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Significant funding for Indigenous arts project

The Federal Member for O’Connor Rick Wilson Member is please to a announce $200,000 funding for Esperance Community Arts Inc. through the 2018-19 Indigenous Languages and Arts program funding round.


“It’s great to see the good work of Esperance Community Arts Inc. being recognised by the federal government”, Mr Wilson said.


“This funding will be used to develop skills, produce work and create opportunities for the local Aboriginal community through a series of workshops led by Indigenous artist facilitators.”


“Arts and language play an essential role in the health and wellbeing of Indigenous communities. These funds will help create Indigenous art and preserve Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander stories for current and future generations.”


The program will begin immediately and end in July 2020.


For more information about the program and to view the full list of funding recipients visit:



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.