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Sporting Schools program breaks record for getting kids moving

The Morrison Government’s $320 million Sporting Schools Program is helping more schools than ever to provide opportunities for children to get active and experience the joy of sport.  Federal Member for O’Connor Rick Wilson is encouraging local schools to register and apply for Sporting Schools funding and join the millions of Australian children benefitting from…

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New shade sails installed at Buckingham Way playground

Local children will have more reasons to smile the next time they venture out to play at the Buckingham Way playground thanks to newly installed shade sails. The new shade sails were erected thanks to support from the Federal Government’s local roads and community infrastructure program. The Shire of Collie received $678,000 this year under…

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Agriculture visa to secure labour force for farmers

A new seasonal agriculture worker visa will come as huge relief to the agriculture industry that has been crying out for a secure workforce, according to Federal Member for O’Connor Rick Wilson. Mr Wilson said the new agriculture visa will help to secure the labour force needed by Australian farmers both now and into the…

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Residents of Australia’s largest outback city and the surrounding region will have access to more reliable and up-to-date weather information, with the Bureau of Meteorology completing significant upgrades to the Kalgoorlie radar.    Over the past two months a new digital receiver and control system for the Kalgoorlie radar has been installed.  Minister for the Environment Sussan Ley…

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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.