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Overcoming barriers to higher education for local students

Students, parents, teachers and other interested community members are invited to attend a Regional Higher Education Forum hosted by Federal Member for O’Connor Rick Wilson MP.   The forum will provide an opportunity to discuss the barriers to accessing higher education for regional and remote students and how to overcome them and suggest ideas on…

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White Paper’s FMD reforms a win for farmers

Federal Member for O’Connor Rick Wilson MP today welcomed the farm management deposit (FMD) reforms announced over the weekend as part of the Australian Government’s Agricultural Competitiveness White Paper.   Mr Wilson said he has been fighting for changes to FMD since he realised the system was providing a windfall to banks and not to…

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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 Australian 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.