About David


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 in 2010 and again in 2016.

In 2018 David took on the role of Assistant Minister for Defence, supporting the Minister for Defence in delivering Australian Defence Capability.

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The Australian Defence Force have supported the North Queensland community affected by the floods by delivering approximately 42,000 litres of fuel & approximately 43 tonnes fodder. Defence will continue to provide post flood support to local authorities in carcass disposal planning. ... See MoreSee Less

 

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David, do more and be quick about it. Not good enough and taking too long!!

Thank you all.

At the Osborne Naval Shipyard, construction of the first Offshore Patrol Vessel by ASC workers has begun. Next door to the Naval Shipbuilding College, work is underway on the $535m facilities for the construction of the 9 Hunter Class Frigates which will be built in Adelaide by BAEs and ASC. ... See MoreSee Less

At the Osborne Naval Shipyard, construction of the first Offshore Patrol Vessel by ASC workers has begun. Next door to the Naval Shipbuilding College, work is underway on the $535m facilities for the construction of the 9 Hunter Class Frigates which will be built in Adelaide by BAEs and ASC.

 

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And what about the sub maintenance program being moved to WA along with up to 500 jobs going 😡

This is great news for Adelaide good on you Christopher Pyne and Scott Morrison

where do the profits go? off shore

Heading into the Naval Shipbuilding College tomorrow!!

Where are the subs !!!!

So are they going to rehire all the workers they put off

Anthony Paterson

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The Naval Ship Building College has accredited courses with both TAFE SA and Flinders University among others around the nation. During a visit to the Naval Shipbuilding College yesterday I was pleased to meet with two students who are departing for France to undertake internships with Thales and Naval Group to give them the skills and experience they’d need for a career at the Osborne Naval Shipyard here in SA. ... See MoreSee Less

The Naval Ship Building College has accredited courses with both TAFE SA and Flinders University among others around the nation. During a visit to the Naval Shipbuilding College yesterday I was pleased to meet with two students who are departing for France to undertake internships with Thales and Naval Group to give them the skills and experience they’d need for a career at the Osborne Naval Shipyard here in SA.

 

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Read more about the Naval Shipbuilding College here ➡https://www.navalshipbuildingcollege.com.au

Sorry Pyne and the LNP too little too late !!

Trucking Australia Party,,,www.ivantrust.com These submarines should be being built here, fully and totally we have the expertise, but we have muppetts like these blokes pictured ,,notmuch intelligence in three of them and i'll leave it to other post readers to judge the three,,,,,,hey steven n pain in the butt pyne,,,,,try some original australian designs and assetts and manufacturing,, france will not build these subs look at the racial /terrorist tensions,across the eurpoean theartre at present ,thier own p/m in trouble,,,,i say we should call on the governor general to sack parliament in canberra,which in turn will stop all the offshore deals,,,,e have a parliament full of incompitence still,,have had for three decades,,wake up south australia,,,put LABOUR/LIBERAL last on the ballot papers bucky truckie and a man with integrity not much left in SA at moment,,,

Jobs are never too late good news for Adelaide

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Australia has a long standing relationship with nations in the South Pacific which is growing even stronger under the priorities of the Pacific Step Up. Good to discuss aspects of Defence cooperation with the Foreign Minister of Vanuatu, Hon Ralph Regenvanu MP in Canberra yesterday. ... See MoreSee Less

Australia has a long standing relationship with nations in the South Pacific which is growing even stronger under the priorities of the Pacific Step Up. Good to discuss aspects of Defence cooperation with the Foreign Minister of Vanuatu, Hon Ralph Regenvanu MP in Canberra yesterday.

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🚨 Labor has just voted to weaken border protection. 🚨 If you support strong borders, add your name here: http://lbr.al/lj2f
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You could take some credit, if you had not banded with labor to release so many bstr

Labor absolute morons .😈😈😈

Good to speak with Australia’s National Rural Health Commissioner Prof Paul Worley and SA country GP Dr Gerry Considine in Canberra today to update policy and funding priorities to meet the health needs of South Australian communities. ... See MoreSee Less

Good to speak with Australia’s National Rural Health Commissioner Prof Paul Worley and SA country GP Dr Gerry Considine in Canberra today to update policy and funding priorities to meet the health needs of South Australian communities.
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