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O’Connor to get bigger

The Division of O’Connor, which encompasses the Great Southern region and much of the WA Wheatbelt, is set to become the largest electorate in Australia when measured by the number of local government areas it is likely to take in after a major electoral redistribution is finalised later this year. Member for O’Connor Rick Wilson…

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Geegeelup expansion officially opens

Member for O’Connor Rick Wilson officially opened the newly upgraded Geegeelup Village Hostel in Bridgetown on Tuesday. The project received more than $8 million of Federal Government funding, paving the way for a major expansion of the aged care facility and an increase in beds from 16 to 32. Mr Wilson said the hostel received…

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Regional focus for $20 million drought hub

Federal Member for O’Connor Rick Wilson is thrilled to announce an $8 million grant has been approved through the Morrison Government’s Future Drought Fund to establish a Drought Resilience Adoption and Innovation Hub in O’Connor. “The hub will be an essential part of the government’s proactive response to help farmers and communities to become better…

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Improved digital connectivity for the Goldfields and Esperance

People living, working and travelling throughout the Goldfields can now look forward to new and improved telecommunications services thanks to the Morrison Government’s Regional Connectivity Program (RCP). The $90 million program is delivering 81 place-based solutions to digital connectivity issues in the regions through a range of mobile and broadband services. Federal Member for O’Connor…

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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.