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Cash splash towards saving Kambalda pool

Federal Member for O’Connor Rick Wilson said a $287,000 Community Sport Infrastructure Grant for the Kambalda Aquatic Facility is a step towards re-opening the vital facility.   The investment is part of the Community Sport Infrastructure Grant program that is upgrading local facilities across Australia to help drive increased participation in sports and physical activity.…

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Supporting teachers to stay in regional schools

Federal Member for O’Connor Rick Wilson said students at 17 O’Connor schools would benefit from teachers that remained teaching in the community longer.   Mr Wilson said the Morrison Government would waive the Higher Education Loan Program (HELP) debt of teachers who remained teaching in remote locations.   There are 17 schools in O’Connor that…

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A re-elected Morrison Government will introduce new legislation to make it an offence to use a carriage service, such as the internet, to disclose personal information to incite trespass on agricultural land where that could cause commercial detriment. Federal Member for O’Connor Rick Wilson welcomed the announcement, saying farmers needed protection from extreme activists who…

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Digital connectivity in the Grainbelt

The Morrison Government will undertake a feasibility study of up to $2 million to examine ways to improve digital connectivity in the Grainbelt.   Federal Member for O’Connor Rick Wilson said the Government has listened to residents and local business owners and is taking action to improve telecommunications services.   “The Grainbelt forms an important…

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2019-20 BUDGET: Back in Black

The good news contained in the 2019-20 Federal Budget was the dividend for the Liberal Party’s sound economic management, Member for O’Connor Rick Wilson said today.   “Our careful economic plan means we have delivered the first budget surplus in more than a decade, and the reward for that means we have been able to…

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The Morrison Government has committed up to $100 million to upgrade regional airports across Australia. In a move that could boost O’Connor communities, Federal Member for O’Connor Rick Wilson said the Morrison Government is focused on connecting country and coastal communities. “We have already completed major upgrades to the Norseman and Laverton airstrips, and I…

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Another funding boost for barrier fence

The Shire of Esperance has been granted an additional $955,982 towards the state barrier fence.   Federal Member for O’Connor Rick Wilson said the Shire has been successful in receiving funding under the Communities Combating Pests and Weed Impacts During Drought Program.   The funding adds to the $1 million announced by the Morrison Government…

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Green light for Coolgardie innovation centre

The Shire of Coolgardie will receive $916,000 funding for the Coolgardie Innovation and Economic Development Centre under Round 3 of the Federal Government’s highly successful Building Better Regions Fund.   Federal Member for O’Connor Rick Wilson said the Morrison Government’s investment in local projects under Round 3 will help grow the economy and build a…

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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.