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Wilson welcomes improved scrutiny of foreign ownership in agriculture

The screening threshold for foreign purchases of agricultural land has been reduced from $252 million to $15 million under the Federal Government’s new foreign investment regime.   Federal Member for O’Connor Rick Wilson MP welcomed the new regime, saying it would improve scrutiny and transparency around foreign ownership of Australia’s agricultural production.   “I know…

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Ice Strategy: $4.6 million boost to Good Sports Programme

Federal Member for O’Connor Rick Wilson MP says the Federal Government’s new action plan to tackle ice will deliver a $4.6 million funding increase over four years to assist local sports clubs to communicate a message about Ice.   “This is just one of many funding announcements as part of the Federal Government’s response to…

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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.