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Backpacker Tax review is a good result for O’Connor

Federal Member for O’Connor Rick Wilson MP says the decision to delay the “Backpacker Tax” and review working holiday visa classes is an excellent result for regional WA. Mr Wilson, who has been campaigning for changes to the proposed 32.5 per cent tax on working holiday makers since it was announced, applauded the Government’s decision…

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Budget puts O’Connor on solid footing

The 2016-17 Budget will help O’Connor’s economy grow by providing job security and tax relief, according to Federal Member Rick Wilson MP. Mr Wilson hailed the Budget as a responsible plan that reflected the current state of the economy while still introducing measures to boost employment and protect low-income earners. “We’re putting more money in…

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Sky Muster launch to deliver faster and more affordable internet

Federal Member for O’Connor Rick Wilson is excited to announce that NBN’s Sky Muster satellite network has been successfully launched.   Residents living in regional and rural areas in the Esperance region can now start connecting to affordable, high-speed broadband.   “Being able to access fast internet in remote parts of my electorate is extremely…

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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.