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Archive for September 2017

Additional support services for First Australians in Narrogin and Northam

More social, emotional, health and wellbeing support services for Indigenous Australians in Narrogin and Northam. Coalition Government investing $731,036 for Kaata-Koorliny Employment and Enterprise Development Aboriginal Corporation to roll out these additional support measures. Programs are part of the Coalition Government’s $5 billion Indigenous Advancement Strategy (IAS). Kaata-Koorliny Employment and Enterprise Development Aboriginal Corporation will…

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BLAST Youth Program taking off

$250,000 to Muga Katuku Baptist Church for the BLAST Youth Program. The volunteer run program will lease a community bus, making it easier for more young people to take part. The investment is part of the Coalition Government’s $5 billion Indigenous Advancement Strategy (IAS). Young people in Western Australia’s Kalgoorlie Boulder community will soon have…

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Building Better Regions: Great Southern

More than $850,000 will be invested in Great Southern community projects and events by the Federal Government, Member for O’Connor Rick Wilson announced today.   A total of six projects will receive support from the Community Investments Stream of the Building Better Regions Fund, with a $395,000 grant to the City of Albany heading the…

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Building Better Regions: Goldfields-Esperance

Two projects in the Goldfields-Esperance region will receive grants through the Building Better Regions Fund Community Investment stream, Member for O’Connor Rick Wilson announced today.   Paupiyala Tjarutja Aboriginal Corporation has been awarded $100,000 for the development of cultural tourism business at Ilkurka Roadhouse, which aims to boost employment opportunities in the remote region.  …

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Williams bridge gets a tick

Member for O’Connor Rick Wilson MP has announced the Federal Government will commit $5 million towards rebuilding two bridges in the Shire of Williams.   Both of the bridges, which take Albany Highway over the river running through the town and provide a key link between Perth and the Great Southern, are overdue for replacement.…

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Tambellup Sports Pavilion redevelopment a win for all

Upgraded sports and community facilities opened today in Tambellup, WA Pavilion can now host more sports and community functions and events The Australian Government invested $950,000 through the National Stronger Regions Fund   The small town of Tambellup, about 270 kilometres south-east of Perth, today celebrated the official opening of its upgraded sports and community…

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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.