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  • $4.49 million toward upgrading the Kalgoorlie-Boulder basketball stadium;
  • $2 million to assess feasibility of the Kalgoorlie rail realignment project;
  • $1.04 million for a new road to the strategic industrial land site at Yilkari;
  • $945,000 toward new learning facilities at Goldfields Baptist College;
  • $780,000 for Goldfields Indigenous Housing Organisation to build four new emergency accommodation units;
  • $500,000 for new early learning facilities at St Joseph’s Primary School.


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.