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Funds have started flowing to Walpole Weekly as part of the Morrison Government’s $50 million Public Interest News Gathering (PING) program, providing much needed support to regional television, newspaper and radio outlets during COVID-19. Federal Member for O’Connor Rick Wilson said the funding will enable news outlets to continue serving their community by providing reliable news…

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The Australian Government has announced a new resource corridor that includes parts of O’Connor will be a focus of its $125 million expansion of the Exploring for the Future program. Running for more than 2000 kilometres, the corridor starting just south of Darwin and straddling the borders of the Northern Territory, Western Australia and South…

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Four Driver Reviver sites in the Great Southern have received funding under the first round of the Commonwealth Government’s Driver Reviver Program. Funding will be used to install much-needed signs promoting road safety messaging and raising awareness of life-saving rest sites. Federal Member for O’Connor Rick Wilson said the funding was fantastic news for communities,…

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Three Driver Reviver sites in the Goldfields-Esperance Region have received funding under the first round of the Commonwealth Government’s Driver Reviver Program. Funding will be used to install much-needed signs promoting road safety messaging and raising awareness of life-saving rest sites. Federal Member for O’Connor Rick Wilson said the funding was fantastic news for communities,…

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A $220,000 grants program, targeted at the sharpest young minds in agriculture, fisheries and forestry, opens today. Federal Member for O’Connor Rick Wilson said the 2021 Science and Innovation Awards help bring the next generation of big ideas to life, with projects sought from 18-35 year old researchers, scientist, innovators and others active in the…

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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.