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Rick Wilson welcomes new leadership and direction

MEMBER for O’Connor Rick Wilson has welcomed the election of Scott Morrison as Prime Minister and believes it represents a new era in Australian politics. Mr Wilson said Prime Minister Morrison and new deputy leader Josh Frydenberg were a powerful partnership who would be able to effectively take on the ALP at the next election.…

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Community projects receive Armistice centenary grants

FEDERAL member for O’Connor Rick Wilson MP is pleased to advise that 11 organisations in his electorate have been awarded Armistice Centenary Grants to support community projects that will commemorate the end of WW1. “The response from the community to the Armistice Centenary Grants Program has been overwhelming and the Department of Veterans’ Affairs is…

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Driving farmgate profits through research and development

WA FARMERS will be able to boost productivity and profits thanks to a further $35 million for cutting-edge research across the agricultural, fishery and forestry industries. Federal Member for O’Connor Rick Wilson welcomed the opportunity for corporations to apply for round four of the government’s Rural Research and Development (R&D) for Profit program. “The government…

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Major boost for elderly in Kondinin

KONDININ’S Yeerakine Lodge aged care facility has been given a major facelift, complete with four new accommodation units and a spacious communal lounge area. Federal Member for O’Connor Rick Wilson said the $920,000 upgrade gives the town’s elderly people the opportunity to live independently while family, friends and health services remain within easy reach. “We…

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Significant funding for Indigenous arts project

The Federal Member for O’Connor Rick Wilson Member is please to a announce $200,000 funding for Esperance Community Arts Inc. through the 2018-19 Indigenous Languages and Arts program funding round.   “It’s great to see the good work of Esperance Community Arts Inc. being recognised by the federal government”, Mr Wilson said.   “This funding…

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Diabetic and hepatitis C meds newly listed on PBS

THE Australian Government is improving the lives of people living with diabetes and hepatitis C by making two treatments more affordable after recommendations made by the independent Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee (PBAC).   Ryzodeg insulin delivery pens and the drug Maviret – which is used to prevent the hepatitis C virus from multiplying and infecting…

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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 Australian 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.