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  • $1,534,500 to support visual artists at Warakurna;
  • $800,895 to upgrade Blackstone Road;
  • $495,000 to upgrade Warburton air strip;
  • $264,000 to support the Minyma Kutjara Indigenous visual arts industry;
  • $88,000 to support the Tjarlirli Art Aboriginal Corporation visual arts industry;
  • $61,600 to upgrade lights at Wanarn airstrip;
  • $54,581 for the Kurrawang community picnic area;
  • $44,000 to support the Irrunytju community’s visual arts industry;
  • $36,281 for lighting, fencing and surface works at Tjuntjuntjara airstrip;
  • $6237 to upgrade Ilkurlka airstrip.


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.