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Archive for December 2018

Cashless Debit Card extended for 12 months

“The Goldfields now has an opportunity to break the cycle of welfare dependency, alcohol abuse and decades of generational disadvantage”   THE federal government has announced it will extend the Goldfields’ Cashless Debit Card trial for a further 12 months as part of its ongoing commitment to providing recipients with an effective system to manage…

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Five new cancer drugs added to the PBS

Australians fighting cancer will benefit when five new cancer listings are made available on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) following a $100 million investment from the Liberal National Government. From December 1, thousands of eligible patients with certain forms of leukaemia, advanced tumours of the intestine and pancreas, melanoma, bowel cancer and ovarian cancer will…

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New and improved mobile coverage for Ocean Beach

Ocean Beach in Denmark will see new and improved mobile phone coverage in 2019 after a new location was approved for a base station under the Federal Government’s Mobile Blackspot Program.   The Ocean Beach tower, announced under round 1 of the Mobile Blackspot Program, came to a halt after difficulties obtaining a suitable location…

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Sign our petition here!

I need your help to bring an affordable, world class radiotherapy cancer treatment service to the residents of the Great Southern! Currently, there is NO radiation oncology service available to people living with cancer in the Great Southern region of WA. Patients requiring radiotherapy must relocate to Perth or Bunbury to complete their four to six week…

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Future fund will build drought resilience

Today in Parliament I will have an opportunity to speak on the Coalition Government’s Future Drought Fund Bill.   The Fund is a long-term investment to build drought resilience in Australian communities.   Food is one of the most basic necessities for survival, and we should be wise enough to recognise that the agriculture sector…

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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.