Future Submarine program a huge boost for South Australia

David Fawcett, Senator for South Australia today welcomed the Turnbull Government’s decision to build Australia’s 12 Future Submarines in South Australia, securing thousands of jobs and billions in investment for the State.
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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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Australia's plural democracy demands respect in the marriage debate

All Australians must be free to confidently and courteously present their points of view. Attempts to shut down debate by labelling supporters of traditional marriage as homophobic or bigots is undemocratic and should be shunned.
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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

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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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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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 Professinals

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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28.6 2016

Regional Student Access to Education

Senator Fawcett today welcomed the announcement of a new package of measures that a re-elected Coalition Government would introduce to assist regional students into university.

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2.5 2016

Quality reforms to get Kingston students ahead

The Turnbull Government has committed to the most significant package of education quality reforms in a generation to drive excellence in Australia’s school students as part of its $73.6 billion student achievement plan.

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26.4 2016

Future Submarine Program a huge boost for South Australia

David Fawcett, Senator for South Australia today welcomed the Turnbull Government’s decision to build Australia’s 12 Future Submarines in South Australia, securing thousands of jobs and billions in investment for the State.

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18.4 2016

Senator Fawcett welcomes Shipbuilding decision

Today the Prime Minister announced the outcomes of the evaluation process for the Pacific Patrol Boats, Offshore Patrol Vessels and Future Frigates.

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11.4 2016

Coalition Government will abolish Road Safety Remuneration System if re-elected

Senator David Fawcett said the Coalition has today committed to abolishing the Road Safety Remuneration System (RSRS) if it is returned to Government at the next election.

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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

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