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New mental health reforms to boost care in O’Connor

: Federal Member for O’Connor Rick Wilson MP has welcomed sweeping changes planned for mental health services, which will change the face of mental health delivery across the country.   Mr Wilson said the Mental Health Reform Package sets out bold reforms to be phased in over the next three years, with the Country WA…

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Government delivers on red tape reduction

: Federal Member for O’Connor has welcomed the Government’s announcement to strengthen its regulation reform agenda to focus on changes that increase innovation and productivity.   Speaking on the Coalition Government’s fourth Red Tape Repeal Day, Mr Wilson said the Government’s agenda to cut red tape and reduce regulatory costs has been an overwhelming success.…

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Wilson continues fight for changes to Youth Allowance

Federal Member for O’Connor Rick Wilson MP used the new constituency question time in Parliament this week to question the Minister for Social Services Christian Porter on the progress the government is making towards fair and equitable access to Youth Allowance for rural and regional students.   Mr Wilson has been campaigning for fairer access…

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Making private health insurance cheaper, better

Federal Member for O’Connor Rick Wilson MP is encouraging residents across O’Connor to have their say on how the private health insurance sector can deliver better value for money.   The Turnbull Government this week launched an online survey after Australians dumped or downgraded half-a-million ‘all-inclusive’ private health insurance policies last year, with record numbers…

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Ag White Paper delivers $500,000 to combat pest animals & weeds in WA

The Australian Government will provide $500,000 to the Western Australian Government to help drought affected communities combat pest animals and weeds.   Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources Barnaby Joyce and Federal Member for O’Connor Rick Wilson MP said the Australian Government had responded to a Western Australian Government request for funding for two projects…

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Commonwealth Government helping Esperance celebrate diversity

Successful recipients of the 2015–16 Multicultural Arts and Festivals Grants were announced today to assist organisations hosting festivals and arts projects that celebrate Australian diversity and unite us as a community.   A total of $130,000 was allocated to 32 events to support a broad range of not-for-profit organisations and local councils in supporting and…

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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.