WILSON, Richard (Rick) JamesBiography for WILSON, Richard (Rick) James

Member for O'Connor (WA)

Liberal Party of Australia

Parliamentary Service

Elected to the House of Representatives for O'Connor, Western Australia, 2013 and 2016.

Committee Service

House of Representatives Standing: Agriculture and Industry from 4.12.13 to 9.5.16; Agriculture and Water Resources from 14.9.16 (Chair from 3.10.16); Indigenous Affairs from 14.9.16; Communications and the Arts from 14.9.16.

Joint Standing: Parliamentary Library from 4.12.13 to 9.5.16; Trade and Investment Growth from 14.9.16.

Party Positions

President, Liberal Party Katanning Branch.

Treasurer, Liberal Party O'Connor Division.

President, Liberal Party O'Connor Division.

Committee Member, Rural Policy Committee.


Born 2.1.1966, Katanning, WA.


Qualifications and Occupation before entering Federal Parliament


Self-employed farmer 1990-2013.

Vice-Chairman, Pastoralists and Graziers Association Grains Committee 2000-08; Chairman 2008-11.


Description: rural.

Location: south-east Western Australia; it includes the Cities of Albany and Kalgoorlie-Boulder, and the Shires of Boyup Brook, Bridgetown-Greenbushes, Brookton, Collie, Coolgardie, Corrigin, Denmark, Dundas, Esperance, Kondinin, Laverton, Manjimup, Ngaanyatjarraku, Wandering and Williams.

Area: 868 576 sq km.

Electors enrolled: 101 778 (at 2.7.16).

Industries: agriculture, fishing, forestry, aquaculture, mining and tourism.

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