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.


The Parliamentary Friends for Children


Ms Lisa Baker MLA, Member for Maylands, Ph: 9370 3550; E-mail:

Hon Mia Davies MLA, Member for Central Wheatbelt Region, Ph:  9041 1702 or 9622 2871; E-mail:

Hon Alison Xamon MLC, Member for North Metropolitan Region, Ph: 9486 8010; E-mail:

Hon Donna Fargher MLC, Member for East Metropolitan Region, Ph: 9379 0840, E-mail:


The Parliamentary Friends for Children (PFC) has been established to inspire Western 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.

The Parliamentary Friends for Children (PFC) aims to focus attention on the needs and rights of Western Australian children who make up 23% of the state’s population.  Children’s rights are detailed in the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child which Australia ratified in 1990.

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