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LIVE EXPORT ROADSHOW – find a meeting near you!

Federal Member for O’Connor Rick Wilson is organising a roadshow through towns in the Great Southern and Wheatbelt to discuss the live trade industry with regional communities.   “The future of the live animal export trade is under grave threat. Around 1.5 million sheep are exported from Western Australia every year, with the vast majority…

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Green light for Great Southern housing project

The Great Southern Housing Initiative has been given the green light to provide urgent quality housing for the region.   Assistant Minister for Regional Development Sussan Ley and Federal Member for O’Connor Rick Wilson met with Great Southern local government representatives in Gnowangerup on Thursday to discuss details of the project.   The Federal Government…

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Positive outcome for radiation machine campaign

Federal Member for O’Connor Rick Wilson has welcomed todays announcement by WA Minister for Health Roger Cook that will allow Genesis Care to locate their federally funded linear accelerator machine at the Albany Health Campus.   “I’ve been campaigning to get an Albany-based radiation oncology service for Albany for the past 18 months since the…

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NYABING COMMUNITY HUB NOW OPEN

The rural town of Nyabing now boasts a brand new community hub, with the $2.2 million facility officially opened today.   Federal Member for O’Connor Rick Wilson said the Nyabing Community Hub, complete with a conference room, dining area and outdoor area, will host a range of social and professional activities.   “The Nyabing Farm Improvement…

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$505,000 investment for new Katanning medical centre

The Morrison Government will provide a $505,000 capital grant for a new medical centre in Katanning to provide quality health care to people in the Great Southern.   Minister for Health Greg Hunt announced the funding to convert a recently vacated shire office building in the centre of town into a new community medical centre.…

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Green light for Coolgardie innovation centre

The Shire of Coolgardie will receive $916,000 funding for the Coolgardie Innovation and Economic Development Centre under Round 3 of the Federal Government’s highly successful Building Better Regions Fund.   Federal Member for O’Connor Rick Wilson said the Morrison Government’s investment in local projects under Round 3 will help grow the economy and build a…

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$1.5m investment to fight the war on drugs in the Goldfields

The Morrison Government will provide $1.5 million over the next 12 months for Goldfields Rehabilitation Services Inc. (GRSI) to fund its drug rehabilitation program and medical detoxification facility in the Goldfields.   Minister for Health Greg Hunt announced the funding, which includes $785,000 to kick start their new four bed medical detoxification facility, as well…

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$750,000 investment in Kojonup Medical Centre

The Morrison Government will provide a $750,000 capital grant for a new medical centre in Kojonup to provide the very best health care to people in the Great Southern.   Minister for Health Greg Hunt announced the funding, which adds to a $530,000 bequest from Kojonup farmer George Church and a contribution from the Kojonup…

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Support for remote and rural child care services

Child care services in regional and remote Australia are receiving Morrison Government funding to ensure they can better support local families. Minister for Education Dan Tehan today announced funding of more than $2.5 million for 16 child care providers. More than 700 child care services will now share more than $110 million to improve their…

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Fostering Integration Grants to help migrants succeed

The Shire of Katanning is set to receive $43,000 for its Activating Integration program. Federal Member for O’Connor Rick Wilson welcomed the announcement, which will help support migrants integrate into Australian life. The Federal Government’s $5 million Fostering Integration Grant Program supports the delivery of one-off projects and new or expanded initiatives that encourage economic…

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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.