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Mobile coverage boosted in Narrikup West

People living and travelling through Narrikup West will now have better phone service to make calls, browse the internet and stay connected with family and friends. The new mobile base station turned on recently will provide significantly improved 3G and 4G mobile coverage to Narrikup West and the surrounding area. Federal Member for O’Connor Rick…

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Have your say on Mobile Black Spot Program

O’Connor residents are encouraged to have their say on the design of the next round of the Government’s highly successful Mobile Black Spot Program (MBSP) to ensure it continues to improve coverage for regional communities When outcomes of Round 5 of the program were announced, the Government released a discussion paper on design options for…

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COVID-19 Respiratory Clinic Opens in Albany

A GP-led respiratory clinic established as part of the Australian Government’s $2.4 billion health package to respond to the COVID-19 outbreak has opened in Albany. The Federal Government is establishing up to 100 GP-led respiratory clinics around the country to assess patients with mild to moderate COVID-19-like symptoms. The clinics will reduce pressure on hospital emergency…

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Cancer treatment facility should be fast tracked

Families in Albany and the Great Southern have waited far too long for locally available, state-of-the-art radiation cancer treatment. The coronavirus pandemic has made it clear, regional communities need access to this vital service today. In 2017 I secured a $6.6 million commonwealth grant to Genesis Care for a linear accelerator machine to be installed…

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Funding boost for O’Connor agriculture shows

Four regional agricultural show societies in O’Connor will share in $440,000 in funding to upgrade and reinvigorate ageing show grounds. Federal Member for O’Connor Rick Wilson said the funding forms part of the $20 million Regional Agricultural Show Development Grants program. “Agricultural shows are a major drawcard for our regional towns, many of which have…

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Three communities in O’Connor will have improved access to vital air services with the Federal Government investing more than $600,000 in funding under the Remote Airstrip Upgrade Program. Federal Member for O’Connor Rick Wilson said the upgrades will help local communities maintain access to essential goods and services. “Upgrades like this mean remote communities will…

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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.