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Archive for June 2016

Outback Way receives $100 million

Member for O’Connor, Rick Wilson MP, says the Federal Government’s commitment towards sealing the remainder of the Outback Way vindicates years of hard work. The Coalition yesterday announced it would commit $100 million to the Outback Way, of which 1700km remained unsealed. Known colloquially as Australia’s Longest Shortcut, the Outback Way stretches from Laverton in…

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$100,000 for Bremer Bay Orca hotspot

A re-elected Turnbull Government will immediately commit $100,000 to better understand the unique environmental values supporting potential protection of the magnificent orca hotspot near Bremer Bay. The announcement was made today by Minister for the Environment, Greg Hunt, and the Federal Member for O’Connor, Rick Wilson. Mr Hunt said the decision was the result of…

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@250,000 to save the Gilbert’s Potoroo

Member for O’Connor Rick Wilson MP says a $250,000 commitment from the Federal Government will protect the future of the critically endangered Gilbert’s Potoroo.   Mr Wilson announced this week a re-elected Turnbull Government would provide a grant to the Gilbert’s Potoroo Action Group to create a secure new population of the threatened species.  …

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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.