Bank Deposit Tax Dumped

This Government is in the business of protecting the savings of people - not raiding them. Labor's Bank Deposit Tax would have imposed costs of $1.5 billion on Australians with savings.

Matter of Public Importance - Leadership

Long-term leadership is about statesmanship. It is not just about the next election. It is about having an eye on the next generation. There are a number of steps that this government has taken which show true long-term leadership.

Grants to Develop Female Sports Leaders

Senator Fawcett today encouraged women who are interested in sport in Kingston to apply for $400 000 worth in federal grants that aim to support female leaders throughout the sporting world.


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 is a Senator for South Australia.

His duties include:

  • Deputy Government Whip in the Senate;
  • Chair of the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Corporations and Financial Services;
  • Chair of the Defence sub-Committee of the Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs Defence and Trade;
  • The Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security’ the Joint Standing Committee on Treaties’ and the Senate Standing Committees for Foreign Affairs Defence and Trade.
  • He is also the Chair of the Government Backbench Policy Committee for Legal Affairs and is involved in policy work pertaining to aviation and rural health.

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14.9 2015

New Transition to Work Service

Senator David Fawcett today welcomed the release of the Exposure Draft of the Request for Proposal for the Australian Government’s new Transition to Work service for young job seekers.

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2.9 2015

Bank Deposit Tax Dumped

Labor’s Bank Deposit Tax would have imposed costs of $1.5 billion on Australians with savings. This Government is in the business of protecting the savings of people from Kingston – not raiding them. Our action today reflects the Government’s determination to deliver lower, simpler and fairer taxes.

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26.8 2015

Government delivers on election commitment for easier, simpler advice for small business in Kingston

A new Pay and Conditions Tool (PACT) mobile-friendly tool to combine pay, shift and leave calculators with an intuitive interface for mobile devices designed for Small Business has been launched by Employment Minister Eric Abetz and the Fair Work Ombudsman.

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24.8 2015

Grants to develop female sport leaders

Senator David Fawcett today encouraged women from the Kingston electorate who are interested in sport to apply for $400,000 worth of grants to support and develop women leaders in Australian sport.

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Ending the deadly stop-start in our defence industries

- Senator David Fawcett

The Peever First Principles Review and RAND shipbuilding report released in recent weeks have the potential to radically simplify the structure of the Defence Department and improve the efficiency of the way it spends tax-payer dollars. Lifting the capital productivity of Defence is vital if Australia is to maintain an affordable and sustainable Defence capability. 

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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 Chair of both the Parliament Joint Committee on Corporations and Financial Services and of the Defence Sub-Committee within the joint 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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