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Archive for April 2016

Trade Support Loan applications hit 254 in O’Connor

The Turnbull Government’s Trade Support loans are continuing to benefit the people of O’Connor, with 254 apprentices in the electorate accessing the loans in the past year, according to new figures released by the department. Member for O’Connor Rick Wilson MP said the programme is a vital helping hand for Australian apprentices seeking to complete…

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$8.56 million of new facilities open at Sounness Park

The third and final stage of the Sounness Park Community Recreation Development project is now complete, with the official opening held today at 3pm.   Minister for Regional Development Fiona Nash said the Australian Government invested more than $1 million towards the overall project under the Community Development Grants Programme. “The programme is providing almost…

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Payments Order will threaten the future of owner-drivers

Member for O’Connor, Rick Wilson MP, says legislation that will be introduced to Parliament this month is critical to protecting the livelihoods of self-employed truck drivers under threat from proposed remuneration measures. Mr Wilson said a Federal Court order that effectively postponed the introduction of the Road Safety Remuneration Tribunal’s payment orders was a significant…

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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.