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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…

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New facilities for students at St Joseph’s School

Federal Member for O’Connor Rick Wilson today (November 18, 2021) attended St Joseph’s School to open the newly renovated Celsus Block that was funded by the Morrison Government. Mr Wilson said kindergarten students would benefit from the new classrooms that will support engaging, interactive, student-focused learning. The Federal Government provided $499,866 for the project through…

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New facilitator to help drive employment growth in Kalgoorlie

A new employment facilitator will help connect employers and job seekers in the Kalgoorlie area as part of the Australian Government’s $276 million Local Jobs Program. Karen Thomas who started in the role on Monday, November 15 will focus on ensuring that local people — particularly young people and Indigenous job seekers — are adequately…

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More than $110 million has been released by the Morrison Federal Government, making good on its $140 million majority funding commitment for the $175 million Albany ring road. Federal Member for O’Connor Rick Wilson said Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce contacted him on Friday, October 29 to tell him the good news. “Thanks to the…

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The Morrison Federal Government is investing in the future of the Goldfields-Esperance region with a combined $6,591,170 funding to redevelop the Kalgoorlie-Boulder basketball stadium and upgrade the Esperance Bay marina under Round 5 of the highly successful Building Better Regions Fund (BBRF). Federal Member for O’Connor Rick Wilson said the Government’s large contributions to the…

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The Morrison Government is investing $5.28 million in four Great Southern projects including the Albany Motorsport Park under Round 5 of the highly successful Building Better Regions Fund (BBRF). Projects to receive funding in the Great Southern region are: Albany Motorsport Park: $4,990,000 toward a total project cost of $9,990,000 for a multipurpose motorsport park…

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More than $2.7 million of Federal Government road safety funding will be provided to improve South Coast Highway east and west of Munglinup. Federal Member for O’Connor Rick Wilson, who chairs Western Australia’s highway black spot consultative panel, said the funding from the Commonwealth’s Road Safety Program would support shovel-ready construction projects. “This vital funding for…

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Million-dollar infrastructure boost for Cranbrook

The Cranbrook community will benefit for years to come from a million-dollar infrastructure injection by the Morrison Federal Government. Federal Member for O’Connor Rick Wilson joined Shire of Cranbrook leaders and residents yesterday (Thursday, September 9) to officially open the Cranbrook Community Precinct, one of three projects funded under the Drought Communities Programme Extension. “The…

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Funding flows for Southwest projects

The Australian Government is continuing to back drought-affected communities, with the Pemberton Mill Hall Restoration Committee and Country Music Club of Boyup Brook to receive a share of more than $1 million in Federal funding under the Foundation for Rural & Regional Renewal’s award-winning Tackling Tough Times Together program. “The Pemberton Mill Hall Restoration Committee…

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National honour for Denmark landcarer

Federal Member for O’Connor Rick Wilson has extended warm congratulations to Denmark resident Basil Schur on taking out the Australian Government Individual Landcarer Award at the National Landcare Awards streamed online from Sydney last night. “Mr Schur has been a leader in landcare for more than 30 years, establishing the Denmark Wetland Centre for community…

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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.