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Archive for July 2014

Carbon tax repeal will benefit the whole community

The carbon tax has been repealed by the Senate today in a 39 to 32 win for the Australian Government. Included in the repeal Bill is extra funding and powers to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) to ensure that savings are passed on to consumers.   Federal Member for O’Connor Rick Wilson said…

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Funding to collaborate on KCGM research

A collaborative research project between The University of Western Australia, Kalgoorlie Consolidated Gold Mines and Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University has received funding of $250,000 from the Australian Government.   Federal Member for O’Connor Rick Wilson MP said the project involves resolving some of the noise from haulage trucks at Kalgoorlie Consolidated Gold Mines.…

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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.