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The South West has been chosen for one of nine Regional Forestry Hubs announced today that are set to boost the growth of Australia’s forest industry.   Federal Member for O’Connor Rick Wilson welcomed the announcement and said the South West pilot hub would provide strategic vision for the forest industries in the region.  …

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Support for remote and rural child care services

Child care services in regional and remote Australia are receiving Morrison Government funding to ensure they can better support local families. Minister for Education Dan Tehan today announced funding of more than $2.5 million for 16 child care providers. More than 700 child care services will now share more than $110 million to improve their…

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Fostering Integration Grants to help migrants succeed

The Shire of Katanning is set to receive $43,000 for its Activating Integration program. Federal Member for O’Connor Rick Wilson welcomed the announcement, which will help support migrants integrate into Australian life. The Federal Government’s $5 million Fostering Integration Grant Program supports the delivery of one-off projects and new or expanded initiatives that encourage economic…

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Life-changing aged care places for Goldfields seniors

Federal Member for O’Connor Rick Wilson has welcomed five additional short-term restorative care places for the Goldfields region. The announcement by Minister for Senior Australians and Aged Care Ken Wyatt AM is part of the record 2018–19 Aged Care Approvals Round (ACAR).   Mr Wilson said short-term restorative care can be life-changing, helping people remain…

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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.