Parliamentary Friendship Groups for the 40th Parliament

Parliamentary Friends of Palliative Care


Hon Nick Goiran MLC, Member for South Metropolitan Region, Ph: 9398 3800; Email:

Ms Margaret Quirk MLA, Member for Girrawheen, Ph: 9247 2477; Email:


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.