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New project to protect Gilbert’s Potoroo

A key mainland population of the threatened Gilbert’s Potoroo at Mount Gardner near Albany is set to benefit from $248,140 in funding thanks to the Federal Government’s Threatened Species Strategy Action Plan. Federal Member for O’Connor Rick Wilson MP said the funding would help the Gilberts Potoroo Action Group to control feral predators to reduce…

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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.