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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

Ms Margaret Quirk MLA, Member for Landsdale
Ph: (08) 9247 2477; Email: margaret.quirk@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; International Education; Sport & 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@mp.wa.gov.au

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

The Parliamentary Friends of the Deaf, deafblind and the Hard of Hearing

Convenors:

Ms Hannah Beazley MLA, Member for Victoria Park
Ph: (08) 9361 1777; Email: hannah.beazley@mp.wa.gov.au

Hon. Sophia Moermond MLC, Member for South West Region
Ph: (08) 9486 8106; Email: sophia.moermond@mp.wa.gov.au

Hon. Martin Pritchard MLC, Member for North Metropolitan Region
Ph: (08) 9201 0582; Email: martin.pritchard@mp.wa.gov.au

The Parliamentary Friends of the Deaf, Deaf Blind and the Hard of Hearing will be open to all Members of the 41st Parliament from either House to join and/or support.

The objects and aims of the "Parliamentary Friends of the Deaf, Deaf Blind and the Hard of Hearing" are:

  • to facilitate communication between the deaf and hard of hearing community, organisations working in this area and members of Parliament;
  • to provide opportunities for members of Parliament to better learn about the needs and desires of the deaf and hard of hearing in our community;
  • to increase awareness and promote understanding of the challenges faced by those who are deaf and hard of hearing.

The Parliamentary Friends of ASEAN, the Indian Subcontinent and Greater China

Convenors:

Dr Jags Krishnan MLA, Member for Riverton
Ph: (08) 9332 1589; Email: jags.krishnan@mp.wa.gov.au

Hon. Dr Brian Walker MLC, Member for East Metropolitan Region
Ph: (08) 9226 3550; Email: brian.walker@mp.wa.gov.au

Hon. Pierre Yang MLC, Member for North Metropolitan Region
Ph: (08) 9380 6957; Email: pierre.yang.mp@mp.wa.gov.au

The Parliamentary Friends of ASEAN, the Indian Subcontinent and Greater China is open to all Members to join.

The objects and aims of the ASEAN, the Indian Subcontinent and Greater China are:

  • Provide opportunities for all Members of Parliament to establish strong relationships with ASEAN Countries, countries and jurisdictions of the Indian Subcontinent and Greater China regions;
  • Advocate active engagement with all relevant Consuls in Western Australia;
  • Foster cultural links, develop friendly relations and enhance interaction with ASEAN countries and countries and jurisdictions of the Indian Subcontinent and Greater China regions.

The Parliamentary Friends of Netball

Convenors:

Hon. Samantha Rowe MLC, Member for East Metropolitan Region
Ph: (08) 9477 3855; Email: samantha.rowe@mp.wa.gov.au

Hon. Mia Davies MLA, Member for Central Wheatbelt
Ph: (08) 9041 1702; Email: mia.davies@mp.wa.gov.au

The Parliamentary Friends of Netball is open to all Members of either House of the Parliament of Western Australia and of any party to join. Western Australia has a long history of netball in this State. Established in 1924, netball has provided opportunities for women and girls across the State to grow and develop, teaching leadership, teamwork, resilience and empowerment. Netball remains the No.1 team sport for girls in Australia. The Parliamentary Friends of Netball seeks to work closely with the netball community in Western Australia to further and strengthen relations with communities across the State, prospective netball members from a diverse range of communities.

The objectives of the Parliamentary Friends of Netball are to:

  • provide opportunities for Members of Parliament to establish and strengthen relationships with the netball community in Western Australia;
  • promote the contribution of netball and the leadership, teamwork and development opportunities, especially of young women and girls to the Western Australian community;
  • expand the reach of netball to the new migrant communities, low socio-economic and Aboriginal communities of Western Australia.

The Parliamentary Friends of Veterans and Veterans' Families

Convenors:

Hon. Dan Caddy MLC, Member for North Metropolitan Region
Ph: (08) 9301 1896; Email: daniel.caddy@mp.wa.gov.au

Hon. Colin De Grussa MLC, Member for Agriculture Region
Ph: (08) 9921 4818; Email: colin.degrussa@mp.wa.gov.au

The Parliamentary Friends of Veterans and Veterans' Families is open to members from either House of Parliament and of any party to join. While the work of Legacy in this area is exceptional, we recognise that there are many other organisations operating in Western Australia from large bodies such as RSLWA through to smaller organisations as well. All of these organisations have helping Veterans and/or Veterans’ Families as a central tenet of what they do and so this friendship group provides a larger umbrella for these organisations as well as recognising at the individual level both our veterans and their families.

The objectives of the Parliamentary Friends of Veterans and Veterans' Families are to:

  • recognise veterans in Western Australia and their families; and
  • promote the cause of those organisations dedicated to the welfare of our veterans and their families through active involvement in fundraising opportunities.

The Parliamentary Friends of Refugees

Convenors:

Ms Hannah Beazley MLA, Member for Victoria Park
Ph: (08) 9361 1777; Email: hannah.beazley@mp.wa.gov.au

Hon. Kate Doust MLC, Member for South Metropolitan Region
Ph: (08) 9470 3511; Email: doust.southmetro@mp.wa.gov.au

Hon. Ayor Makur Chuot MLC, Member for North Metropolitan Region
Ph: (08) 9344 1686; Email: ayor.makurchuot@mp.wa.gov.au

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

The Parliamentary Friends of Refugees is open to members from either House of Parliament and of any party to join.

The objectives of the Parliamentary Friends of Refugees are to:

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

The Parliamentary Friends of the Olympic and Paralympic Movement in Western Australia

Convenors:

Hon. Samantha Rowe MLC
Member for East Metropolitan Region
Ph: (08) 9477 3855; Email: samantha.rowe@mp.wa.gov.au

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

The Parliamentary Friends of the Olympic and Paralympic Movement in Western Australia is open to all members of the Legislative Assembly and the Legislative Council and will promote the values of Olympism and Paralympism in Western Australia.

The objectives of the Group will be:

  • to promote, raise awareness of and encourage participation in sport for benefits of health, longevity, fitness, skill, achievement, social interaction, wellbeing and other benefits of exercise for all individuals in Western Australia;
  • to promote the fundamental principles and values of Olympism and Paralympism in Western Australia, particularly in the fields of sport, health and education, by promoting Olympic and Paralympic sporting, health and educational programmes in all levels of schools, sports and physical education institutions and universities;
  • to promote practice of sport as a human right where every individual must have the possibility of practising sport, without discrimination of any kind which requires mutual understanding with a spirit of friendship, solidarity and fair play; and
  • to recognise the heritage, culture and contribution of our nation’s first people, and to give practical support to the issue of Indigenous reconciliation through sport.

The Parliamentary Friends for Clean Energy

Convenors:

Mr Geoff Baker MLA, Member for South Perth
Ph: (08) 9368 6270; Email: Geoff.Baker@mp.wa.gov.au

Ms Christine Tonkin MLA, Member for Churchlands
Ph: (08) 9383 7120; Email: Christine.Tonkin@mp.wa.gov.au

Hon. Dr Steve Thomas MLC
Shadow Minister for Energy; Treasury; Industrial Relations
Member for South West Region
Ph: (08) 9792 5628; Email: Steve.Thomas@mp.wa.gov.au

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

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

The objectives of the Group are as follows:

  • To advocate for and promote the development of clean energy in Western Australia.
  • To identify opportunities for clean energy development in the State.
  • To quantify and promote the role clean energy can make to the State’s climate change response.
  • To engage with experts in the field of clean energy.
  • To inform Members of Parliament of the potential that clean energy represents.

The Parliamentary Friends of Africa

Convenors:

Mr Terry Healy MLA
Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Education and Training
Member for Southern River
Ph: (08) 9256 4900; Email: Terry.Healy@mp.wa.gov.au

Hon. Ayor Makur Chuot MLC, Member for North Metropolitan Region
Ph: (08) 9344 1686; Email: ayor.makurchuot@mp.wa.gov.au

Ms Meredith Hammat MLA, Member for Mirrabooka
Ph: (08) 9345 2005; Email: Meredith.Hammat@mp.wa.gov.au

Hon. Dr Steve Thomas MLC
Shadow Minister for Energy; Treasury; Industrial Relations
Member for South West Region
Ph: (08) 9792 5628; Email: Steve.Thomas@mp.wa.gov.au

The goal of the Parliamentary Friends of Africa will be to provide opportunities for all members of Parliament to establish strong relationships with the People of Africa and the WA African community. It will advocate and engage with all relevant African community groups here and abroad as well as working towards fostering cultural links, developing friendly relations, and enhancing interactions with African Community groups and Countries.

The Parliamentary Friends of Greyhounds

Convenors:

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

Mr Stephen Price MLA, Member for Forrestfield
Ph: (08) 9454 6415; Email: Stephen.Price.MLA@mp.wa.gov.au

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

Mr Chris Tallentire MLA, Member for Thornlie
Ph: (08) 9493 2223; Email: Chris.Tallentire@mp.wa.gov.au

This friendship group aims to raise the profile of greyhounds as companion animals with Members of the Western Australian Parliament. While there are many rehoming organisations that offer transition from racing to family pets, greyhounds face structural and reputational barriers to achieving a healthy happy retirement.

By educating Members of Parliament about the nature, health and wellbeing of these animals, this friendship group aims to improve the overall welfare of greyhounds and assist with raising their profile as suitable companion animals for families.

The Parliamentary Friends of Technology and Innovation

Convenors:

Hon Wilson Tucker MLC, Member for Mining and Pastoral Region
Ph: (08) 9481 6070; Email: Wilson.Tucker@mp.wa.gov.au

Ms Caitlin Collins MLA, Member for Hillarys
Ph: (08) 9402 0070; Email: Caitlin.Collins@mp.wa.gov.au

Ms Emily Hamilton MLA, Member for Joondalup
Ph: (08) 9300 3990; Email: emily.hamilton.mla@mp.wa.gov.au

The Parliamentary Friends of Technology and Innovation is open to all members of Parliament, with an aim to inform and inspire.

The objectives of the Group are as follows:

  • Connect private technology industry representatives with policy makers.
  • Inspire policy makers to 'think boldly' and embrace innovation as a means to improve the technology sector and the delivery of public services.
  • Provide tech leaders, innovators and entrepreneurs in WA with a platform to inform members on key and emerging trends in their sectors.

The Parliamentary Friends of Landcare

Convenors:

Hon Darren West MLC, Member for Agricultural Region
Ph: (08) 9621 1999; Email: Darren.West.MP@mp.wa.gov.au

Mr Shane Love MLA, Member for Moore
Ph: (08) 9927 2333; Email: Mooreelectorate@mp.wa.gov.au

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

The objectives of the Group are as follows:

  • to recognise the network of individuals and organisations contributing to Landcare efforts across Western Australia, significantly the heritage, culture and contribution of our nation's first people in the Landcare work of caring and healing of Country;
  • to promote the fundamental principles and values of Landcare in Western Australia;
  • to promote, raise awareness of and encourage participation in Landcare in Western Australia;
  • to facilitate communication between people and organisations working in Landcare and Members of Parliament; and
  • to provide opportunities for Members of Parliament to learn about Landcare provision in Western Australa and the issues involved in Landcare.

The Parliamentary Friends of Germany

Convenors:

Ms Sabine Winton MLA, Member for Wanneroo
Ph: (08) 9405 1244; Email: sabine.winton.mla@mp.wa.gov.au

Hon Tjorn Sibma MLC, Member for North Metropolitan Region
Ph: (08) 9440 4422; Email: tjorn.sibma@mp.wa.gov.au

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

The objectives and goals of the Parliamentary Friends of Germany are to:

  • Provide opportunities for Members of Parliament to establish and strengthen relationships with the German community in Western Australia.
  • Advocate for active engagement with the Western Australian-German Business community.
  • Foster friendly social and cultural ties between Western Australia and Germany.

The Parliamentary Friends of the Arts

Convenors:

Hon Darren West MLC, Member for Agricultural Region
Ph: (08) 9621 1999; Email: Darren.West.MP@mp.wa.gov.au

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

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

The objectives and goals of the Parliamentary Friends of the Arts are to:

  • to recognise the essential role of the Arts in contributing to the fabric of our Western Australian community and experience;
  • to promote, raise awareness of and encourage participation in the Arts in Western Australia, in both providers and consumers of the Arts;
  • to facilitate communication between people and organisations working in the Arts and Members of Parliament; and
  • to provide opportunities for Members of Parliament to learn about the Arts in Western Australia and the issues involved in the Arts Industry and for Artists and allied workers in this space.

The Parliamentary Friends of Japan

Convenors:

Mrs Jessica Stojkovski MLA, Member for Kingsley
Ph: (08) 9309 2666; Email: jessica.stojkovski@mp.wa.gov.au

Hon Samantha Rowe MLC, Member for East Metropolitan Region
Ph: (08) 9447 3855; Email: samantha.rowe@mp.wa.gov.au

The group is open to all Members of either House of the Parliament of Western Australia and of any party to join.

Western Australia and Japan have a long association which has been strengthened over many years by people-to-people and business exchange as well as numerous State, sister city and port relationships. The goals of this Group are to:

  • encourage friendship and cultural exchange between the Western Australian Members of Parliament and the Japanese community; and
  • advocate for active engagement with Japanese cultural and business endeavours and promote the WA-Japan relationship more broadly.

The Parliamentary Friends of Israel

Convenors:

Mr Simon Millman MLA, Member for Mount Lawley
Ph: (08) 9473 0800; Email: Simon.millman.mla@mp.wa.gov.au

Hon Kate Doust MLC, Member for South Metropolitan Region
Ph: (08) 9470 3511; Email: doust.southmetro@mp.wa.gov.au

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

The objectives are to serve as a formal conduit between the WA Parliament, Israel and the Jewish community:

  • To co-host briefings by visiting dignitaries, members of the Israeli Parliament, journalists and analysts who contribute to greater understanding of Israel.
  • To co-host events and ceremonies with the Western Australian Jewish Community.
  • Provide opportunities for Members of Parliament to learn about Israel, as well as the challenges and opportunities in the region.

The Parliamentary Friends of Fashion

Convenors:

Hon Ayor Makur Chuot MLC, Member for North Metropolitan Region
Ph: (08) 9477 1686; Email: ayor.makurchuot@mp.wa.gov.au@mp.wa.gov.au

Hon Samantha Rowe MLC, Member for East Metropolitan Region
Ph: (08) 9477 3855; Email: samantha.rowe@mp.wa.gov.au

Mrs Jessica Stojkovski MLA, Member for Kingsley
Ph: (08) 9309 2666; Email: jessica.stojkovski@mp.wa.gov.au

Hon Wilson Tucker MLC, Member for Mining and Pastoral Region
Ph: (08) 9481 6067; Email: wilson.tucker@mp.wa.gov.au

Hon Klara Andric MLC, Member for South Metropolitan Region
Ph: (08) 9337 9176; Email: klara.andric@mp.wa.gov.au

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

The aim of the Parliamentary Friends of Fashion is to provide opportunities for Members of Parliament to establish strong connections with Western Australia’s diverse fashion industry including designers, manufacturers, wholesalers, retailers, educators, event creators and collaborators who are impacting local, national, and global spaces. It will engage with and advocate on behalf of fashion industry people, many who are entrepreneurial women, contributing to our state’s culture and the arts, innovation, trade, and tourism sectors.

The Parliamentary Friends of Neurodiversity and Intellectual Disabilities

Convenors:

Ms Hannah Beazley MLA, Member for Victoria Park
Ph: (08) 9361 1777; Email: hannah.beazley@mp.wa.gov.au

Mr Hugh Jones MLA, Member for Darling Range
Ph: (08) 9525 4822; Email: hugh.jones.mla@mp.wa.gov.au

Hon Wilson Tucker MLC, Member for Mining and Pastoral Region
Ph: (08) 9481 6067; Email: wilson.tucker@mp.wa.gov.au

The Parliamentary Friends of Neurodiversity and Intellectual Disabilities Group is open to all Members of the 41st Parliament from either House to join and/or support.

The primary objects and aims of the Parliamentary Friends of Neurodiversity and Intellectual Disabilities are:

  • to facilitate communication between those living with neurodiversity and intellectual disabilities, their advocates, the disability community and Members of Parliament;
  • to increase awareness and promote understanding of the challenges facing people living with neurodiversity and intellectual disabilities, their families and their carers;
  • to support research into neurodiversity and intellectual disabilities; and
  • to advocate for greater accessibility to services, inclusive employment options, inclusive communities, and opportunities to improve the quality of life for those living with neurodiversity and intellectual disabilities.

The Parliamentary Friends of Motor Neurone Disease

Convenors:

Ms Hannah Beazley MLA, Member for Victoria Park
Ph: (08) 9361 1777; Email: hannah.beazley@mp.wa.gov.au

Hon. Pierre Yang MLC, Member for North Metropolitan Region
Ph: (08) 9380 6957; Email: pierre.yang.mp@mp.wa.gov.au

Ms Margaret Quirk MLA, Member for Landsdale
Ph: (08) 9247 2477; Email: margaret.quirk@mp.wa.gov.au

The Parliamentary Friends of Motor Neurone Disease Group is open to all Members of the 41st Parliament from either House to join and/or support.

The primary objects and aims of the Parliamentary Friends of Motor Neurone Disease are:

  • to facilitate communication between those living with Motor Neurone Disease (MND), their advocates and carers, the MND community and Members of Parliament;
  • to increase awareness and promote understanding of MND and the challenges facing those living with, and caring for those living with, MND;
  • to support the advocacy work of the MND community, particularly in helping to support and enhance research opportunities, treatments, care options, and the building of accessible communities; and
  • to advocate for improved quality of life outcomes for those living with MND and support the road to finding a cure.

The Parliamentary Friends of Basketball

Convenors:

Ms Hannah Beazley MLA, Member for Victoria Park
Ph: (08) 9361 1777; Email: hannah.beazley.mla@mp.wa.gov.au

Mr Peter Rundle MLA
Shadow Minister for Education; Training; International Education; Sport & Recreation; Racing & Gaming
Member for Roe
Ph: (08) 9881 3082; Email: peter.rundle@mp.wa.gov.au

Ms Jessica Stojkovski MLA, Member for Kingsley
Ph: (08) 9309 2666; Email: jessica.stojkovski.mla@mp.wa.gov.au

Ms Emily Hamilton MLA, Member for Joondalup
Ph: (08) 9300 3990; Email: emily.hamilton.mla@mp.wa.gov.au

The Parliamentary Friends of Basketball Group is open to all Members of the 41st Parliament from either House to join and/or support.

The primary objects and aims of the Parliamentary Friends of Basketball are to:

  • strengthen relations, and facilitate communications, between basketball-related associations, the diverse communities who engage with basketball, and Members of Parliament;
  • support opportunities to expand the reach of basketball across Western Australia and improve the capacities and capabilities of basketball clubs and associations throughout the State;
  • promote the benefits of basketball on the mental, physical and social health of players, spectators, organisers, volunteers, and the community at large; and
  • support greater accessibility to basketball, including amongst our First Nations, regional, migrant and disability communities, and foster inclusivity in the sport.

The Parliamentary Friends of Organ Donation

Convenors:

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

Ms Jodie Hanns MLA, Member for Collie-Preston
Ph: (08) 9734 2073; Email: jodie.hanns@mp.wa.gov.au

Dr Jags Krishnan MLA, Member for Riverton
Ph: (08) 9332 1589; Email: jags.krishnan@mp.wa.gov.au

The Parliamentary Friends of Organ Donation is open to all Members of the 41st Parliament from either House to join and/or support.

The primary objects and aims of the Parliamentary Friends of Organ Donation are to:

  • provide a non-partisan forum for parliamentarians to meet and interact with stakeholder groups on matters relating to organ donation;
  • facilitate communication between people with an interest in organ donation or who have a connection to organ donation with Members of Parliament;
  • increase awareness and promote rates of registration of organ donation.

The Parliamentary Friends of the Commonwealth

Convenors:

Hon. Shelley Payne MLC, Member for the Agricultural Region
Ph: (08) 9072 1786; Email: shelley.payne@mp.wa.gov.au

Hon. Steven Martin MLC, Member for the Agricultural Region
Ph: (08) 9881 1558; Email: steve.martin@mp.wa.gov.au

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

The objectives of the Parliamentary Friends of the Commonwealth are to:

  • provide opportunities for Members of Parliament in Western Australia to establish and strengthen relationships with the 56 Commonwealth member countries to assist in delivering a common and sustainable future;
  • advocate for active engagement with the Western Australian-Commonwealth Business community to boost trade and economy;
  • foster friendly social and cultural ties between Western Australia and our Commonwealth partners.

The Parliamentary Friends of the Soccer (Football)

Convenors:

Ms Ali Kent MLA, Member for Kalgoorlie
Ph: (08) 9021 6766; Email: ali.kent@mp.wa.gov.au

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

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

Ms Rebecca Stephens MLA, Member for Albany
Ph: (08) 9841 8799; Email: Rebecca.stephens@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 Soccer (Football) is open to all Members of the 41st Parliament from either House to join and/or support. It is an informal group of WA State Parliamentarians with a common interest in soccer 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 soccer (Football). The Parliamentary Friends of Soccer is a means of Football West to keep Members of Parliament up to date with everything that is happening in soccer in Western Australia.

The primary objects and aims of the Parliamentary Friends of Soccer are to:

  • strengthen relations, and facilitate communications, between soccer-related associations, the diverse communities who engage with soccer, and Members of Parliament;
  • support opportunities to expand the reach of soccer across Western Australia and improve the capacities and capabilities of soccer clubs and associations throughout the State;
  • promote the benefits of soccer on the mental, physical and social health of players, spectators, organisers, volunteers, and the community at large; and
  • support greater accessibility to soccer, including amongst our First Nations, regional, migrant and disability communities, and foster inclusivity in the sport.

The Parliamentary Friends of People Living with Dementia

Convenors:

Mr Chris Tallentire MLA, Member for Thornlie
Ph: (08) 9493 2223; Email: Chris.Tallentire@mp.wa.gov.au

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

The Parliamentary Friends of People Living with Dementia is open to all Members of the 41st Parliament from either House to join and/or support. Dementia is the leading cause of death for women in Australia, and the second leading cause for all Australians. Indigenous Australians experience dementia at a rate 3 to 5 times higher than the general population. With the number of Western Australians living with dementia, and the impact on their families and carers, projected to increase rapidly by 2050, it is critical that we develop a dementia response and an inclusive society.

The aim of the Group is to ensure members of the WA Parliament have awareness of dementia and knowledge of organisations and people who can assist them as dementia-related issues come to their attention.

The Parliamentary Friends of Rugby League

Convenors:

Mr Peter Tinley MLA, Member for Willagee
Ph: (08) 9331 8015; Email: Peter.Tinley@mp.wa.gov.au

Hon. Dr Steve Thomas MLC
Shadow Minister for Energy; Treasury; Industrial Relations
Member for South West Region
Ph: (08) 9792 5628; Email: Steve.Thomas@mp.wa.gov.au

The Parliamentary Friends of Rugby League is open to all Members and is an informal group of WA State Parliamentarians with a common interest in Rugby League to help promote, support, and encourage involvement in the sport at all levels.

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

The objectives of the Parliamentary Friends of Rugby League are to:

  • provide opportunities for Members of Parliament to establish and strengthen relationships with the Rugby League community in Western Australia;
  • promote the contribution of Rugby League and the leadership, teamwork, and development opportunities; and
  • expand the reach of Rugby League to the new migrant communities, low socio-economic and Aboriginal communities of Western Australia.

The Parliamentary Friends of LGBTIQA+ Group

Convenors:

Hon Mia Davies MLA, Shadow Minister for Mines and Petroleum; Electoral Affairs; Aboriginal Affairs
Member for Central Wheatbelt
Ph: (08) 9041 1702; Email: Mia.Davies@mp.wa.gov.au

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

The Parliamentary Friends of LGBTIQA+ Group is open to all Members of Parliament to join and will be apolitical in its purpose and activities. There have been many changes in LGBTIQA+ communities over time, particularly in recent years. The primary aim of this group will be to facilitate communication between Members of Parliament and our communities in order to foster a deeper awareness and understanding.

The objectives of the Parliamentary Friends of LGBTIQA+ Group are to:

  • provide a forum for dialogue between Members of Parliament and members of LGBTIQA+ communities;
  • facilitate opportunities for Members of Parliament to hear the lived experiences of members of the LGBTIQA+ community; and
  • promote an understanding of the benefits of a more LGBTIQA+ inclusive and affirming community in Western Australia.

The Parliamentary Friends of France and the Francophone World

Convenors:

Mr Chris Tallentire MLA
Member for Thornlie
Ph: (08) 9493 2223; Email: Chris.Tallentire@mp.wa.gov.au

Hon Dr Sally Talbot MLC
Member for South West Region
Ph: (08) 9725 3711; Email: Sally.Talbot@mp.wa.gov.au

Hon Dan Caddy MLC
Member for North Metropolitan Region
Ph: (08) 9301 1896; Email: Daniel.Caddy@mp.wa.gov.au

The objective of the group is to assist Members of Parliament appreciate the significance of the francophone cultural and business communities in Western Australia. This will be done by:

  • Providing opportunities for Members of Parliament to establish and strengthen relationships with the francophone community in Western Australia;
  • Advocating for active engagement with the Western Australian-Francophone cultural and business communities; and
  • Fostering friendly social and cultural ties between Western Australia and France and the broader French speaking world.

The Parliamentary Friends of Cystic Fibrosis

Convenors:

Mr Paul Lilburne MLA
Member for Carine
Ph: (08) 9246 1800; Email: paul.lilburne.mla@mp.wa.gov.au

Mr Hugh Jones MLA
Member for Darling Range
Ph: (08) 9525 4822; Email: hugh.jones@mp.wa.gov.au

The Parliamentary Friends of Cystic Fibrosis 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 Cystic Fibrosis are to:

  • provide opportunities for Members of Parliament to learn about the needs of people with Cystic Fibrosis, 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 Cystic Fibrosis and Members of Parliament;
  • increase awareness and raise the profile of Cystic Fibrosis in the community;
  • 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 Cystic Fibrosis; and
  • champion initiatives that seek to deliver improved outcomes for people with Cystic Fibrosis.