Parliamentary Friendship Groups for the 39th Parliament


Parliamentary Friends of Africa

Convenors:

Hon Helen Morton MLC, Phone (08) 9452 8311, Email: Helen.Morton@mp.wa.gov.au

Dr Tony Buti MLA, Phone (08) 9495 4877, Email: Tony. Buti@mp.wa.gov.au

 

The Parliamentary Friends of Africa is open for members of either House of Parliament of Western Australia and of any party to join.

 

The objective of the Parliamentary Friends of Africa are:

  • To promote and foster relations between Western Australian Parliament and African Parliaments and African groups and organisations both in Western Australian and in the continent of Africa; and

  • To promote Western Australian trade and industry to our African Parliamentary counterparts and African Groups and organisations in the continent of Africa.

 

 

Parliamentary Friends of Azerbaijan

Convenor:

Hon Liz Behjat MLC, Member for North Metropolitan Region, Phone: 08 9440 4422; Email: Liz.Behjat@mp.wa.gov.au

 

The objective of the Parliamentary Friends of Azerbaijan are:

  • to promote and foster friendly relations between Western Australia and Azerbaijan; and
  • to strengthen cultural, economic and parliamentary ties between Western Australia and Azerbaijan.

 

Parliamentary Friends of Rugby

Convenor:

Peter Tinley AM MLA, Member for Willagee, Phone: 08 9331 8015, Email: willagee@mp.wa.gov.au

 

The objective of the Parliamentary Friends of Rugby is:

  • to support rugby union in Western Australia as part of a wider offering of sports choices for young Western Australians.

 

Parliamentary Friends of Nepal

Convenor:

Ms Lisa Baker MLA, Member for Maylands, Phone: 08 9370 3550, Email: lisa.baker@mp.wa.gov.au

 

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

 

The objective of the Parliamentary Friends of Nepal is:

  • to strengthen friendship, cultural and economic ties between Nepal and Western Australia.

 

Parliamentary Friends of Grandcarers Rearing Grandchildren

 

Convenors:

Ms Andrea Mitchell MLA, Member for Kingsley, Ph: 9309 2666; Email: Andrea.Mitchell@mp.wa.gov.au

Mr David Templeman MLA, Member for Mandurah, Ph: 9581 3944; Email: David.Templeman@mp.wa.gov.au

 

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

 

The objective of the Parliamentary Friends of Gradncarers Rearing Grandchildren is:

  • provide support and advocate for grandcarers rearing grandchildren.

 

Parliamentary Friends of Diabetes

 

Convenor: 

Ms Andrea Mitchell MLA, Member for Kingsley, Ph: 9309 2666; Email: Andrea.Mitchell@mp.wa.gov.au

 

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

 

The objective of the Parliamentary Friends of Diabetes is:

  • to raise awareness of diabetes within the Parliament and the community, and as Australia’s fastest-growing chronic condition.

 

Parliamentary Friends of Israel

 

Convenors:

Hon Michael Sutherland MLA, Member for Mt Lawley, Ph: 9473 0800; Email: Michael.Sutherland@mp.wa.gov.au

Hon Kate Doust MLC, Member for South Metropolitan Region Ph: (08) 9470 3511 Email: kate.doust@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.

 

The Objectives of the Parliamentary Friends of Israel are: 

  • To promote and foster relations between Western Australia and Israel;
  • To demonstrate our willingness and enthusiasm to foster good relations between our countries.

 

Parliamentary Friends of Palliative Care

 

Conveners: 

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.

 

Parliamentary Friends of Tourism and Hospitality

 

Convener:

Hon. Liz Behjat MLC, Member for North Metropolitan Region, Ph: 9440 4422; Email: liz.behjat@mp.wa.gov.au

 

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

The objectives of the Parliamentary Friends of Tourism and Hospitality are:

  • to promote tourism and hospitality initiatives to Members of Parliament, regardless of their political affiliation.
  • to give industry stakeholders the opportunity to meet with Members of Parliament and discuss their products, plans and aspirations

 

Parliamentary Friends of India

 

Conveners:

Hon. Liz Behjat MLC, Member for North Metropolitan Region, Ph: 9440 4422; Email: liz.behjat@mp.wa.gov.au

Hon. Adele Farina MLC, Member for South West region, Ph: 9721 1165; Email: adele.farina@mp.wa.gov.au

 

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

 

The Objectives of the Parliamentary Friends of India are:

  • to promote and foster relations between the Western Australian Parliament and the Indian Parliament and Indian Groups and organisations both here and in Western Australia and in India.
  • to demonstrate our willingness and enthusiasm to foster good relations between our countries

 

Parliamentary Friends of Japan

 

Convenors:

Mr Frank Alban MLA, Member for Swan Hills, Ph: (08) 9296 7688, Email: frank.alban@mp.wa.gov.au

Mr David Templeman, Member for Mandurah, Ph: (08) 9581 3944, Email: david.templeman@mp.wa.gov.au

 

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

 

The objectives of the Parliamentary Friends of Japan are:

  • To promote and foster relations between the Western Australian Parliament and the Japanese Parliament and Japanese Groups and organisations both in Western Australia and in Japan.
  • To promote Western Australian trade and industry to our Japanese Parliamentary counterparts and Japanese Groups and organisations in Japan.
  • To support student exchange between Western Australia and Japan.