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UNESCO approves expanded Fitzgerald Biosphere

Member for O’Connor Rick Wilson MP says UNESCO’s decision to reintroduce to Fitzgerald Biosphere to its global network is fantastic news and promises to boost tourism and scientific research in the South Coast region. Earlier this month, UNESCO accepted the Government’s request to reinstate an expanded area in the World Biosphere Network, a group of…

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New GST measures for online retailers

Member for O’Connor Rick Wilson MP says the Government has introduced laws that will help level the playing field for regional businesses, with offshore retailers required to apply the GST on products that cost under $1000 from July 1, 2018. The Government secured the passage of legislation on Wednesday that will force foreign online suppliers…

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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.