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Helping Pemberton RSL remember those who served

The Australian Government will provide $10,000 to help preserve Pemberton’s wartime heritage as part of more than $800,000 in funding from the Saluting their Service Commemorative Grants Program. Member for O’Connor Rick Wilson said the funding would ensure the ongoing recognition of Pemberton’s servicemen and women. The funding will allow the Pemberton RSL Sub-Branch to…

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New facilities for students at St Joseph’s School

Federal Member for O’Connor Rick Wilson today (November 18, 2021) attended St Joseph’s School to open the newly renovated Celsus Block that was funded by the Morrison Government. Mr Wilson said kindergarten students would benefit from the new classrooms that will support engaging, interactive, student-focused learning. The Federal Government provided $499,866 for the project through…

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New facilitator to help drive employment growth in Kalgoorlie

A new employment facilitator will help connect employers and job seekers in the Kalgoorlie area as part of the Australian Government’s $276 million Local Jobs Program. Karen Thomas who started in the role on Monday, November 15 will focus on ensuring that local people — particularly young people and Indigenous job seekers — are adequately…

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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.