New GST measures for online retailers


Member for O’Connor Rick Wilson MP says the Government has introduced laws that will help level the playing field for regional businesses, with offshore retailers required to apply the GST on products that cost under $1000 from July 1, 2018.   The Government secured the passage of legislation on Wedn...

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National Landcare Programme Grants


Member for O’Connor Rick Wilson MP has announced two projects in his electorate will share in more than $350,000 in funding under the National Landcare Programme. Mr Wilson said the Coalition would commit $200,000 for the protection of four species of plants, including the Matchstick Banksia, which is found exclusively in the...

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Threatened Species Recovery Fund


Community organisations in O’Connor that work to protect our native species can now apply for support for their efforts under the Federal Government’s Threatened Species Recovery Fund. Member for O’Connor Rick Wilson MP said the fund, which supports community projects that can help meet the targets and objectives ...

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Geegeelup Funding Announcement


Member for O’Connor Rick Wilson MP is pleased to announce Geegeelup Village Hostel in Bridgetown will receive more than $8 million of Federal Government funding, paving the way for a major expansion of the aged care facility. Mr Wilson said the hostel would receive a capital grant of $7.4 million under 2016-17 Aged Care Appro...

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Men's Shed Grants


Member for O’Connor Rick Wilson MP has announced several Men’s Sheds across his electorate will receive grants from the Federal Government. Mr Wilson said five groups in O’Connor were successful under the latest round of the National Shed Development Programme, designed to assist the efforts of local men’s s...

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MP supports technology to tackle feral pigs


New technology to tackle feral pigs in Manjimup and Northcliffe has been funded by the Federal Government. Member for O’Connor Rick Wilson said animals and weeds cost farmers about $4 billion a year in livestock losses, disease transmission and controls and weed management costs. A program to develop aerially deplo...

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Greater access to mental health services for veterans


Member for O’Connor Rick Wilson MP says hundreds of veterans and their families in his electorate will benefit from greater access to mental health services, with the 2017-18 Budget delivering a $350 million increase in funding to support past and present defence personnel. Minister for Veterans’ Affairs and Defence Per...

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NDRRA Day Labour exemption granted for WA


Member for O’Connor Rick Wilson MP says the day labour exemption granted to the WA Government under the Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements is a great result for local governments across Western Australia. Federal Justice Minister Michael Keenan announced the exemption today, paving the way for a shift in the ND...

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Work set to begin to improve safety in Kalgoorlie CBD


Member for O’Connor Rick Wilson MP says work to install lighting on Hannan Street and improve safety in the Kalgoorlie CBD will soon be under way thanks to a grant from the Federal Government. The City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder will receive $144,000 under the Safer Communities Program, an initiative that aims to assist local comm...

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Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements


Member for O’Connor Rick Wilson MP says he is frustrated that local governments have been forced to call in contractors to repair flood damage that occurred in February, which is ultimately going to pass on a higher bill to the taxpayer.   Immediately after the floods Mr Wilson started lobbying for a...

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Native title recognised over Tjiwarl Country 27/4/2017
Kalgoorlie-Boulder Local Drug Action Group receives additional Federal Government Support 3/4/2017
Kate Fielding 29/3/2017
Regional Voices added to ABC Board 8/3/2017
WA Floods 22/2/2017
A message to my supporters 11/7/2016
Media Release - Albany RSL funding success 18/4/2016
Media Release - Albany to host key regional development meetings 12/4/2016
Media Release - $3 million to fix black spots in the Goldfields 8/4/2016
Media Release - Another $5,654,728 delivered for O’Connor 8/4/2016

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