As Co-convenor of the Parliamentary Friends of Palliative Care, I remain keenly interested in the sector of the medical profession to which it pertains. Attending the Annual Palliative Care WA Breakfast, I was encouraged to hear of the advances in this area and also some of the challenges being faced. These challenges include the need to raise awareness and understanding about palliative care throughout the community and the health profession. Part of the national awareness raising campaign is National Palliative Care Week which was held from 21 to 28 May. To support this initiative, on 25 May I moved the first Non-Government motion in the 40th Parliament to recognise the week and to raise awareness of palliative care. The motion received crossparty support and was a positive way to commence the new parliament.