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Timeline established for Working Holiday Maker visa review

Member for O’Connor, Rick Wilson MP, has welcomed today’s announcement on the Working Holiday Maker visa review, which has seen the Government establish a timeline for the inquiry and appoint a third party to oversee public consultation. The Turnbull Government has formally begun the review with Assistant Minister Luke Hartsuyker, with responsibility for agricultural workforce…

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Helping to preserve Australia’s maritime heritage

Signage at Albany’s Historic Whaling Station will be updated with the aid of a $6800 grant from the Turnbull Government, announced today by Senator the Hon Mitch Fifield, Minister for the Arts and Rick Wilson MP, Member for O’Connor.   The funding, administered through the Government’s Maritime Museums of Australia Project Support Scheme, will replace…

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Working Holiday Maker Visa Review

Federal member for O’Connor Rick Wilson today met with the Deputy Prime Minister’s office to discuss the terms of reference and the process for the review of working holiday maker 417 and 462 visas. These visa classes are commonly held by backpackers and other holiday makers that seek casual work while visiting Australia. “This review…

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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.