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Archive for March 2016

Children in O’Connor to benefit from Universal Access

An estimated 1842 children in O’Connor will benefit from the Turnbull Government’s National Partnership Agreement on Universal Access to Early Childhood Education. Federal Member for O’Connor Rick Wilson MP said $840 million in federal funding will be available for quality preschool programmes across the country, and that these benefits would be felt across the electorate.…

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Wilson welcomes media reform

Federal Member for O’Connor Rick Wilson MP has welcomed the most significant changes to media laws in a generation that will protect local content in regional Australia and introduce an incentive for local content to be filmed in the local area.   “These reforms will support the viability of local media organisations in O’Connor as…

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Grants will help small business grow

Himac Group and The Trustee for Hiltunen Trust in Albany have received Industry Skills Fund grants to take advantage of new growth opportunities.   The Trustee for the Hiltunen Trust, will use the funding ($15,750) for the Advanced Diploma of Dental Prosthetics Project.   “The Hiltunen Trust has identified an opportunity to offer dental prosthesis…

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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.