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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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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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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 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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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 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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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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People living and travelling through the Shire of Laverton will now have better phone service to make calls, browse the internet and stay connected with family and friends. The new small cell base stations turned on at Cosmo Newberry and Mulga Queen will provide mobile coverage to the community and surrounding area that previously had…

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Young people in Esperance and surrounds will now have easier access to mental health services with the opening of a new satellite Headspace service this week. Federal Member for O’Connor Rick Wilson said the Federal Government has established the new Headspace to provide mental health services to young people in the region. “There are more…

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Funds have started flowing to Walpole Weekly as part of the Morrison Government’s $50 million Public Interest News Gathering (PING) program, providing much needed support to regional television, newspaper and radio outlets during COVID-19. Federal Member for O’Connor Rick Wilson said the funding will enable news outlets to continue serving their community by providing reliable news…

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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.