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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 sourced from my electorate of O’Connor,” Mr Wilson said.


“I’ve been working hard to make sure the concerns of WA farmers, stock agents, livestock transporters and feed manufacturers are heard in Canberra,” Mr Wilson said.


“It’s important to keep the dialogue open and continue to keep those affected by changes to the industry informed of any developments.”


Veterinarian Dr Holly Ludema and Australian Live Exporters Council board member John Edwards and will also be attending the community meetings.


“This will be a good opportunity to ask questions to industry representatives and show your support to the cause,” Mr Wilson said.


Meeting dates and locations are as follows:

Tuesday, March 19th:

9am – Pingelly Rec Centre

11am – Corrigin Rec Centre

2pm – Kulin Rec Centre

5pm – Lake Grace Pavilion


Wednesday, March 20th

9am – Muradup Hall

11am – Gnowangerup Rec Centre

1pm – Katanning Sale Yards

4pm – Williams Rec Centre



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.