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Parliamentary Friendship Groups

Parliamentary Friendship Groups are informal groups established by Members of the Parliament of Western Australia to raise awareness of, or increase liaison with, a particular group, organisation or issue. These groups are not formal entities of the Parliament.

Guidelines govern the establishment of Parliamentary Friendship Groups.

The Parliamentary Friends of Palliative Care

Convenors:

Hon Nick Goiran MLC, Member for South Metropolitan Region ,
Ph: (08) 9398 3800; Email: nick.goiran@mp.wa.gov.au

The Parliamentary Friends of Palliative Care group 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:

  • 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 of People with Rare and Undiagnosed Diseases

Convenors:

Hon Matthew Swinbourn MLC, Member for East Metropolitan Region ,
Ph: (08) 9452 8311; Email: swinbourn.emetro@mp.wa.gov.au

Hon Donna Faragher MLC, Member for East Metropolitan Region ,
Ph: (08) 9379 0840; Email: faragher.eastmetro@mp.wa.gov.au

Hon Stephen Pratt MLC, Member for South Metropolitan Region ,
Ph: (08) 9364 4277; Email: stephen.pratt@mp.wa.gov.au

The Parliamentary Friends of People with Rare and Undiagnosed Diseases group 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 People with Rare and Undiagnosed Diseases are to:

  • provide opportunities for members of Parliament to learn about the needs of people with rare and undiagnosed diseases, as well as the challenges and opportunities involved in providing care and services to them;
  • facilitate communication between people and organisations working with people with rare and undiagnosed diseases and Members of Parliament;
  • increase awareness and raise the profile of rare and undiagnosed diseases in the community generally;
  • raise awareness of the role and opportunity of innovation, data, research, policy and national/international partnerships in rare disease;
  • promote an understanding of the work undertaken by health professionals, researchers and organisations who provide care and services to people who live with rare and undiagnosed diseases .
  • champion initiatives that seek to deliver improved outcomes for people with rare and undiagnosed diseases, and their families.

The Parliamentary Friends of Cricket

Convenors:

Hon Rita Saffioti MLA
Minister for Transport; Planning; Ports,
Member for West Swan
Ph: (08) 6552 5500; Email: minister.saffioti@dpc.wa.gov.au

Ms Libby Mettam MLA
Shadow Minister for Health; Mental Health; Disability Services; Prevention of Family & Domestic Violence
Member for Vasse
Ph: (08) 9752 1949; Email: libby.mettam@mp.wa.gov.au

Mr Peter Rundle MLA
Shadow Minister for Education & Training; Sports & Recreation; Racing & Gaming
Member for Roe,
Ph: (08) 9881 1225; Email: peter.rundle@mp.wa.gov.au

The Parliamentary Friends of Cricket is open to all Members and is an informal group of WA State Parliamentarians with a common interest in cricket to help promote, support and encourage involvement in Australia's favourite sport

There are no obligations in being involved; all that is required is a passion and enthusiasm for cricket. The Parliamentary Friends of Cricket is a means of the Western Australian Cricket Association to keep Members of Parliament up to date with everything that is happening in cricket in Western Australia.

The Parliamentary Friends of Grandparents Raising their Grandchildren

Convenors:

Dr Katrina Stratton MLA, Member for Nedlands ,
Ph: (08) 9386 3064; Email: katrina.stratton.mla@mp.wa.gov.au

Hon Dr Brad Pettitt MLC, Member for South Metropolitan Region ,
Ph: (08) 9486 8255; Email: brad.pettitt.mlc@mp.wa.gov.au

Hon Peter Foster MLC, Member for Mining and Pastoral Region ,
Ph: (08) 9144 4187; Email: peter.foster.mlc@mp.wa.gov.au

The Parliamentary Friends of Grandparents Raising their Grandchildren is open to all Members. It brings together WA State Parliamentarians with a shared interest in and commitment to promoting, supporting and encouraging the role of and improved outcomes for grandparent carers and the children they are raising:

  • to facilitate communication between grandparent carers, service providers and other relevant stakeholders and Members of Parliament;
  • to provide opportunities for Members of Parliament to better understand the lived experience of grandparents who are raising their grandchildren;
  • to increase awareness and raise the profile of the contribution grandparent carers make to the wellbeing of their grandchildren and to the West Australian community; and
  • champion initiatives that seek to deliver improved outcomes for grandparents who are raising their grandchildren.