Chair, Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade.

Senator Fawcett serves as Chair of the Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade in the 45th Parliament. The Committee investigates and oversees matters relating to Australia’s national security, foreign policy and trade relations.
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Land 400 project will create opportunities for Australian defence industry companies

MORE than 60 South Australian businesses have attended a defence industry workshop in Adelaide to find out how they can be part of building Australia’s sovereign defence industry capability.
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DAVID'S HISTORY

David served in the Australian Defence Force for over 22 years. An Army pilot, he flew helicopters and fixed wing aircraft and was the Senior Flying Instructor at the School of Army Aviation in Queensland.

Graduating as an experimental test pilot from the Empire Test Pilots’ School (UK), he finished his full time career in Defence as the Commanding Officer of the RAAF Aircraft Research and Development Unit.

Elected to the House of Representatives as the Member for Wakefield (SA) in 2004, he served in the Parliament until 2007. David continued to fly as a test pilot and ran a small business working in the Defence and Aviation sectors prior to being elected to the Senate.

 

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DAVID'S ROLE IN PARLIAMENT

David is a Senator for South Australia.

His duties include:

  • Deputy Government Whip in the Senate;
  • Chair, Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade;
  • Joint Standing Committee on Treaties;
  • Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security;
  • Senate Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade;
  • Senate Standing Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs;
  • Senate Standing Committee on Appropriations, Staffing and Security;
  • Senate Standing Committee for Selection of Bills;
  • He is also the Chair of the Coalition Backbench Legal Affairs Committee and is involved in policy work pertaining to aviation and rural health.

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LATEST NEWS

24.4 2017

Media Release: Makin school to boost digital literacy skills

North Ingle School in the Commonwealth Electoral Division of Makin is set to receive additional funding to support a recent upgrade of its digital network infrastructure, as part of a nation-wide digital literacy program run by the Turnbull Government.

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24.3 2017

Media Release: Maritime Technical College unlocks career opportunities for South Australians

Today the Turnbull Government announced the Maritime Technical College, opening up career opportunities for South Australians in our future naval shipbuilding and sustainment enterprise.

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20.2 2017

Joint Media Statement: Safety first as Main North Road upgrade opens

The Australian Government has fixed a notorious road black spot at Blakeview in South Australia, funding a $1.36 million upgrade through its Black Spot Programme.

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16.2 2017

It’s agreed: legislating for same-sex Marriage would be neither quick nor simple if human rights are to be respected

Yesterday I tabled the report of the Senate Select Committee that had been examining the impact on religious freedoms should a Parliament ever decide to legislate to change the definition of marriage.

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8.2 2017

$2.43 million funding boost for South Australian research project

Australian Government funding will benefit South Australian innovation, by helping local industry and research institutions work collaboratively to develop a technological solution for the industrialisation of a novel diagnostic biosensor for bladder cancer.

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17.11 2016

Improved Facilities for Emmaus Catholic School

Every student at Emmaus Catholic School in Woodcroft will soon have access to school facilities thanks to new ramps after Senator David Fawcett announced today a $200,000 Australian Government grant.

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17.11 2016

Improved Facilities for Prescott Primary Northern

Prescott Primary Northern, an Adventists Christian School in Para Vista, will soon have an improved learning area after Senator Fawcett announced today a $119,000 Australian Government grant.

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14.11 2016

Men's Sheds Support Men's Health

The Salvos Men’s Shed will receive $4,938 from the Turnbull Government to promote and support men’s health and wellbeing in the Pooraka region.

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28.6 2016

Coalition to Create Rural Health Champion and Pathway for Rural Medical Professionals

A re-elected Turnbull Government will develop a National Rural Generalist Pathway to address rural health's biggest issue - lack of medical professionals in rural, regional and remote areas.

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28.6 2016

Learning for Life

A re-elected Turnbull Government will deliver an additional $48 million to help an extra 24,000 of Australia’s highly disadvantaged children with their education through The Smith Family’s Learning for Life programme.

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LATEST OP-ED

Land 400 project will create opportunities for Australian defence industry companies

- Senator David Fawcett

MORE than 60 South Australian businesses have attended a defence industry workshop in Adelaide to find out how they can be part of building Australia’s sovereign defence industry capability.

These local companies have the opportunity to share in the multi-billion dollar armoured vehicle program — known as LAND 400 — which will substantially enhance the Australian Army’s combat capability while bringing much needed economic activity to Australia.

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COMMITTEES & REPORTS

Committees are a key part of how the Parliament obtains and reviews information on a vast range of topics.

Senate committees are particularly important in holding the government and public service to account through public inquiries on policy questions.

David is a member of the Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade.

In addition, David is member of a number of Senate Standing Committees and Joint Standing Committees.

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CONNECT WITH DAVID

CPO Suite 4, Level 13

100 King William Street

Adelaide SA 5000

Phone : (08) 8205 1040

Fax: (08) 8205 1045

Email: senator.fawcett@aph.gov.au

Authorised By Senator David Fawcett. Commonwealth parliament Offices, 100 King William Street, ADELAIDE SA 5000.
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