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For up to date informaiton please visit australia.gov.au IMPORTANT COVID-19 UPDATE Australian governments are focused on working together to slow the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) to save lives. It is likely that we will be living with this virus for at least six months, so social distancing measures to slow this virus down must be…

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I urge farmers to seek help and find out what assistance they may be eligible for. Please do not self-assess your eligibility – seek advice from an expert at the Deptartment of Human Services on 13 23 16 or the Rural Financial Counselling Service on 1800 686 175.  Visit www.farmhub.org.au for detailed information on all services and support…

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Our pastoralists across the Goldfields and Southern Rangelands are currently experiencing some of their toughest seasons on record. Until recently those farmers have not put up too much of a fuss about their worsening predigament as they have acknowledged the severe conditions over east. But now the situation for some is becoming just as dire…

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On Saturday a miracle occurred, and we know the Morrison Government will be a majority Coalition Government for three more years. Here in O’Connor, the voters have honoured me with a third term representing them in Canberra. Thank you is not a strong enough phrase to convey the depth of my feelings right now, but it…

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The Albany Ring Road has secured a $140 million commitment from the Federal Government. Federal Member for O’Connor Rick Wilson said he was proud to deliver the most important project for Albany since he was elected in 2013.   “This has been identified by the City of Albany as the most important piece of infrastructure…

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Federal Member for O’Connor Rick Wilson is organising a roadshow through towns in the Great Southern and Wheatbelt to discuss the live trade industry with regional communities.   “The future of the live animal export trade is under grave threat. Around 1.5 million sheep are exported from Western Australia every year, with the vast majority…

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MEET RICK

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 Australia 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.