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Helping Pemberton RSL remember those who served

The Australian Government will provide $10,000 to help preserve Pemberton’s wartime heritage as part of more than $800,000 in funding from the Saluting their Service Commemorative Grants Program.

Member for O’Connor Rick Wilson said the funding would ensure the ongoing recognition of Pemberton’s servicemen and women.

The funding will allow the Pemberton RSL Sub-Branch to instal cabinets in its conference room to display wartime memorabilia.

“It’s important that the service and sacrifice of Australia’s veterans are recognised and remembered, and I congratulate the Pemberton RSL Sub-Branch on their initiative in applying for this grant,” Mr Wilson said.

Minister for Veterans’ Affairs and Defence Personnel Andrew Gee said communities across Australia were proud of their military history, our local veterans who have served our nation and their families who have supported them.

“Our local communities recognise the importance of commemorating and honouring the contribution of our servicemen and women and all that they have done for our nation,” Minister Gee said.

“It’s encouraging to see so many applications for funding in this round for such a wide range of projects, both big and small.”



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.