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Archive for May 2018

Delivering Safer Communities in Manjimup

MEMBER for O’Connor Rick Wilson is pleased to announce the Federal Government will provide $307,085 to the Shire of Manjimup for a town centre safety enhancement project.   The funding has been committed under Round 2 of the Coalition’s $40 million Safer Communities Fund.   Mr Wilson said the Shire of Manjimup aims to increase…

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Delivering safer communities in Coolgardie

MEMBER for O’Connor Rick Wilson is pleased to announce the Federal Government will provide $41,728 to the Shire of Coolgardie for CCTV cameras and an improved lighting initiative.   The funding has been committed under Round 2 of the Coalition’s $40 million Safer Communities Fund.   Mr Wilson said the Shire of Coolgardie intends to…

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McCarthy Review

Member for O’Connor Rick Wilson MP says the Federal Government’s response to the McCarthy Review into the live sheep trade will deliver higher standards to animal welfare while preserving the future of the industry.   Minister for Agriculture David Littleproud has confirmed that the Government will adopt all 23 recommendations of the McCarthy Review. The…

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Ban on live exports a step too far

We need to be extremely careful about how we, as a nation, respond to the distressing incident that occurred on the Awassi Express last August. Any proposal to shut down part or whole of Australia’s live export trade is a totally disproportionate response in the context of an industry that, the majority of the time,…

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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.