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.

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9 hours ago

Senator David Fawcett

Great to join the Captain and crew of HMS Sutherland at Outer Harbour last night during their port visit to Adelaide. HMS Sutherland is conducting exercises with the Royal Australian Navy prior to conducting a freedom of navigation voyage through the South China Sea.HMS Sutherland has arrived in Adelaide as she continues her tour of Australia. The Devonport-based frigate made the 12,000-mile journey from home, to reach Fremantle on the west coast of Australia last week.

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Great to join the Captain and crew of HMS Sutherland at Outer Harbour last night during their port visit to Adelaide. HMS Sutherland is conducting exercises with the Royal Australian Navy prior to conducting a freedom of navigation voyage through the South China Sea.

 

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Great to meet with Brianna Casey, Foodbank Australia CEO, Greg Pattinson, Foodbank SA CEO, and board member Caroline Rhodes to discuss food security for Australians. The Australian Government estimates that food loss and food waste combined costs the Australian economy $20 billion per annum. Foodbank is Australia’s largest agency collecting and distributing food to people in need. www.foodbank.org.au ... See MoreSee Less

Great to meet with Brianna Casey, Foodbank Australia CEO, Greg Pattinson, Foodbank SA CEO, and board member Caroline Rhodes to discuss food security for Australians. The Australian Government estimates that food loss and food waste combined costs the Australian economy $20 billion per annum. Foodbank is Australia’s largest agency collecting and distributing food to people in need. https://www.foodbank.org.au

3 days ago

Senator David Fawcett

The first five years of life is a critical time that helps shape every child’s future and is fundamental to Closing the Gap in health equality.

Connected Beginnings links health care and early childhood education; providing health checks to women, babies and children up to school age.

I was pleased to join Minister for Indigenous Health, Ken Wyatt and local members Rowan Ramsey and Peter Treloar MP at the official launch of the Ceduna program today, run by the Ceduna Koonibba Aboriginal Health Service Aboriginal Corporation.

Our delegation toured the clinic and spoke directly to staff, learning about the important work being undertaken in the community.
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4 days ago

Senator David Fawcett

It’s been a pleasure to host my Federal colleague, Ken Wyatt the Minister for Aged Care, in South Australia today. Seniors in my paired seat of Makin enjoyed a community forum at the Modbury Bowling Club, before we travelled to Ceduna to meet with a team of dedicated volunteers who support the Senior Citizens Village. I’m looking forward to another busy day tomorrow, as a guest of Rowan Ramsey, as we discuss aged care and indigenous health issues in the region. ... See MoreSee Less

 

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Great to see a bit of involvement with volunteers...did you happen to have a chance to look through the Village and chat to care workers and nurses?

Brilliant work David. From your Irish supporters! We need you here!

5 days ago

Senator David Fawcett

Rural Health round table in Murray Bridge with Adrian Pederick MP. A number of doctors joined by phone from regional towns and two GPs left during the meeting to deliver babies! ... See MoreSee Less

Rural Health round table in Murray Bridge with Adrian Pederick MP. A number of doctors joined by phone from regional towns and two GPs left during the meeting to deliver babies!

5 days ago

Senator David Fawcett

Great to visit the Adelaide University Liberal Club O-Week stand this morning - several new members signed up already! Good to see a new generation of students who value freedom. ... See MoreSee Less

Great to visit the Adelaide University Liberal Club O-Week stand this morning - several new members signed up already! Good to see a new generation of students who value freedom.
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