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Disaster assistance has been made available to help communities in the Great Southern region recover from the damage caused by heavy rainfall and severe flooding last month. As a result of storms in early August that dumped two months of rain in two days, the City of Albany and the Shire of Denmark experienced significant…

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New Regional University Centre being established in Albany

Regional Development Australia Great Southern will receive $1,397,239 from the Morrison Government to support students to learn skills and qualifications locally. Federal Member for O’Connor Rick Wilson today announced the Federal Government had finalised the grant agreement to establish a new Regional University Centre in Albany. Regional University Centres support tertiary students to study by…

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Mobile coverage boosted at Laverton

People living and travelling through the Shire of Laverton will now have better phone service to make calls, browse the internet and stay connected with family and friends. The new small cell base stations turned on at Cosmo Newberry and Mulga Queen will provide mobile coverage to the community and surrounding area that previously had…

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New headspace satellite in Esperance

Young people in Esperance and surrounds will now have easier access to mental health services with the opening of a new satellite Headspace service this week. Federal Member for O’Connor Rick Wilson said the Federal Government has established the new Headspace to provide mental health services to young people in the region. “There are more…

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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.