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Archive for January 2018

Taxi reforms

Member for O’Connor Rick Wilson MP says legislation proposed by the State Government will impose a new tax on regional taxi drivers to fund compensation payments for metropolitan plate holders.   Mr Wilson, who met with regional industry representatives in Albany this week, is calling on Opposition Leader Mike Nahan and Legislative Council crossbenchers to…

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Regional education funding cuts

Member for O’Connor Rick Wilson MP is calling on the State Government to reverse the full extent of their cuts to regional education following today’s School of the Air backflip.   Mr Wilson welcomed the news that funding for Schools of the Air would not be withdrawn, but said the McGowan Government should heed the…

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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.