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Archive for May 2017

Funding for Geegeelup Village Hostel

Member for O’Connor Rick Wilson MP is pleased to announce Geegeelup Village Hostel in Bridgetown will receive more than $8 million of Federal Government funding, paving the way for a major expansion of the aged care facility. Mr Wilson said the hostel would receive a capital grant of $7.4 million under 2016-17 Aged Care Approvals…

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MP supports technology to tackle feral pigs

New technology to tackle feral pigs in Manjimup and Northcliffe has been funded by the Federal Government. Member for O’Connor Rick Wilson said animals and weeds cost farmers about $4 billion a year in livestock losses, disease transmission and controls and weed management costs. A program to develop aerially deployed thermal sensors to detect and…

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Budget boost to mental health services for our Vets.

Member for O’Connor Rick Wilson MP says hundreds of veterans and their families in his electorate will benefit from greater access to mental health services, with the 2017-18 Budget delivering a $350 million increase in funding to support past and present defence personnel. Minister for Veterans’ Affairs and Defence Personnel Dan Tehan visited the Great…

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WANDRRA Funding

Member for O’Connor Rick Wilson MP says he is frustrated that local governments have been forced to call in contractors to repair flood damage that occurred in February, which is ultimately going to pass on a higher bill to the taxpayer.   Immediately after the floods Mr Wilson started lobbying for a day labour exemption…

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Work set to begin to improve safety in Kalgoorlie CBD

Member for O’Connor Rick Wilson MP says work to install lighting on Hannan Street and improve safety in the Kalgoorlie CBD will soon be under way thanks to a grant from the Federal Government. The City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder will receive $144,000 under the Safer Communities Program, an initiative that aims to assist local communities address…

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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.