Supporting our primary industries

Celebrating our primary industries: Member for O'Connor Rick Wilson (right) is pictured with Katanning saleyard manager Rod Bushell ahead of the Newdegate Machinery Field Days. Photo: Supplied.
Celebrating our primary industries: Member for O'Connor Rick Wilson (right) is pictured with Katanning saleyard manager Rod Bushell ahead of the Newdegate Machinery Field Days. Photo: Supplied.

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The Newdegate Machinery Field Days are an exciting occasion for all of us in the region - they bring the community together to celebrate our primary industries and the contribution they make to our wonderful state.

Having been born and raised on my family's farm in Katanning, I'll always have a close connection to the agricultural sector and a desire to see it thrive.

The Morrison Government has proven itself a strong supporter of primary industry, and we're excited to continue working hard to implement policies benefitting our farmers.

Many of you will be following events of the live animal export trade closely.

As your regional Liberal team, we reaffirm our commitment to ensuring this vital industry remains sustainable for our country, our producers and most importantly, our families.

But with the books closing on a record $7 billion crop last season, O'Connor has a good story to tell.

Grain production and haulage is the lifeblood of Wheatbelt communities, and it's critically important for people in those communities that the Government invest in a safer, more efficient road network.

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The Morrison Government has allocated $70 million to boost the productivity and safety of strategic roads in the Wheatbelt.

With good roads, we need reliable communication infrastructure for safety, efficiency and to take advantage of new and developing agritech.

That's why we've allocated an additional $160 million in the Mobile Blackspot Program and $2 million to undertake a feasibility study examining the ways to improve digital connectivity in the Wheatbelt.

The instant asset write-off is also increasing from $25,000 to $30,000 and we're reducing company tax from 30c to 25c in the dollar.

The business turnover threshold is also increasing from $10 million to $50 million.

As regional Liberals, we will continue working to ensure the advancement of our dynamic Agricultural industries.

You can find us in Family Interest Pavilion at the Newdegate Machinery Field Day - we would love to meet you and share a cuppa.