 14(1) of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights;
  • encourage initiatives to improve the lives of refugees and to promote and protect the rights of asylum seekers and refugees in Western Australia.



The Parliamentary Friends of Africa

Convenors:

Hon Michael Mischin MLC, Deputy Leader of the Opposition in the Legislative Council, Member for North Metropolitan Region,
Ph: 9301 1896; Email: michael.mischin@mp.wa.gov.au
Terry Healy MLA, Member for Southern River, Ph: 9256 4900; Email: terry.healy@mp.wa.gov.au

The Parliamentary Friends of Africa welcomes Members from any Party of either House of the Parliament of Western Australia.
 
Western Australia has a long history of co-operation, migration, trade and positive relations with the nations of the African continent, and has a growing diaspora of African migrants.
 
The Parliamentary Friends of Africa seeks to continue to work closely with the Government and African community in Western Australia to further and strengthen relations with our African citizens, prospective citizens, and African nations.

The objects of the Parliamentary Friends of Africa are to:

  • Provide  opportunities for Members of Parliament to establish and strengthen relationships with those of African background in Western Australia and with African nations.  
  • Engage with Australian-based African consuls and embassies, and visiting Government and business leaders, to further relations with their nations and communities.
  • Have Africans living in Western Australia feel a welcome part of our community, and to identify and find solutions to the challenges they face in becoming part of our society.
  • Promote the contribution of Africa and the African Diaspora to the Western Australian community.




The Parliamentary Friends of Legacy

Convenors:

Hon. Peter Tinley AM MLA, Minister for Housing;  Veterans Issues; Youth,   Member   for   Willagee, 
Ph: 6552 5300;Email: minister.tinley@dpc.wa.gov.au

Hon. Tjorn Sibma MLC, Shadow Minister for Community Services; Youth; Seniors and Ageing; Volunteering; Veterans Issues, Member for North Metropolitan Region,
Ph: 9440 4422; Email: tjorn.sibma@mp.wa.gov.au

 

The Parliamentary Friends of Legacy is open for Members from either House of the Parliament of Western Australia and of any party to join. 

Legacy has been operating in Western Australia since 1928. Legacy in WA has continuously served the Legacy family, consisting of dependants of deceased veterans from both World Wars, Korea, Malaya, Borneo, Vietnam, the Gulf, those sent on all peacekeeping operations and more recently those resulting from Australia’s role in the Middle East. 

Legacy has expanded its scope of welfare support to cover the dependants of Australian Defence Force members, both regular and reserve, killed on hazardous service or training for war, and on humanitarian missions 

Legacy currently has more than 6,000 registered widows and widowers, as well as 80 children, students and disabled dependants in Western Australia. 

Legacy is a registered Charity, Reg. 21630 (WA). 

The object of the Parliamentary Friends of Legacy is:

  • To promote the cause of Legacy and help build the profile of Legacy through active involvement in fundraising opportunities.

 

The Parliamentary Friends of Japan

Convenor: 

Hon David Templeman MLA, Minister for Local Government; Heritage; Culture and the Arts; Member for Mandurah, Ph: 6552 5400; Email: minister.templeman@dpc.wa.gov.au

 

The Parliamentary Friends of Japan is open for Members from either House of the Parliament of Western Australia and of any party to join. 

The objects of the Parliamentary Friends of Japan are:

  • Provide  opportunities  for  all  Members  of  Parliament  to  establish  strong relationships with Japan.
  • Advocate active engagement with the Japanese Consul Perth.
  • Foster cultural links, develop friendly relations and enhance interaction.

 

The Parliamentary Friends of Palliative Care

Convenors: 

Hon Nick Goiran MLC, Member for South Metropolitan Region, Ph: 9398 3800; Email: nick.goiran@mp.wa.gov.au

Ms Margaret Quirk MLA, Member for Girrawheen, Ph: 9247 2477; Email: margaret.quirk@mp.wa.gov.au

 

The Parliamentary Friends of Palliative Care is open for members from either House of the Parliament of Western Australia and of any party to join.

The objects of the Parliamentary Friends of Palliative Care are: 

  • to facilitate communication between people and organisations working in palliative care and Members of Parliament;
  • to provide opportunities for Members of Parliament to learn about palliative care needs and services and the issues involved in palliative care provision;
  • to increase awareness and raise the profile of palliative care in the community generally; and
  • to promote an understanding of palliative care in accordance with the World Health Organisation’s definition of palliative care, noting in particular that palliative care “intends neither to hasten or postpone death”, and that this definition of palliative care has been endorsed by Palliative Care Australia and Palliative Care WA.

 

The Parliamentary Friends for Children

Convenors:

Ms Lisa Baker MLA, Member for Maylands, Ph: 9370 3550; E-mail: Maylands@mp.wa.gov.au

Hon Mia Davies MLA, Member for Central Wheatbelt Region, Ph:  9041 1702 or 9622 2871; E-mail: Mia.Davies@mp.wa.gov.au

Hon Alison Xamon MLC, Member for North Metropolitan Region, Ph: 9486 8010; E-mail: Alison.Xamon@mp.wa.gov.au

Hon Donna Fargher MLC, Member for East Metropolitan Region, Ph: 9379 0840, E-mail: Faragher.EastMetro@mp.wa.gov.au

 

The Parliamentary Friends for Children (PFC) has been established to inspire Australians to value children, promote understanding that a child’s wellbeing is the responsibility of the entire community and ensure children are at the forefront of our considerations. In doing so the PFC will draw attention to the needs and rights of Western Australian children who make up 23% of the states population.

The PFC will provide opportunities for MPs to meet and interact with children, stakeholders, researchers and thought leaders on matters relating to children.


 

The Parliamentary Friends of China

Convenors:

Ian Blayney MLA, Member for Geraldton, Ph: 9964 1640; Email: geraldton@mp.wa.gov.au

Hon Pierre Yang MLC, Member for South Metropolitan Region, Ph: 9337 9176; Email: pierre.yang.mp@mp.wa.gov.au

 

The Parliamentary Friends of China is apolitical and is open to all Members of the Western Australian Parliament.


The objects of the Parliamentary Friends of China are:

  • provide opportunities for all Members of Parliament to establish and strengthen friendly relationships with, and develop better understanding of, China and the Chinese people;
  • advocate active engagement with China and the Chinese people; and
  • foster cultural links, develop friendly relations and enhance interaction with the local Western Australian Chinese community.