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GST fix crucial

Member for O’Connor Rick Wilson MP says criticism of the Federal Government’s attitude towards reforming the GST carve-up is unfounded and the Prime Minister has not reneged on his commitment to Western Australia. However, Mr Wilson said discussions about working towards a floor should begin immediately and maintained this year’s Coalition of Australian Governments meeting…

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Report reveals damage caused by Road Safety Remuneration Tribunal

The Small Business Ombudsman Kate Carnell last week delivered a scathing report on the now-defunct Road Safety Remuneration Tribunal (RSRT). This report is perhaps the most damning example in recent years of the damage a Government can do when it seeks to govern only for sectional interests. Last week, nearly five months since the Turnbull…

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Grant brings upcoming performing arts tour to O’Connor

Kalgoorlie-Boulder, Albany and Esperance will host performances by the State Theatre Company of South Australia, which will bring its upcoming tour of The Popular Mechanicals to regional WA courtesy of a Federal Government grant. Member for O’Connor Rick Wilson MP said a grant of $248,867, allocated under the Playing Australia Regional Performing Arts Touring Fund,…

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O’Connor to benefit from infrastructure projects

Seven infrastructure projects in O’Connor, specifically targeted to improve road safety for the heavy haulage industry, will receive combined funding of more than $2 million under the Heavy Vehicle Safety and Productivity Programme. Member for O’Connor Rick Wilson MP announced today the Federal Government will allocate $2,300,000 to develop infrastructure in O’Connor, providing 50 per…

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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.