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Archive for May 2015

Grants to tell the stories and conserve places that define the Goldfields

Federal Member for O’Connor Rick Wilson MP has congratulated Ngalia Heritage Research Council Aboriginal Corp on successfully being awarded funding under the Australian Government’s Community Heritage and Icons Grants Programme.   The grants are part of a $1.4 million commitment by the Australian Government to provide opportunities for community groups to celebrate places of national…

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Rick Wilson welcomes $499 million payment from Federal Government

Federal Member for O’Connor Rick Wilson MP has welcomed the Commonwealth Government’s investment of an additional $499 million to road infrastructure in Western Australia.   Mr Wilson said this investment acknowledges the unusual circumstances facing Western Australia as a result of their GST revenue reduction next financial year (2015-16).   “This is an even bigger…

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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.