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Funding lifeline for cancelled regional shows

SEVEN shows and field days cancelled because of COVID-19 are about to get a slice of $34 million Australian Government funding to ensure they can bounce back in 2021. Federal Member for O’Connor Rick Wilson said the first payments under the Supporting Agricultural Shows and Field Days program will roll out before Christmas. “These events…

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MORE FEDERAL FUNDING TO TACKLE DROUGHT

Aldersyde Agricultural Hall in Brookton has been granted $110,000 for vital upgrades under the Federal Government’s Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal’s Tackling Tough Times Together program. Federal Member for O’Connor Rick Wilson was thrilled with the announcement and said the funds would increase accessibility and reduce volunteer fatigue through upgrades to the hall’s kitchen,…

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Incentive to work in the regions

WORKERS relocating to a regional area to take up agricultural work could receive up to $6000 under the Federal Government’s Relocation Assistance to Take Up a Job program. Federal Member for O’Connor said people relocating to take up short-term agricultural work may be eligible to receive up to $6000 if they are an Australian worker;…

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More drought water infrastructure support available for farmers

FARMERS in O’Connor will have access to practical support to cope with drought after the Federal Government committed another $50 million for the On-farm Emergency Water Infrastructure Rebate Scheme. Federal Member for O’Connor Rick Wilson said the rebate could be used to drill new bores, desilt dams and provide more piping for livestock producers and…

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MORRISON GOVERNMENT INVESTS $1.1 BILLION IN TRANSPORT INFRASTRUCTURE TO BOOST WA ECONOMIC RECOVERY

The Western Australian economy will be boosted, roads will be safer and thousands of jobs created, with a $1.1 billion investment into transport infrastructure from the Federal Government as part of our COVID-19 economic recovery plan. The latest funding injection builds on a series of statewide infrastructure investments from the Commonwealth in responding to the…

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MORRISON GOVERNMENT INVESTS $1.1 BILLION IN TRANSPORT INFRASTRUCTURE TO BOOST WA ECONOMIC RECOVERY

The Western Australian economy will be boosted, roads will be safer and thousands of jobs created, with a $1.1 billion investment into transport infrastructure from the Federal Government as part of our COVID-19 economic recovery plan. The latest funding injection builds on a series of statewide infrastructure investments from the Commonwealth in responding to the…

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Businesses in Albany to get high-speed fibre broadband

Businesses in Albany will be able to order high-speed fibre broadband as NBN Co rolls out new Business Fibre Zones, which will help boost economic growth and productivity. NBN Co’s Business Fibre Initiative is part of a $700 million package to transform the accessibility and affordability of business-grade fibre. Under the new initiative announced by…

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BRIDGES AND HEAVY VEHICLE SAFETY FUNDING FLOWS TO O’CONNOR

SEVEN projects across O’Connor will receive a share of more than $290 million in Federal Government funding under round five of the Bridges Renewal Program (BRP) and round seven of the Heavy Vehicle Safety and Productivity Program (HVSPP). Federal Member for O’Connor Rick Wilson said the timing couldn’t be better to see funding flow to…

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DISASTER ASSISTANCE FOLLOWING SEVERE WA STORMS

Disaster assistance has been made available to help communities in the Great Southern region recover from the damage caused by heavy rainfall and severe flooding last month. As a result of storms in early August that dumped two months of rain in two days, the City of Albany and the Shire of Denmark experienced significant…

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New Regional University Centre being established in Albany

Regional Development Australia Great Southern will receive $1,397,239 from the Morrison Government to support students to learn skills and qualifications locally. Federal Member for O’Connor Rick Wilson today announced the Federal Government had finalised the grant agreement to establish a new Regional University Centre in Albany. Regional University Centres support tertiary students to study by…

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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.