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GOLDFIELDS AND DESERT INDIGENOUS RANGERS RECEIVE 7-YEAR COMMITMENT

Four Indigenous ranger services will receive a combined $25.9 million to invest in long-term programs over the next seven years to benefit Western Australia’s Goldfields and desert lands. In the latest round of the Morrison Government’s Indigenous Ranger Program, Ngaanyatjarra Council will receive $13,641,699, Ngadju Conservation Aboriginal Corporation $5,547,341, Goldfields Land and Sea Council Aboriginal…

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BOOSTING MOBILE COVERAGE IN CASCADE

The agricultural community of Cascade in the Shire of Esperance is set to get improved mobile coverage thanks to Round 5A of the Australian Government’s highly successful Mobile Black Spot Program. Federal Member for O’Connor Rick Wilson is thrilled that a mobile black spot at Cascade is set to be addressed under this round of the…

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An extra $2.41 million to provide critical child care services in O’Connor

Federal Member for O’Connor Rick Wilson says an additional $2,410,086 to support vital child care services in O’Connor will help meet the crucial needs of local families. Six services in the Southern Forest region will receive funding through the Morrison Government’s Community Child Care Fund (CCCF). Mr Wilson said the CCCF helps improve access to…

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DISASTER ASSISTANCE FOR STORM-AFFECTED ALBANY, DENMARK AND PLANTAGENET

Disaster recovery assistance has now been made available to the City of Albany, Shire of Denmark and Shire of Plantagenet in Western Australia’s Great Southern region following severe rains, wind and flooding in June. Assistance is being provided through the jointly funded Commonwealth-State Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements. The assistance comes in the wake of a…

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Sporting Schools program breaks record for getting kids moving

The Morrison Government’s $320 million Sporting Schools Program is helping more schools than ever to provide opportunities for children to get active and experience the joy of sport.  Federal Member for O’Connor Rick Wilson is encouraging local schools to register and apply for Sporting Schools funding and join the millions of Australian children benefitting from…

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New shade sails installed at Buckingham Way playground

Local children will have more reasons to smile the next time they venture out to play at the Buckingham Way playground thanks to newly installed shade sails. The new shade sails were erected thanks to support from the Federal Government’s local roads and community infrastructure program. The Shire of Collie received $678,000 this year under…

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Agriculture visa to secure labour force for Farmers

A new seasonal agriculture worker visa will come as huge relief to the agriculture industry that has been crying out for a secure workforce, according to Federal Member for O’Connor Rick Wilson. Mr Wilson said the new agriculture visa will help to secure the labour force needed by Australian farmers both now and into the…

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KALGOORLIE RADAR UPGRADE DELIVERS BETTER INFORMATION FOR AUSTRALIA’S LARGEST OUTBACK CITY

Residents of Australia’s largest outback city and the surrounding region will have access to more reliable and up-to-date weather information, with the Bureau of Meteorology completing significant upgrades to the Kalgoorlie radar.    Over the past two months a new digital receiver and control system for the Kalgoorlie radar has been installed.  Minister for the Environment Sussan Ley…

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Budget great for O’Connor

This week’s Federal Budget will be fantastic for the O’Connor electorate of Rick Wilson MP, with almost 60,000 taxpayers on low and middle incomes getting relief and Western Australia clawing back a further $2.115 billion in GST revenue. Mr Wilson’s electorate takes in much of Western Australia, from the Goldfields-Esperance region, through the Wheatbelt and…

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FUNDING TAKES FLIGHT FOR REMOTE AIRSTRIP UPGRADES

MORE than half a million dollars is being invested into four remote airstrips in the Goldfields thanks to the Morrison Government’s latest round of the Remote Airstrip Upgrade Program. Federal Member for O’Connor Rick Wilson said the upgrades will help local communities maintain access to essential goods and services. The four projects for O’Connor include:…

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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 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.