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Regional education reforms a win for students

Member for O’Connor Rick Wilson MP says regional students will benefit from better access to regional education from January 1, as the Federal Government starts rolling out its $93.4 million regional education election commitment in 2017. From 1 January 2018, subject to the passage of legislation, the required period for regional and remote area students…

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WET Rebate

Member for O’Connor Rick Wilson MP says the Government’s enhancements to the Wine Equalisation Tax (WET) Rebate will better assist grape growing, winemaking, associated tourism and local jobs in regional WA. Mr Wilson said the reforms were designed on the back of extensive consultations with the wine industry, which had requested the Government’s support in…

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Round 2: Mobile Black Spot Program

Member for O’Connor Rick Wilson MP has announced 30 new or upgraded mobile phone towers will be built in the electorate under Round 2 of the Mobile Black Spot Programme. The new towers will complement the 56 base stations allocated to O’Connor under Round 1 of the programme, which are currently being built across the…

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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.