Parliamentary Friendship Groups (non-country)

Parliamentary Friendship Groups (non-country) for the 46th Parliament are formally recognised by the Presiding Officers. Their recognition lasts for the term of Parliament. View the list of the Parliamentary Friendship Groups for the previous (45th) Parliament.

Establishment of Parliamentary Friendship Groups (non-country)

Presiding Officers' guidelines are available hereThese guidelines apply to Parliamentary Friendship Groups (non-country) only. A separate process applies for Parliamentary Country Groups. An example application to form a Parliamentary Friendship Group (non-country) is available here.

For more information, please contact the International and Parliamentary Relations Office: (02) 6277 4340 or ipro@aph.gov.au.

Membership lists

Please note: enquiries regarding membership lists (current or former) should be directed to the contact person/s for that group as per the list below.


AUSTRALIAN PARLIAMENTARY GROUP ON POPULATION AND DEVELOPMENT

It is intended that this Group will provide a non-partisan forum for MPs to meet and interact with experts from various organisations working on international aid and development, the Australian public service and visiting international parliamentarians on matters relating to gender equality, women's empowerment and reproductive health.

Contact Persons:

Senator Mehreen Faruqi
Ms Lisa Chesters MP
(Co-Chairs)


PARLIAMENTARIANS AGAINST CHILD ABUSE AND NEGLECT (PACAN)

Contact Persons:

Senator Catryna Bilyk
Hon Ken Wyatt MP
(Co-Chairs)


PARLIAMENTARIANS FOR ACTION TO REDUCE VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN AND CHILDREN

It is our intention for the group to provide a non-partisan forum for Senators and MPs to increase awareness of the national crisis of violence against women and children and to discuss policy responses needed to address it. In particular, the Group will provide an opportunity for parliamentarians to:

  • receive updates on implementation of the 4th Action Plan of the National Plan to Reduce Violence against Women and their Children;
  • liaise with key experts and advocates working in the field of domestic and family violence;
  • discuss and disseminate new research and reports;
  • receive updates on current efforts to address violence against women and children throughout Australia, including early intervention programs; and
  • discuss opportunities for new programs or improvement of current programs.

Contact Persons:

Senator Larissa Waters
Dr Fiona Martin MP
Dr Anne Aly MP
(Co-Convenors)


PARLIAMENTARY ANTARCTIC ALLIANCE

It is intended that this Group will aim to provide a forum to air concerns, communicate information and host events, with a view to raising awareness and understanding of Australia's strategic role and interests in Antarctica to members of Parliament and to the public.

Contact Persons:

Senator the Hon Jonathon Duniam
Senator Catryna Bilyk
(Co-Chairs)


PARLIAMENTARY FRIENDS OF THE ABC

Contact Persons:

Hon Darren Chester MP
Dr Mike Freelander MP
Ms Rebekha Sharkie MP
Mr Andrew Wilkie MP
Senator Sarah Hanson-Young
(Co-Convenors)


PARLIAMENTARY FRIENDS OF ADOPTION

Contact Persons:

Senator Zed Seselja
Senator Kimberley Kitching
(Co-Chairs) 


PARLIAMENTARY FRIENDS OF AFFORDABLE HOUSING AND REDUCING HOMELESSNESS

It is intended that this group will provide a non-partisan forum for MPs to meet and interact with Housing stakeholders on matters relating to Homelessness and Housing Affordability.

Contact Persons:

Mr Jason Clare MP
Senator Mehreen Faruqi
Mr John Alexander OAM MP
(Co-Chairs) 


PARLIAMENTARY FRIENDS OF AGEING AND AGED CARE

It is intended that the group will be a forum for bipartisan discussion on matters relating to the ageing of Australia's population and the provision of quality aged care services in Australia.

The group will have a particular focus on reviewing the benefits of aged care sector reforms, the mertis of future reform initiatives and staying abreast of emerging trends and issues facing the aged care sector an an ageing Australia.

Contact Persons:

Senator Dean Smith
Ms Ged Kearney MP
(Co-Chairs) 


PARLIAMENTARY FRIENDS OF ARTHRITIS

The Parliamentary Friends of Arthritis is a non-partisan group that is open to all Senators and Members. The Group boasts a broad membership across both houses of Parliament with members from all sides of politics represented. The purpose of the group is to enable politicians' first-hand understanding of the issues and concerns within the community about arthritis and related conditions.

Contact Persons:

Senator Carol Brown
(Chair)
Senator Rachel Siewert
(Deputy Chair)
Hon Dr David Gillespie MP
Dr Michael Freelander MP
(Co-Convenors)


PARLIAMENTARY GROUP ON ASBESTOS RELATED DISEASE (PGARD)

Contact Persons:

Mr Russell Broadbent MP
Ms Lisa Chesters MP
(Co-Chairs) 


PARLIAMENTARY FRIENDS OF ASTHMA

The Group will seek to raise awareness of the prevalence and impact of asthma among Members of Parliament and in the broader community.

Contact Persons:

Dr Mike Freelander MP
Mr Tony Pasin MP
(Co-Chairs) 


PARLIAMENTARY FRIENDS OF AUSTRALIAN BASKETBALL

It is intended that this Group will provide a non-partisan forum for MPs to meet and interact with Basketball Australia on matters relating to Australian basketball.

Contact Persons:

Mr Tim Watts MP
Senator Zed Seselja
(Co-Chairs) 


PARLIAMENTARY FRIENDS OF AUSTRALIAN BOOKS AND WRITERS

Contact Persons:

Mr Graham Perrett MP
Senator Hollie Hughes
(Co-Chairs) 


PARLIAMENTARY FRIENDS OF AUSTRALIAN CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY

It is intended that this Group will provide a non-partisan forum for MPs to meet and interact with researchers and thought leaders from ACU on matters relating to the mission and work program of the university.

Contact Persons:

Mr Trent Zimmerman MP
Ms Alicia Payne MP
(Co-Convenor) 


PARLIAMENTARY FRIENDS OF AUSTRALIAN MUSIC

This Parliamentary Friendship Group is open to all Senators and Members and is non-partisan. Its objectives are:

  • To raise awareness of the immense contribution to the Australian economy made by the Australian music industry.
  • To support and promote the work of the Australian music industry that continues to contribute much to modern Australian culture.
  • To keep members of Parliament informed as to how public policy is affecting the Australian music industry.

Contact Persons:

Ms Nicolle Flint MP
Mr Stephen Jones MP
(Co-Chairs) 


PARLIAMENTARY FRIENDS OF AUSTRALIAN RED MEAT

It is intended that this Group will provide a non-partisan forum for MPs to meet and promote Australian red meat from the regions, discuss the economic benefits of the industry and provide a forum for parliamentarians to discuss and receive briefings on all matters red meat. This group will also receive accurate and up to date information from those working in the industry, discuss key issues around red meat (including supply chain from paddock to plate), and provide access to industry experts.

Contact Persons:

Senator Susan McDonald
Mr Milton Dick MP
(Co-Chairs) 


PARLIAMENTARY FRIENDS FOR AN AUSTRALIAN REPUBLIC

It is intended that this Group will provide a non-partisan forum for MPs to meet and interact with Stakeholder Groups on matters relating to progression towards an Australian Republic.

Contact Persons:

Mr Jason Falinski MP
Senator Katy Gallagher
(Co-Chairs) 


PARLIAMENTARY FRIENDS OF AUSTRALIAN SPIRITS

It is intended that this Group will provide a non-partisan forum for MPs and Senators to meet and interact with Australian distilled spirits industry stakeholders on matters relating to supporting and growing Australia's distilled spirits sector, which is an important economic contributor to regional communities.

Contact Persons:

Mr Brian Mitchell MP
Senator Perin Davey
(Co-Chairs) 


PARLIAMENTARY FRIENDS OF AUSTRALIANS LIVING WITH RARE DISEASES

The Group will seek to raise awareness of the prevalence and impact of rare diseases among Members of Parliament and in the broader community.

Contact Persons:

Dr Mike Freelander MP
Mr Trent Zimmerman MP
(Co-Chairs) 


PARLIAMENTARY FRIENDS OF AUTISM

It is intended that this Group will provide a non-partisan forum for MPs and Senators to work towards the promotion of the acceptance and inclusion of children and adults living with autism. The group will also provide access for members to meet adults on the spectrum and hear first-hand experiences, provide accurate and up to date information from those working in the area, and discuss key issues that are important to the autism community.

Contact Persons:

Senator Hollie Hughes
(Chair)
Mr Milton Dick MP
(Co-Chair) 


PARLIAMENTARY FRIENDS OF BETTER CITIES

It is intended that this Group will provide a non-partisan forum for MPs to meet and interact with the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects, Australasian Railway Association, Australian Sustainable Built Environment Council, Bus Industry Confederation of Australia, Consult Australia, Council of Capital City Lord Mayors, Green Building Council of Australia, International Association of Public Transport Australia & New Zealand, National Growth Areas Alliance, National Heart Foundation, Outdoor Media Association, Planning Institute of Australia, Property Council of Australia, Real Estate Institute of Australia and We Ride Australia.

The Parliamentary Friendship Group for Better Cities will work together to make Australia’s capital and major cities more liveable, more resilient and more productive.

Contact Persons:

Mr Dave Sharma MP
(Chair)
Mr Andrew Giles MP
Senator Janet Rice
(Co-Deputy Chairs) 


PARLIAMENTARY FRIENDS OF BLOCKCHAIN

It is intended that this Group will provide a non-partisan forum for MPs to meet and raise awareness of Blockchain as well as give industry a chance to showcase its users. Blockchain is a rapidly growing technology that has a myriad of applications in finance, agriculture, healthcare and much more.

Contact Persons:

Senator Susan McDonald
Hon Ed Husic MP
(Co-Chairs) 


BRAIN CANCER AND TUMOUR AWARENESS (BC&TAG) PARLIAMENTARY FRIENDSHIP GROUP

The Brain Cancer and Tumour Awareness Group aims to educate and empower the broader community with regard to brain cancers and tumours by:

  1. increasing awareness and understanding of the health issues and impact of brain cancers and tumours to politicians and community leaders;
  2. identifying and liaising with the medical profession, researchers and experts working in this field; and
  3. providing a forum for discussion and dissemination of information on associated topics of interest.

Contact Persons:

Senator Catryna Bilyk
Senator Stirling Griff
(Co-Convenors) 


PARLIAMENTARY FRIENDS OF THE BRING JULIAN ASSANGE HOME GROUP

The Group is made up on Senators and Members from across the Parliament and is non-partisan. The Group will provide a forum for the members to meet and interact with each other and relevant stakeholders on matters relating to bringing Julian Assange home to Australia.

Contact Persons:

Mr Andrew Wilkie MP
Mr George Christensen MP
(Co-Chairs) 


PARLIAMENTARY FRIENDS OF BUSHFIRE RECOVERY

It is intended that this Group will provide a non-partisan forum for Parliamentarians to meet and interact with groups and individuals on matters relating to bushfire recovery and will promote a continued focus on the issues facing communities impacted by bushfires.

Contact Persons:

Ms Rebekha Sharkie MP
Ms Helen Haines MP
(Co-Chairs) 
Hon David Gillespie MP
(Deputy Chair)


PARLIAMENTARY FRIENDS OF CANCER CARE AND CURE

It is intended that this Group will provide a non-partisan forum for MPs to meet and interact with health groups, cancer fundraising groups and cancer research facilities on matters relating to cancer care and cure of cancer sufferers, their family and care givers.

Contact Persons:

Senator Deborah O'Neill
Dr Katie Allen MP
(Co-Chairs) 


PARLIAMENTARY FRIENDS OF THE CAPITAL REGION

It is intended that this group will provide a non-partisan forum for MPs to meet and interact with ACT regional food and beverage industry providers at a showcase to be held mid-2020.

Contact Persons:

Mr David Smith MP
(Chair)
Senator Zed Seselja
(Deputy Chair) 


PARLIAMENTARY FRIENDS OF CARERS

It is intended that this Group will provide a non-partisan forum for MPs to meet and interact with Carers Australia and relevant stakeholders on matters relating to the 2.7 million unpaid carers in Australia who provide care for family members and friends.

Contact Persons:

Ms Emma McBride MP
Mr Craig Kelly MP
Senator Rachel Siewert
(Co-Convenors) 


PARLIAMENTARY FRIENDS OF CHILD AND ADOLESCENT HEALTH

This Group would focus on the physical and mental health of children and adolescents and would invite expert groups to Parliament to discuss recent advances important to the health of children and adolescents.

Contact Persons:

Dr Mike Freelander MP
Dr Katie Allen MP
(Co-Chairs) 


PARLIAMENTARY FRIENDS OF CLIMATE ACTION

It is intended that this Group will provide a non-partisan forum for Parliamentarians to meet and interact with groups and individuals on matters relating to expertise on climate change science and policy.

Contact Persons:

Ms Rebekha Sharkie MP
Ms Helen Haines MP
(Co-Chairs) 
Ms Zali Stegall MP
(Deputy Chair) 


PARLIAMENTARY FRIENDS OF COMBATING CHILD EXPLOITATION IN AUSTRALIA AND THE ACCCE

It is intended that this Group will provide a non-partisan forum for MPs to meet and interact with stakeholders including the Australian Federal Police, Australian Border Force, other law enforcement agencies, the e-safety commissioner, and community advocates like the Morcombe Foundation.

The group will be briefed on successful law enforcement and ACCCE operations; receive information on how to promote keeping kids safe online and in their community and gain up to date information on emerging threats to our nation's child protection regime.

Contact Persons:

Mr Julian Simmonds MP
Mr Josh Burns MP
(Co-Chairs)


PARLIAMENTARY FRIENDS OF COMPLEMENTARY AND TRADITIONAL THERAPIES

Contact Persons:

Senator Stirling Griff
Ms Rebekha Sharkie MP
(Co-Chairs) 


PARLIAMENTARY FRIENDS OF CONTEMPORARY ARTS AND CULTURE

Contact Persons:

Mr John Alexander OAM MP
Mrs Maria Vamvakinou MP
(Co-Chairs) 


PARLIAMENTARY FRIENDS OF CO-OPERATIVES AND MUTUALS

It is intended that this Group will provide a non-partisan forum for MPs to meet and interact with mutual and co-operative organisations on matters relating to levelling the playing field for the sector.

Contact Persons:

Mr Kevin Hogan MP
Hon Dr Andrew Leigh MP
(Co-Chairs) 


PARLIAMENTARY FRIENDS OF CRICKET

It is intended that this Group will provide a non-partisan forum for MPs to meet and interact with stakeholders involved with the sport of cricket. This Group will seek to engage all Senators and Members with any cricket programs within their electorates and celebrate the important contribution that cricket makes to Australian society.

Contact Persons:

Hon Julie Collins MP
Hon Christian Porter MP
(Co-Chairs) 


PARLIAMENTARY FRIENDS OF CYCLING

It is intended that this Group will provide a non-partisan forum for parliamentarians to meet and interact with cycling and active transport groups on matters relating to current practice and benefits provided by the bicycle and active transport, it's contribution to better health and mental health, improved community liveability and environment, increased transport options (including e-bikes, micromobility, and new technologies) and economic development, opportunities in regional Australia through destination marketing build around bicycle facilities and cycle tourism.

Contact Persons:

Mr Andrew Leigh MP
Ms Helen Haines MP
Mr Dave Sharma MP
(Co-Chairs) 


PARLIAMENTARY FRIENDS OF DEFENCE

It is intended that this Group will provide a non-partisan forum for MPs to meet and interact with think tanks and academics on matters relating to defence, national security and foreign policy issues.

Contact Persons:

Mr Vince Connelly MP
Mr Pat Conroy MP
(Co-Chairs) 


PARLIAMENTARY FRIENDS OF DEFENCE HONOURS AND AWARDS

If approved this Group will provide a non-partisan forum for MPs to meet and interact with serving soldiers, Veterans, RSL Groups and Defence organisations on matters relating to the Honours and Awards System.

Contact Persons:

Mr Joel Fitzgibbon MP
Mr Phillip Thompson MP
(Co-Chairs) 


PARLIAMENTARY FRIENDS OF DEMENTIA

It is intended that this Group will provide a non-partisan forum for MPs to meet and interact with Dementia Australia and other stakeholders on matters relating to dementia and how it affects the Australian community.

 

As a member of this group, there will be opportunities to meet with Dementia Australia and other stakeholders committed to tackling the disease and finding a cure.

 

Contact Persons:

Mr Andrew Laming MP
Senator Helen Polley
(Co-Chairs) 


PARLIAMENTARY FRIENDS OF DEMOCRACY

It is intended that this Group will provide a non-partisan forum for Members of Parliament to meet and interact with stakeholder individuals and groups on matters relating to upholding the tenants of our democratic institutions, including the rule of law, democracy and the constituent freedoms that make Australia a special place to live.

 

Contact Persons:

Senator Kimberley Kitching
Mr Andrew Hastie MP
(Co-Chairs) 


PARLIAMENTARY FRIENDS OF THE DENTAL INDUSTRY

It is intended that this Group will provide a non-partisan forum for MPs to meet and interact with Australian Dental Industry Association (ADIA) on matters relating to promoting Government/Sector collaboration around oral health and the promotion of a healthy, sustainable and innovative dental industry. There is a clear opportunity to bring together the entire dental and oral health sector for improved policy and advocacy collaboration around the support of improved oral health for all Australians.

 

Contact Persons:

Hon Dr David Gillespie MP
Dr Michael Freelander MP
(Co-Chairs) 


PARLIAMENTARY FRIENDS OF DIABETES

This Parliamentary Friendship Group is open to all Senators and Members and is non-partisan. Its objectives are:

  1. To raise awareness through Parliamentary events, with Members of Parliament and the wider community, of the impact and prevalence of diabetes in the community.
  2. To assist in the development of public policies and increase public awareness of diabetes.
  3. To regularly engage with research and medical groups that work to prevent, manage, understand and cure diabetes.

Contact Persons:

Mr Graham Perrett MP
Mr Rowan Ramsey MP
(Co-Chairs) 


PARLIAMENTARY FRIENDS OF THE DIGITALLY-ENABLED ECONOMY

In light of the increasingly complex nature of the digital economy and its regulation, it is intended that this Group will provide a non-partisan forum for MPs to meet and interact with representatives of digitally-enabled industries on matters relating to innovation, policy and technology.

Contact Persons:

Mr Dave Sharma MP
Dr Anne Aly MP
(Co-Chairs) 


PARLIAMENTARY FRIENDS OF DISABILITY

It is intended that this Group will provide a non-partisan forum for MPs and Senators to meet and interact with the disability community to raise awareness amongst Parliamentarians of some of the issues faced by people with disabilities, their families and their carers.

Contact Persons:

Senator Jordan Steele-John
Hon Bill Shorten MP
Dr Fiona Martin MP
(Co-Chairs) 


PARLIAMENTARY FRIENDS OF EARLY CHILDHOOD

It is intended that this Group will provide a non-partisan forum for MPs to meet and interact with early childhood stakeholder groups on matters relating to early intervention and development issues, childhood vulnerability and parental education, child safety and early learning.

Contact Persons:

Mr Andrew Laming MP
Mr Patrick Gorman MP
(Co-Chairs) 


PARLIAMENTARY FRIENDS OF EDUCATION

It is intended that this Group will provide a non-partisan forum for MPs to meet and interact with stakeholders on matters relating to education.

Contact Persons:

Hon Kevin Andrews MP
Senator Deborah O'Neill
(Co-Chairs) 


PARLIAMENTARY FRIENDS OF ENDING LONELINESS

It is intended that this Group will provide a non-partisan forum for MPs to meet and discuss the issues on loneliness as a health and a social issue. The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the importance of an individual's sense of connection and belonging, and the need to reduce social isolation to reduce the incidents of mental health problems.

Contact Persons:

Dr Fiona Martin MP
Mr Andrew Giles MP
(Co-Chairs) 


PARLIAMENTARY FRIENDS OF ENDOMETRIOSIS AWARENESS

This Parliamentary Friendship Group is open to all Senators and Members and is non-partisan. Its objectives are:

  1. To raise awareness of endometriosis as a reproductive and chronic pain condition affecting many women throughout Australia.
  2. To inform Parliamentarians, Shadow Ministers and Ministers of the plight of sufferers of endometriosis with a view to securing funding for further medical research and awareness raising.
  3. To facilitate a forum whereby organisations already working on endometriosis research and awareness raising can come together to coordinate their activities.

Contact Persons:

Ms Nicolle Flint MP
Ms Lisa Chesters MP
(Co-Chairs) 


PARLIAMENTARY FRIENDS OF EYE HEALTH AND VISION CARE

It is intended that this Group will provide a non-partisan forum to raise awareness with members of Parliament and the wider community about barriers for those living with blindness or a vision impairment and discuss how those barriers can be overcome and eliminated throughout our community and society.

Contact Persons:

Mr Andrew Laming MP
Ms Meryl Swanson MP
(Co-Chairs) 


PARLIAMENTARY FRIENDS OF FACIOSCAPULOHUMERAL MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY (FSHD)

It is intended that this Group will provide a non-partisan forum for MPs and Senators to raise awareness of FSHD, a genetic disorder which causes progressive muscle wasting. FSHD affects 1 in every 7500 Australians - around 3000 people, and an estimated 1 million individuals globally. There is no treatment or cure available.

Contact Persons:

Dr Fiona Martin MP
Dr Mike Freelander MP
(Co-Chairs) 


PARLIAMENTARY FRIENDS OF FOOTBALL

It is intended that this Group will provide a non-partisan forum for MPs and Senators to promote the economic and social benefits of football (soccer).

Contact Persons:

Senator Nita Green
Ms Zali Steggall MP
(Co-Chairs) 


PARLIAMENTARY FRIENDS OF FORESTRY INDUSTRIES

It is intended that this Group will provide a non-partisan forum for Members of Parliament to meet and interact with the forestry industry and its stakeholders to raise awareness of issues facing the industry.

Contact Persons:

Mr Tony Pasin MP
Mr Joel Fitzgibbon MP
(Co-Convenors) 


PARLIAMENTARY FRIENDS OF FREE TV

It is intended that this Group will provide a non-partisan forum for MPs to meet and interact with those involved in the production and distribution of free to air television content for Australian audiences on matters relating to the sector.

Contact Persons:

Ms Susan Templeman MP
Senator Andrew Bragg
(Co-Chairs) 


PARLIAMENTARY FRIENDS OF GRANDPARENT CARERS

It is intended that this Group will provide a non-partisan forum for MPs to meet and interact with grandparent carers on matters relating to grandparent carers who raise their grandchildren.

Contact Persons:

Senator Rachel Siewert
Senator Dean Smith
Senator Carol Brown
(Co-Chairs) 


PARLIAMENTARY FRIENDS OF GUN CONTROL

With gun violence continuing to be a high profile challenge in other countries, Australia needs to remain steady as a beacon for gun control. The establishment of this group will remember the tragedy of Port Arthur and the reforms that followed, and make sure we balance the needs of sporting shooters against the demands of the community to stay safe.

Contact Persons:

Mr Andrew Leigh MP
Mr John Alexander OAM MP
(Co-Chairs) 


PARLIAMENTARY FRIENDS OF HAEMOCHROMATOSIS

Hereditary Haemochromatosis (HH) is a condition the symptoms of which are completely preventable if the genetic risk is identified and blood donations initiated. Early symptoms of HH include fatigue, and many sufferers ignore these symptoms until it is too late.

HH is Australia's most common genetic disorder, which affects approximately 1 in every 200 Australians of European origin. However, awareness of the disorder is still quite low amongst the Australian population and people are needlessly suffering from its affects.

The Parliamentary Friends of Haemochromatosis aims to:

  1. Raise awareness of Haemochromatosis amongst parliamentarians and the wider population,
  2. Promote the need for more Australians to be diagnosed and treated,
  3. Inform Federal Parliamentarians of the latest developments in treatment, screening and raising awareness.

Contact Persons:

Senator Catryna Bilyk
Dr Katie Allen MP
(Co-Convenors) 


PARLIAMENTARY FRIENDS OF HEALTH AND MEDICAL RESEARCH

It is intended that this group will provide a non-partisan forum for MPs to meet and interact with medical researchers and scientists on matters relating to medical research.

Contact Persons:

Ms Clare O'Neil MP
Ms Katie Allen MP
(Co-Chairs) 


PARLIAMENTARY FRIENDS OF HEARING HEALTH AND DEAFNESS

It is intended that this Group will provide a non-partisan forum for MPs to meet and interact with deafness and hearing health sector organisations and services on matters relating to hearing health and deafness.

Contact Persons:

Dr Fiona Martin MP
Dr Mike Freelander MP
(Co-Chairs) 


PARLIAMENTARY FRIENDS OF HEART AND STROKE FOUNDATIONS

It is intended that this Group will provide a non-partisan forum for MPs to educate and empower the community and their colleagues for the prevention and better care and management of cardiovascular disease.

Contact Persons:

Ms Maria Vamvakinou MP
Mr John Alexander OAM MP
(Co-Convenors) 


PARLIAMENTARY FRIENDS FOR ACTION ON HIV/AIDS, BLOOD BORNE VIRUSES AND SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED INFECTIONS (HIV/AIDS, BBV AND STIs)

Contact Persons:

Senator Louise Pratt
Mr Tim Wilson MP
(Co-Chairs) 


PARLIAMENTARY FRIENDS OF INFRASTRUCTURE

Contact Persons:

Mr Patrick Gorman MP
Ms Lucy Wicks MP
(Co-Chairs) 


PARLIAMENTARY FRIENDS OF INNOVATION AND ENTERPRISE

It is inteded that this Group will provide a non-partisan forum for MPs to meet and interact with Stakeholder Groups on matters relating to Innovation and Enterprise.

Contact Persons:

Mr Jason Falinski MP
Ms Susan Templeman MP
(Co-Chairs) 


PARLIAMENTARY FRIENDS OF INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION

It is inteded that this Group will provide a non-partisan forum for MPs to meet and interact with international students and industry leaders from both the public and private sectors, on matters relating to the student experience, market distribution and the sustainability of growth.

Contact Persons:

Mr Julian Leeser MP
Mr Julian Hill MP
(Co-Chairs) 


PARLIAMENTARY FRIENDS OF LANDCARE

It is inteded that this Group will provide a non-partisan forum for MPs to meet and interact with members of the Landcare community and to support their efforts to promote sustainable agriculture and management of our natural resources.

Contact Persons:

Senator Raff Ciccone
Senator Perin Davey
(Co-Chairs) 


PARLIAMENTARY FRIENDSHIP GROUP FOR LGBTIQ AUSTRALIANS

Contact Persons:

Mr Warren Entsch MP
Mr Graham Perrett MP
Senator Janet Rice
(Co-Chairs) 


PARLIAMENTARY FRIENDS OF LUNG HEALTH AND LUNG CANCER

It is intended that this Group will provide a non-partisan forum for MPs to meet and interact with Lung Foundation Australia (LFA) and Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand (TSANZ) representatives including consumers, health professionals and lung health researchers, on matters relating to lung health and lung cancer (prevention, treatment and research).

Contact Persons:

Mr John Alexander OAM MP
Mr Steven Georganas MP
(Co-Chairs) 


PARLIAMENTARY FRIENDS OF MAKING SOCIAL MEDIA SAFE

It is intended that this Group will provide a non-partisan forum for MPs to meet and highlight the environment of social media and the risks associated. To consider how platforms can be held accountable for the material published on their sites, and what policy measures can be considered by governments to keep social media platforms safe.

Contact Persons:

Dr Anne Webster MP
Ms Sharon Claydon MP
(Co-Chairs) 


PARLIAMENTARY FRIENDS OF MEDICINES GROUP

Contact Persons:

Mr John Alexander OAM MP
Dr Mike Freelander MP
(Co-Chairs) 


PARLIAMENTARY FRIENDS OF MEDICINAL CANNABIS

The group will seek to raise awareness of the applications of medicinal cannabis among Members of Parliament and in the broader community.

Contact Persons:

Dr Mike Freelander MP
Mr Andrew Laming MP
Senator Rachel Siewert
(Co-Chairs) 


PARLIAMENTARY FRIENDS OF MELANOMA AND SKIN CANCER AWARENESS

The group will provide a forum for Members and Senators to meet and discuss ways of preventing and curing melanoma and other skin cancers through research, treatment and education programs.

The group will also aim to improve Senators and Members' awareness and the importance of early detection and treatment of melanoma and other skin cancers.

Contact Persons:

Hon Jason Clare MP
Hon Darren Chester MP
(Co-Chairs) 


PARLIAMENTARY FRIENDS OF MEN'S SHEDS

It is intended that this Group will provide a non-partisan forum for MPs to meet and interact with Australian Men's Shed Association and other organisations on matters relating to Men's Sheds.

Contact Persons:

Mr Ted O'Brien MP
Mr Rob Mitchell MP
(Co-Chairs) 


PARLIAMENTARY FRIENDS OF MENTAL HEALTH

It is intended that this Group will provide a non-partisan forum for MPs to meet and interact with stakeholders on matters relating to mental health and wellbeing.

Contact Persons:

Mr Andrew Wallace MP
Senator Deborah O'Neil
Senator Rachel Siewart
(Co-Chairs) 


PARLIAMENTARY FRIENDS OF MICROBIOLOGY

It is intended that this Group will provide a non-partisan forum for MPs to meet and interact with academic, clinical and scientific microbiologists on matters relating to:

  • Infectious diseases
  • Biosecurity
  • Public Health
  • Veterinary and agricultural microbiology
  • Food Safety
  • Epidemiology
  • Research and innovation

Contact Persons:

Hon Damian Drum MP
Mr Steve Georganas MP
(Co-Chairs) 


PARLIAMENTARY FRIENDS OF MULTICULTURALISM

Contact Persons:

Mr Russell Broadbent MP
Ms Maria Vamvakinou MP
(Co-Chairs) 


PARLIAMENTARY FRIENDS OF MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS

Contact Persons:

Senator Wendy Askew
Senator Deborah O'Neill
(Co-Chairs) 


PARLIAMENTARY FRIENDS OF MUSEUMS, LIBRARIES AND GALLERIES

Contact Persons:

Senator James Paterson
Mr Luke Gosling MP
(Co-Chairs) 


PARLIAMENTARY FRIENDS OF MYALGIC ENCEPHALOMYELITIS / CHRONIC FATIGUE SYNDROME (ME/CFS)

It is intended that this Group will provide a non-partisan forum for all MPs to meet and interact with people living with ME/CFS and their carers, advocacy groups and scientific and medical experts on matters relating to ME/CFS.

Contact Persons:

Ms Lucy Wicks MP
Ms Maria Vamvakinou MP
Senator Jordon Steele-John
(Co-Chairs) 


PARLIAMENTARY FRIENDS OF NETBALL

Contact Persons:

Ms Joanne Ryan MP
Senator Bridget McKenzie
(Co-Chairs) 


PARLIAMENTARY FRIENDS OF NUCLEAR INDUSTRIES

It is intended that this Group will provide a non-partisan forum for MPs to meet and interact with Industry leaders for the purpose of Education of Members and Senators in Nuclear Physics and Engineering and Medicine and related Industries.

Contact Persons:

The Hon Dr David Gillespie MP
Mrs Meryl Swanson MP
(Co-Chairs) 
The Hon Bob Katter MP
(Deputy Chair)


PARLIAMENTARY FRIENDS OF NURSING

It is intended that this Group will provide a non-partisan forum for MPs to meet and highlight the importance of Nurses in our urban and regional communities. At no time before have the roles of Nurses been more important than under the current health crisis.

Contact Persons:

Dr Anne Webster MP
Ms Ged Kearney MP
(Co-Chairs) 


PARLIAMENTARY FRIENDS OF THE OLYMPIC MOVEMENT IN AUSTRALIA

It is intended that this Group will provide a non-partisan forum for MPs to meet and interact with Australian Olympic Committee on matters relating to promotion of the fundamental principles and values of Olympism in Australia, particularly in the fields of sport, health and education by promoting Olympic sporting, health and educational programmes in all levels of schools, sports and physical education institutions and universities; 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.

Contact Persons:

Mr Bert van Manen MP
Mr Graham Perrett MP
(Co-Chairs) 


PARLIAMENTARY FRIENDS OF ORCHESTRAL MUSIC

It is intended that this Group will provide a non-partisan forum for Members and Senators to meet and interact with Australia's six symphony orchestras, the Adelaide, Melbourne, Queensland, Sydney, Tasmanian and West Australian Symphony Orchestras, as well as the organisations and individuals that support them. In addition, the group will consider issues relevant to symphony orchestras and symphonic repertoire, the broadcasting and accessibility of classical music to all Australians, and other issues and concerns relevant to orchestral music.

Contact Persons:

Senator Claire Chandler
Ms Susan Templeman MP
(Co-Chairs) 


PARLIAMENTARY FRIENDS OF ORGAN DONATION

Contact Persons:

Dr Mike Freelander MP
Ms Anne Webster MP
(Co-Chairs) 


PARLIAMENTARY FRIENDS OF PAIN MANAGEMENT

It is intended that this Group will provide a non-partisan forum for MPs to meet and raise awareness for better management of pain conditions, and explore opportunities to work with Painaustralia to improve the quality of life of the over 3.37 million people living with pain conditions, their families and carers, and minimise the social and economic burden of pain on individuals and the community.

Contact Persons:

Mr David Smith MP
Senator Wendy Askew
(Co-Chairs) 


PARLIAMENTARY FRIENDS OF PALLIATIVE CARE GROUP

Established in 2008, the Group informs Members and Senators on issues surrounding palliative care. Palliative care is person and family-centred care that helps people live their life as fully and as comfortably as possible when living with a life-limiting or terminal illness. The primary goal is to optimise quality of life. Palliative care is not just about dying or 'end of life'. It ranges from palliative care when needs are straightforward and predictable, to specialist palliative care when individuals have complex and persistent needs. Palliative care is available for all ages, from paediatric populations to older Australians.

The Parliamentary Friends of Palliative Care Group aims to:

  • disseminate relevant information to Senators and Members on palliative care issues and services available;
  • act as a bi-partisan forum for policy discussion among Senators and Members on palliative care and facilities; and
  • provide feedback to Senators and Members on opinions and concerns raised by community groups and constituents around palliative care issues.

Contact Persons:

Senator Catryna Bilyk
Hon Nola Marino MP
(Co-Convenors) 


PARLIAMENTARY FRIENDS OF PARKINSON'S GROUP

The primary objective of Parliamentary Friends of Parkinson's is to support the work of Parkinson's Australia in improving funding for services and to broaden research and awareness for people living with Parkinson's disease.

Contact Persons:

Senator Catryna Bilyk
Senator Wendy Askew
(Co-Convenors) 


PARLIAMENTARY FRIENDS OF THE PERFORMING ARTS

It is intended that this Group will provide vibrant, non-partisan events and forums to discuss issues impacting on the performing arts and will play a vital role in showcasing and promoting talent.

We understand there is currently a Parliamentary Friendship Group for the Arts but we would like to create this group to specifically acknowledge the vital role of the performing arts in creating jobs and contributing to our economy.

Contact Persons:

Ms Celia Hammond MP
Mr Josh Burns MP
Senator Sarah Hanson-Young
(Co-Chairs) 


PARLIAMENTARY FRIENDS OF PHILANTHROPY

It is intended that this Group will provide a non-partisan forum for MPs and Senators to stay engaged with the critical contributions philanthropic foundations are making across many sectors of the community.

Contact Persons:

Mr Andrew Leigh MP
Mr Jason Falinski MP
(Co-Chairs) 


PARLIAMENTARY FRIENDS OF POLIO SURVIVORS

The goal of Parliamentary Friends of Polio Survivors is to raise awareness with Members of Parliament and the wider community about the issues relating to polio survivors such as lifting the profile and awareness of health concerns and working towards increased research into issues such as the late onset of polio among polio survivors. Parliamentary Friends of Polio Survivors would enable first hand communication of issues and concerns with Polio Australia. It would also be a forum to access materials, brochures and information about government programs and possible funding.

Contact Persons:

Hon Mark Coulton MP
Mr Steve Georganas MP
(Co-Chairs) 


PARLIAMENTARY FRIENDS OF PRIMARY EDUCATION

It is intended that this group will provide vibrant, non-partisan events and forums to discuss issues impacting on primary education and principals and the work they undertake with students in our school communities.

Contact Persons:

Ms Celia Hammond MP
Mr Graham Perret MP
(Co-Chairs) 


PARLIAMENTARY FRIENDS OF PRIMARY PRODUCERS

This Group will continue to provide a non-partisan forum for Members and Senators to meet and interact with Primary Producers with regard to policy, as well as to hear opinions and concerns raised by community groups and constituents on primary production matters. The group will also be used to disseminate accurate information regarding primary producers and production.

Contact Persons:

Hon Joel Fitzgibbon MP
Hon Nola Marino MP
(Co-Chairs) 


PARLIAMENTARY FRIENDS OF PREVENTIVE HEALTH

The Parliamentary Friends of Preventive Health group aims to be a forum for sharing information and solutions about ways of preventing all forms of illness across the Australian community.

The focus of the group will be on the preventable causes of chronic non communicable diseases, cancers, heart and lung diseases, mental illness, dental illnesses and other illnesses as well as immunisation.

The group will also examine concerns about harmful consumable products, harmful activities and the social, economic and environmental drivers of illness.

Contact Persons:

Ms Katie Allen MP
Dr Helen Haines MP
Dr Mike Freelander MP
(Co-Chairs) 


PARLIAMENTARY FRIENDS OF PROSTATE CANCER

Contact Persons:

Hon Warren Entsch MP
Hon Jason Clare MP
(Co-Chairs) 


PARLIAMENTARY FRIENDS OF RECREATIONAL FISHING

It is intended that this Group will provide a non-partisan forum for MPs to meet and interact with stakeholders regarding recreational fishing in our country.

Contact Persons:

Senator Andrew Bragg
Mr Luke Gosling MP
Ms Rebekha Sharkie MP
(Co-Chairs) 


PARLIAMENTARY FRIENDS OF REGENERATIVE AGRICULTURE

It is intended that this Group will provide a non-partisan forum for MPs to meet and interact with organisations, farmers and academics who are stakeholders in Regenerative Agriculture Practices.

Contact Persons:

Mr Kevin Hogan MP
Ms Helen Haines MP
(Co-Chairs) 


PARLIAMENTARY FRIENDS OF RESOURCES

This group will raise awareness of the significant contribution the resources sector provides to the Australian economy, and the jobs it sustains in rural and regional communities. The Parliamentary Friends of Resources will promote educational events and initiatives that foster greater understanding of this crucial sector.

Contact Persons:

Hon Joel Fitzgibbon MP
Mr Craig Kelly MP
(Co-Chairs) 


PARLIAMENTARY FRIENDS OF ROAD SAFETY

The Parliamentary Friendship Group of Road Safety has four main objectives;

  1. Elevate within the Federal Parliament greater awareness of road safety.
  2. Inform Federal Parliamentarians of the need for continual improvement in road safety outcomes.
  3. Inform Federal Parliamentarians of the national and international initiatives with potential to improve road safety outcomes.
  4. Ensure the Federal Members of Parliament are aware of the enormous social and economic cost of failing to continually prioritise improved road safety outcomes.

Contact Persons:

Mr Llew O'Brien MP
Senator Alex Gallacher
(Co-Chairs) 


PARLIAMENTARY FRIENDS OF RUGBY LEAGUE

It is intended that this Group will provide a non-partisan forum for all MPs to meet and interact with the Rugby League organisation and it's members to support the importance of this sport in Australia.

Contact Persons:

Hon Keith Pitt MP
Hon Matt Thistlethwaite MP
(Co-Chairs) 


PARLIAMENTARY FRIENDS OF RUGBY UNION

It is intended that this Group will provide a non-partisan forum for MPs and Senators to meet and interact with Rugby Australia, our Member Unions, and local clubs. In doing so, the group will provide an opportunity for MPs and Senators to have a greater involvement with Rugby Union in their electorate and promote the contribution it makes to our society from grassroots to the international stage.

Contact Persons:

Mr Jason Falinski MP
Mr Graham Perrett MP
(Co-Chairs) 


PARLIAMENTARY FRIENDS OF RUNNING

It is intended that this Group will work to provide a non-partisan forum for parliamentarians to meet and interact with groups such as Athletics Australia, parkrun, Little Athletics and Rob De Castella's Indigenous Marathon Project. We hope to encourage more people to take up running, and enjoy its contribution to better health, mental health and the social benefits it brings.

Contact Persons:

Mr Andrew Leigh MP
Ms Zali Steggall MP
Hon Darren Chester MP
(Co-Chairs) 


PARLIAMENTARY FRIENDS OF RURAL AND REMOTE HEALTH

It is intended that this Group will provide a non-partisan forum for all MPs to meet and interact with rural and remote health stakeholders.

Contact Persons:

Hon Warren Entsch MP
Hon Warren Snowdon MP
(Co-Chairs) 


PARLIAMENTARY FRIENDS OF SBS

Contact Persons:

Mrs Maria Vamvakinou MP
Mr Trent Zimmerman MP
(Co-Chairs) 


PARLIAMENTARY FRIENDS OF SCIENCE

It is intended that this Group will provide a non-partisan forum for MPs. Its aims include:

  1. To enable a meaningful dialogue between scientific leaders and parliamentarians about the science that underpins policy and to inform political debate.
  2. To provide a forum for eminent Australian and visiting scientists to engage with parliamentarians.
  3. To provide a mechanism for parliamentarians to seek expertise from scientists in relevant disciplines.

Contact Persons:

Ms Karen Andrews MP
Hon Richard Marles MP
(Co-Chairs) 


PARLIAMENTARY FRIENDS OF THE SCREEN INDUSTRY

It is intended that this Group will provide a non-partisan forum for MPs to meet and interact with producers, directors, writers, actors and crew on matters relating to the Australian Screen Industry.

Contact Persons:

Mr Trent Zimmerman MP
Hon Ed Husic MP
(Co-Convenors) 


PARLIAMENTARY FRIENDS OF SHOOTING

Contact Persons:

Senator Bridget McKenzie
Mr Rob Mitchell MP
(Co-Chairs) 


PARLIAMENTARY FRIENDS OF SMALL AND FAMILY BUSINESS

It is intended that this Group will provide a non-partisan forum for MPs to meet and interact with small businesses, Chamber of Commerce and advocacy groups on matters relating to small businesses.

Contact Persons:

Ms Angie Bell MP
Hon Justine Elliot MP
(Co-Chairs) 


PARLIAMENTARY FRIENDS OF SOCIAL SCIENCES

It is intended that this Group will provide a non-partisan forum for MPs and Senators to meet with leading Australian and international research experts on a range of contemporary social policy issues.

Contact Persons:

Mr Andrew Leigh MP
Mr Dave Sharma MP
Mr Adam Bandt MP
(Co-Chairs) 


PARLIAMENTARY FRIENDS OF SOIL

It is intended that this Group will launch in the new year and will bring together a bi-partisan forum for parliamentarians to interact with farmers, scientists, industry groups and policy makers on issues relating to health and maintenance of Australia's soils.

Contact Persons:

Hon Michael McCormack MP
(Chair)
Hon Linda Burney MP
(Deputy-Chair) 


PARLIAMENTARY FRIENDS OF SPACE

It is intended that this Group will provide a non-partisan forum for MPs to meet, and celebrate Australia's role in space, from exploration, to science, technology and research and engage with stakeholders and experts with the aim of increasing knowledge and awareness of the space industry.

Contact Persons:

Mr Kevin Hogan MP
Mr Peter Khalil MP
(Co-Chairs) 


PARLIAMENTARY FRIENDS OF SUICIDE PREVENTION

The PFG is open to all Senators and Members and is non-partisan. Its objectives are:

  • To acknowledge the innate health risk suicide poses to our society;
  • To address regional / rural areas and other groups at higher risk of suicide; and
  • To act as a forum for policy discussion among Senators and Members on suicide prevention strategies.

Contact Persons:

Mr Julian Leeser MP
Hon Dr Mike Kelly AM, MP
(Co-Chairs) 


PARLIAMENTARY FRIENDS OF SURF LIFE SAVING

Contact Persons:

Mr Jason Falinski MP
Hon Matt Thistlethwaite MP
(Co-Chairs) 


PARLIAMENTARY FRIENDS OF THE AUSTRALIAN RED CROSS

It is intended that this Group will provide a non-partisan forum for MP's to meet and interact with Red Cross on matters relating to the work of the Red Cross in Australia.

Contact Persons:

Hon Damian Drum MP
Mr Jason Falinski MP
Mr Graham Perrett MP
Senator Rachel Siewart
(Co-Chairs)


PARLIAMENTARY FRIENDS OF THE AUSTRALIAN SEAFOOD INDUSTRY

It is intended that this Group will provide a non-partisan forum for MP's to meet and interact with industry stakeholders on matters relating to seafood in Australia.

Contact Persons:

Mr Andrew Wallace MP
Senator Glenn Sterle
(Co-Chairs)


PARLIAMENTARY FRIENDS OF THE AUSTRALIAN TUBERCULOSIS CAUCUS

Contact Persons:

Hon Warren Entsch MP
Ms Sharon Claydon MP
(Co-Chairs)


PARLIAMENTARY FRIENDS OF THE GREAT BARRIER REEF

Contact Persons:

Hon Warren Entsch MP
Mr Graham Perrett MP
(Co-Chairs)


PARLIAMENTARY FRIENDS OF THE TREATY ON THE PROHIBITION OF NUCLEAR WEAPONS

It is intended that this Group will provide a non-partisan forum for MPs to meet and interact with nuclear disarmament and non-proliferation advocates on matters relating to the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, and to discuss ways to ensure the Treaty's success into the future.

Contact Persons:

Ms Ged Kearney MP
Senator Jordon Steele-John
Mr Ken O'Dowd MP
(Co-Chairs)


PARLIAMENTARY FRIENDS OF TRUCKS, TRAILERS, TRANSPORT AND LOGISTICS

It is intended that this Group will provide a non-partisan forum for MPs and Senators to meet and interact with respresentatives of the transport industry, enabling a deeper engagement between them and the Parliament and elevate the opportunity to focus on priorities to make a safer, more productive and environmentally sustainable heavy vehicle industry.

Contact Persons:

Hon Nola Marino MP
Senator Glenn Sterle
(Co-Chairs)


PARLIAMENTARY FRIENDS OF UNICEF

It is intended that this Group will provide a non-partisan forum for MP's to meet and interact with UNICEF advocates and policy experts on matters relating to UNICEF's mandate and the rights of children within Australia and internationally.

Contact Persons:

Mr Peter Khalil MP
Ms Katie Allen MP
(Co-Chairs)


PARLIAMENTARY FRIENDS OF THE UNITED NATIONS AND UN AGENCIES

The Parliamentary Friends of the United Nations and UN Agencies has been established by Parliamentary Co-Convenors and the United Nations Association Australia to raise awareness of the important role the United Nations and United Nations Agencies play across the globe.

Contact Persons:

Ms Sharon Claydon MP
Mr Andrew Laming MP
(Co-Convenors)


PARLIAMENTARY FRIENDS OF VETERANS

It is intended that this Group will provide a non-partisan forum for MP's to meet and interact with Veterans and Ex-Service Organisations on matters relating to Veterans and Defence.

Contact Persons:

Mr Luke Gosling MP
Mr Phillip Thompson OAM, MP
(Co-Chairs)


PARLIAMENTARY FRIENDS OF WASTE AND RECYCLING

The PFG is open to all Senators and Members and is non-partisan. It's objectives are:

  1. To encourage and promote effective and safe waste collection, storage and recycling in Australia;
  2. To encourage and promote strategies to minimise excessive packaging and other waste;
  3. To encourage and promote a circular economy model in relation to waste management in Australia, promoting reuse, recycling and responsible manufacturing;
  4. To promote and encourage new technologies and best practice in waste recycling;
  5. To encourage and promote waste and product auditing as well as clear procurement goals for recycled products and materials at all levels of Government, as well as in statutory agencies, not-for-profits and private enterprise;
  6. To promote opportunities for regional development, employment and new manufacturing through the adoption of effective waste and recycling strategies; and
  7. To encourage and promote the link between effective waste management/recycling, a sustainable environment and climate change.

Meetings of the PFG will take a variety of formats, including a general approach to inform members of developments, events to raise awareness and encourage participation in recycling, expert roundtables, and a focus on specific issues.

Representatives and stakeholders of recycling initiatives or industries or guest speakers on recycling or related topics may be invited.

Contact Persons:

Ms Bridget Archer MP
Ms Libby Coker MP
(Co-Chairs)


PARLIAMENTARY FRIENDS OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA

It is intended that this Group will provide a non-partisan forum for MPs to meet and interact with representatives of Western Australia, and help contribute towards another successful Showcase WA.

Contact Persons:

Mr Rick Wilson MP
Mr Matt Keogh MP
(Co-Chairs)


PARLIAMENTARY FRIENDS OF WOMEN'S HEALTH

It is intended that this Group will provide a non-partisan forum for MPs to meet and interact with relevant stakeholders on matters relating to Women's health and wellbeing.

Contact Persons:

Ms Peta Murphy MP
Mrs Lucy Wicks MP
(Co-Chairs)


PARLIAMENTARY FRIENDS OF WOMEN AND WORK

It is intended that this Group will provide a non-partisan forum for MPs to meet and interact with economic Security4Women, one of the six National Women's Alliances, and their members on matters relating to issues and policies that impact women's economic security and lifelong wellbeing.

Contact Persons:

Ms Angie Bell MP
Ms Sharon Claydon MP
Senator Larissa Waters
(Co-Convenors)


PARLIAMENTARY FRIENDS OF YOUNG ENTREPRENEURS

It is intended that this Group will provide a non-partisan forum for MPs and Senators to meet and interact with young business people on matters relating to entrepreneurship in Australia.

Contact Persons:

Senator Nita Green
Senator Andrew Bragg
(Co-Chairs)