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Archive for May 2014

Country of origin food labelling enquiry

Federal Member for O’Connor Rick Wilson has expressed concern about current food labelling laws, following public hearings in Sydney last week.   Mr Wilson said there was some evidence that a loophole in current food labelling laws enable some importers of food goods to circumvent Australia’s country of origin labelling requirements by staging imports through…

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Funding to strengthen Indigenous heritage in remote WA

Indigenous heritage in remote Western Australia will be strengthened with $124,000 in funding for the Ilkurlka community.   Minister for Indigenous Affairs, Nigel Scullion, and Member for O’Connor, Rick Wilson, said the announcement was part of the Australian Government investment of $1.6 million this financial year in 18 projects across Australia through the Indigenous Heritage…

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MEET RICK

I was inspired to run for Parliament following my involvement in a decade-long campaign to deregulate the wheat industry, which brought about the end of the Australia Wheat Board’s monopoly.

“I stand proudly for the Liberal philosophy of free markets, vigorous competition, small government and individual responsibility. These are the principles that guide me in my life and in this place. My track record in public life shows clearly that I am prepared to stand up for those principles.”

“To the electors of O'Connor, I reiterate the commitment that I have made to work tirelessly on your behalf, to always be frank and honest about the challenges we face, and to work cooperatively and collaboratively to improve the lives of the people who live in the greatest part of the greatest nation on earth”

– Rick Wilson MP Maiden Speech.