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Archive for August 2015

Committee to examine technological advancement in agriculture

The House of Representatives Agriculture and Industry Committee will conduct an inquiry into agricultural innovation.   Member of the Agriculture and Industry Committee and Federal Member for O’Connor Rick Wilson MP welcomed the referral of this inquiry from the Minister for Agriculture the Hon Barnaby Joyce MP.   Mr Wilson said Australian farmers have always…

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Indigenous Advancements Strategy rolls out in Narrogin

Community Arts Network (CAN) WA will receive $200,000 over two years under the Australian Government’s Indigenous Advancement Strategy (IAS) grant round to deliver a project in Narrogin aimed at increasing school attendance that will improve outcomes for First Australians.   Federal Member for O’Connor Rick Wilson MP said CANWA’s project will deliver demonstrable benefits for…

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Funding for Indigenous aged care in Wanarn

The Australian Government is providing the Ngaanyatjarra Health Service Aboriginal Corporation with more than $1.1 million for capital works upgrades and the construction of accommodation for aged care workers in the Wanarn community.   Federal Member for O’Connor Rick Wilson MP said this funding is part of a $10.8 million investment in critical staff accommodation…

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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.