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Archive for March 2018

Cashless Debit Card begins in the Goldfields

The Cashless Debit Card will improve the lives of people in the Goldfields community.   Around 3,600 people in the Goldfields community will receive the Cashless Debit Card progressively over the next three months, with letters to recipients starting to be sent out today.   The Goldfields region is the third location to receive the…

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Bremer Bay Commonwealth Marine Park

Member for O’Connor Rick Wilson MP says the final report on the Government’s review of Commonwealth Marine Reserves has delivered overwhelming benefits for the Great Southern.   The majority of the changes proposed by the independent Bioregional Advisory Panel for the Bremer CMR have been adopted in the new management plans approved by the Federal…

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New after-hours GP service is just what the doctor ordered

A new after-hours GP-led service will provide the right care, at the right time in the right place for more people in the Albany community.   The service, funded by the WA Primary Health Alliance (WAPHA) for a trial period until June 2019, is the creation of several general practices who have worked closely with…

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Upgrades complete at Plaza Medical

The Kalgoorlie-Boulder community will have access to improved medical facilities and services, with a major redevelopment of Plaza Medical Centre now complete.   Federal Member for O’Connor Rick Wilson MP and Principal Practitioner Dr Kylie Sterry will unveil the revamped practice at an official launch today.   The $1.115 million project has seen a significant…

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Trans-Pacific Partnership to be signed this week

Member for O’Connor Rick Wilson MP says Australia’s agricultural industry will have unprecedented access to international markets when the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) comes into effect.   Mr Wilson said the deal, expected to be signed by member nations in Chile on Thursday, March 8, would give businesses in O’Connor new…

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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.