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  • $3.9 million to support Renergi Pty Ltd’s waste-to-energy demonstration plant in Collie shire;
  • $764,000 toward Stage 2 of the Collie Motorplex upgrade;
  • $420,000 toward the Collie River Trail;
  • $181,112 to support Collie Early Education Inc.
  • $13,000 for Collie Church of Christ to instal solar panels and upgrade its volunteer work area;
  • $3000 to assist Collie Men’s Shed.


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.