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Williams Lions Park roars into life with new rest stop

The refurbishment of a major rest stop on the Albany Highway in the town of Williams will increase driver safety and bring more visitors to the Wheatbelt town.   Federal Member for O’Connor Rick Wilson, who attended the opening event today, said the new rest stop will be easy to see from the Highway, making…

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Funding for O’Connor Men’s Sheds

FEDERAL Member for O’Connor Rick Wilson is pleased to announce that two O’Connor Men’s Sheds has been awarded funding under round 17 of the Government’s National Shed Development Programme.   Cranbrook Men’s Shed has been awarded $2,250 to purchase a defibilator, while Katanning men’s Shed have received $6,500 to refurbish its run down toilet block.…

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New meningococcal vaccine to support teenagers in O’Connor

The Morrison Government will invest $52 million to protect Australian teenagers, including those in O’connor against meningococcal, with the launch of a new free national program for 14 to 19 year olds.   Federal Member for O’Connor Rick Wilson said more than 1 million teenagers will receive the free meningococcal A, C, W and Y…

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Esperance Jetty – moving forward

In the 2018-19 Budget the Australian Government announced it would commit $200 million for Round 3 of  the Building Better Regions Fund.   This round will open for applications imminently, and has been designed so regions can invest in tourism-related infrastructure projects which will stimulate their local economies and job markets.   Due to the timing…

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Albany to get state-of-the-art radiation service

FEDERAL Member for O’Connor Rick Wilson MP is proud to announce Genesis Care is to receive $6.6 million through the federal government’s Radiation Oncology Health Program Grants Scheme for the establishment of a gold standard radiotherapy service.   Mr Wilson said the funding would be used to purchase a linear accelerator, a CT simulator and…

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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.