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BLACK SPOT PROGRAM FUNDS TO SAVE LIVES IN O’CONNOR

O’Connor will receive more than $1 million in Federal Government funding for vital upgrades to improve the safety of local roads under the Government’s Black Spot Program. Federal Member for O’Connor Rick Wilson welcomed the announcement which includes funding for upgrades to sections of Corrigin-Quairading Road in the Shire of Corrogin. The announcement comes as…

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More support for child care services in O’Connor

Member for O’Connor Rick Wilson today announced $50,000 to improve access to child care for children and families living in Albany. Mr Wilson said Kingdom Kare will receive Morrison Government support through the Community Child Care Fund (CCCF). “This funding will help Kingdom Kare purchase a bus, allowing them to offer transport assistance to isolated…

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SMALL BUSINESSES TO BE PAID ON TIME, EVERY TIME

Small and family businesses in O’Connor will now receive payment for government contracts under $1 million in 20 days. Federal Member for O’Connor Rick Wilson said the Morrison Government is backing the 3.4 million small and family businesses that underpin Australia’s economy by ensuring they get paid on time, boosting their cash flow and helping…

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Thank you O’Connor

On Saturday a miracle occurred, and we know the Morrison Government will be a majority Coalition Government for three more years. Here in O’Connor, the voters have honoured me with a third term representing them in Canberra. Thank you is not a strong enough phrase to convey the depth of my feelings right now, but it…

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FUNDS TO FLOW TO SOUTHERN FORESTS IRRIGATION SCHEME

The Southern Forest Irrigation Scheme has now been fully funded thanks to a $39.7 million injection by the Morrison Government, according to Federal Member for O’Connor Rick Wilson.   Mr Wilson said he was proud the Morrison Government has delivered such an important water infrastructure project for the Southern Forest food bowl region and will…

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Cash splash towards saving Kambalda pool

Federal Member for O’Connor Rick Wilson said a $287,000 Community Sport Infrastructure Grant for the Kambalda Aquatic Facility is a step towards re-opening the vital facility.   The investment is part of the Community Sport Infrastructure Grant program that is upgrading local facilities across Australia to help drive increased participation in sports and physical activity.…

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Supporting teachers to stay in regional schools

Federal Member for O’Connor Rick Wilson said students at 17 O’Connor schools would benefit from teachers that remained teaching in the community longer.   Mr Wilson said the Morrison Government would waive the Higher Education Loan Program (HELP) debt of teachers who remained teaching in remote locations.   There are 17 schools in O’Connor that…

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NEW LAWS TO HELP PROTECT OUR FARMERS

A re-elected Morrison Government will introduce new legislation to make it an offence to use a carriage service, such as the internet, to disclose personal information to incite trespass on agricultural land where that could cause commercial detriment. Federal Member for O’Connor Rick Wilson welcomed the announcement, saying farmers needed protection from extreme activists who…

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Digital connectivity in the Grainbelt

The Morrison Government will undertake a feasibility study of up to $2 million to examine ways to improve digital connectivity in the Grainbelt.   Federal Member for O’Connor Rick Wilson said the Government has listened to residents and local business owners and is taking action to improve telecommunications services.   “The Grainbelt forms an important…

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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.