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National sign language interpreting service for aged care

A free sign language interpreting service will soon be available for senior Australians who are deaf, deafblind or hard of hearing. The service will provide appropriate sign language assistance to people who are receiving or want to access aged care services. Starting this month, it will be available to improve interactions with My Aged Care,…

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Investment in Indigenous health projects

A $750,000 investment by the Morrison Government for the Spinifex Health Service will improve health outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the Goldfields, says Federal Member for O’Connor Rick Wilson. The funding boost is part of a $35 million investment in 42 key research projects to address avoidable indigenous deafness, ending avoidable…

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Albany Regional Airport is set for a $1.66 million upgrade under the Federal Government’s Regional Airports Program. Federal Member for O’Connor Rick Wilson said the airport is one of 60 regional airports to receive a share of $41.2 million, in another step taken by the Federal Government to help Australia’s aviation industry get through the…

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Regional communities in O’Connor are set to receive a boost with 3 new local infrastructure and community projects, as part of a $207 million investment under Round 4 of the Coalition Government’s highly successful Building Better Regions Fund (BBRF). Federal Member for O’Connor Rick Wilson said the community-based projects were a positive investment in the…

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Supporting isolated senior Australians to stay connected

The Morrison Government is supporting senior Australians through two new initiatives to prevent loneliness and social isolation under a $6 million communications package. Thirteen organisations in O’Connor will share in $57,500 funding under the Be Connected program to provide digital devices such as laptops and tablets to older residents. In addition almost $5 million will…

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New opportunities to study in Albany

Federal Member for O’Connor Rick Wilson said local students could live at home and work locally while also studying a tertiary qualification at a new Regional University Centre to be established in Albany. Mr Wilson said the Albany Centre was one of nine new centres being established across regional Australia under the Coalition Government’s $53.2 million…

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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.