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Funding lifeline for cancelled regional shows

SEVEN shows and field days cancelled because of COVID-19 are about to get a slice of $34 million Australian Government funding to ensure they can bounce back in 2021. Federal Member for O’Connor Rick Wilson said the first payments under the Supporting Agricultural Shows and Field Days program will roll out before Christmas. “These events…

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Aldersyde Agricultural Hall in Brookton has been granted $110,000 for vital upgrades under the Federal Government’s Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal’s Tackling Tough Times Together program. Federal Member for O’Connor Rick Wilson was thrilled with the announcement and said the funds would increase accessibility and reduce volunteer fatigue through upgrades to the hall’s kitchen,…

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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.