Parliamentary Friendship Groups for the 44th Parliament Register
Friends of End of Life
To disseminate accurate information to Senators and members on End of Life issues and services available;
To act as a forum for policy discussion among Senators and members on end of Life care and facilities; and
To provide feedback to Senators and Members on opinions and concerns raised by community groups and constituents and End of Life issues.
Nola Marino MP
Senator Claire Moore
Parliamentarians Against child Abuse and neglect (PACAN)
PACAN seeks to raise awareness of the incidence of child abuse and neglect to all Federal Parliamentarians in the Commonwealth of Australia. It provides a forum to further understand the mitigating causes and to hold discussion with the relevant stakeholders in an endeavour to address the social and economic costs of child abuse.
Senator Helen Kroger
Senator Catryna Bilyk
Parliamentary Friendship Group on Asbestos Related Disease (PARG)
The Parliamentary Group on Asbestos Related Disease (PARG) will enable Parliamentarians to come together to raise awareness of, and to stop the burden of, asbestos related disease
Senator Lisa Singh
Mr Russell Broadbent MP
Parliamentary Friends of Deakin University
To promote with parliamentarians the opportunities Deakin University has to offer and celebrate the achievements of the largest regional university in Australia. It will highlight the importance of education, new developments in delivery of higher education and the capacity for education to enhance the productivity and competitiveness of regional Australia whilst transforming the lives of students regardless of location or financial circumstances.
Ms Anna Burke
Mr Dan Tehan
Parliamentary Friends of Medicine
This group provides a non-partisan forum for MPs to meed and interact with medical experts, patients and representatives of the medicines industry to discuss medical developments and health issues important to constituents.
Mr John Alexander MP
Senator Claire Moore
Senator Richard Di Natale
Parliamentary Friendship Group of Men’s Sheds
To promote the concept of Men's Sheds
Mr Mark Coulton MP
Mr Chris Hayes MP
Parliamentary Friends of Primary Producers
To disseminate accurate information to Senators and members on Primary Producers and Primary Production;
To act as a forum for policy discussion among Senators and members on Primary Producers and Primary Production; and
To provide feedback to Senators and Members on opinions and concerns raised by community groups and constituents on Primary Producers and Primary Production.
Ms Nola Marino MP
The Hon Joel Fitzgibbon MP
Parliamentary Friends of Rugby League
The Hon Matt thistlethwaite MP
Senator the Hon Marise Payne
Parliamentary Liaison Group for Prevention of Fetal alcohol spectrum Disorder (FASD)/Fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS)
To disseminate accurate information to Senators and Members on FASD;
To act as a forum for policy discussion among Senators and Members on FASD; and
To provide feedback to Senators and Members on opinions and concerns raised by community groups and constituents on FASD.
The Hon Dr Sharman Stone MP
Mr Graham Perrett
Parliamentary Friendship Groups are groups formally recognised by the Presiding Officers. That recognition lasts for the term of the Parliament. View the list of the Parliamentary Friendship Groups for the previous (43rd) Parliament.
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