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Archive for July 2018

Mount Barker seniors can rest easy in new Collet Barker Court

Seven free-standing two and three bedroom units are now complete Each unit is air conditioned with a garden and private courtyard The Coalition Government invested more than $660,000 in the $2.5 million project Mount Barker’s new and improved seniors’ village is ready for residents to move into seven brand new stylish and affordable units. Federal…

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Live exporters MUST step up to the plate

FEDERAL Member for O’Connor Rick Wilson is urging Australia’s live exporters to step up and take on an export permit to ship 60,000 sheep from Baldivis to their markets in the Middle East.   Mr Wilson said he felt the current stalemate situation had gone on for far too long and was concerned the current…

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Future looking bright for Middleton Beach

FEDERAL Member for O’Connor Rick Wilson is pleased to announce that the City of Albany is to receive significant government funding to revitalise Middleton Beach foreshore.   Through its Building Better Regions Fund – Infrastructure Projects, the Australian Government has awarded the City $4,513,500 which will be used to bolster coastal defences at the iconic…

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Significant protection for Bremer’s precious waters

THE final management plan for the Bremer Commonwealth Marine Reserve (CMR) came into effect on Sunday, July 1, with an additional 3,000 sq km set to receive the highest level of protection. Member for O’Connor Rick Wilson MP said the management plan on the government’s review of Commonwealth Marine Reserves has delivered overwhelming benefits for…

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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.