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Archive for June 2018

Pressure on state government to grant MRI machine

FEDERAL Member for O’Connor Rick Wilson has welcomed today’s announcement by Health Minister Greg Hunt that Kalgoorlie Health Campus is to receive an Magnetic Resonance  Imaging machine (MRI) licence.   “I’ve been lobbying Minister Hunt on the matter of a full licence for an MRI machine in Goldfields-Esperance region since December 2017 and I’m pleased…

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Pressure on state government to grant MRI machine

FEDERAL Member for O’Connor Rick Wilson has welcomed today’s announcement by Health Minister Greg Hunt that Kalgoorlie Health Campus is to receive an Magnetic Resonance  Imaging machine (MRI) licence.   “I’ve been lobbying Minister Hunt on the matter of a full licence for an MRI machine in Goldfields-Esperance region since December 2017 and I’m pleased…

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Opposing Bill to protect O’Connor livelihoods

ON Wednesday, June 20, I stood in Parliament and opposed the Live Sheep Long Haul Export Prohibition Bill proposed by Federal Member Sussan Ley.   I stated that, if accepted, the Bill would have a highly detrimental effect on the hardworking farmers, truck drivers, stock agents and ancillary industries of O’Connor who rely heavily on…

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New bridge raises the tone in WA’s south west

The new $4.9 million two-lane Tone Bridge located along the Boyup Brook – Cranbrook Road at Tonebridge, Western Australia, is now complete, with the project set to improve safety for passenger and freight vehicles.   Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Michael McCormack said the upgrade was part of the Australian Government’s…

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National Landcare Programme

Member for O’Connor Rick Wilson MP has announced two projects in his electorate will share in more than $350,000 in funding under the National Landcare Programme. Mr Wilson said the Coalition would commit $200,000 for the protection of four species of plants, including the Matchstick Banksia, which is found exclusively in the Wheatbelt. All four…

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New childcare system requires family action

Goldfields families are urged to make the switch to the federal Coalition Government’s new childcare and early learning system or risk missing out on the new subsidies.   Federal Member for O’Connor Rick Wilson yesterday hosted a visit to Kalgoorlie by the Federal Minister responsible for Children and Families Dr David Gillespie, who visited Kalgoorlie…

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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.