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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3 days ago

Senator David Fawcett

The Coalition Government has successfully negotiated free trade agreements with key strategic partners across our region and the world creating more jobs in Australia. Today I had the opportunity to meet with a range of Australian exporters represented through the Australian Chamber of Commerce Shanghai (AustCham Shanghai). I appreciated the frank and wide ranging conversation, very timely as we look at helping Australian business to optimise access to free trade agreements through an inquiry by Trade Sub-committee of the Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade. ... See MoreSee Less

The Coalition Government has successfully negotiated free trade agreements with key strategic partners across our region and the world creating more jobs in Australia. Today I had the opportunity to meet with a range of Australian exporters represented through the Australian Chamber of Commerce Shanghai (AustCham Shanghai). I appreciated the frank and wide ranging conversation, very timely as we look at helping Australian business to optimise access to free trade agreements through an inquiry by Trade Sub-committee of the Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade.

Beauty following beautiful breaking rains across the mid-north of South Australia. Not surprisingly, the rains of the past few days were welcomed by farmers and graziers at the meeting in Jamestown (where I spoke along with colleagues Rowan Ramsey and Dan van Holst Pellekaan), many of whom had taken the expensive risk of dry seeding earlier in the season. ... See MoreSee Less

Beauty following beautiful breaking rains across the mid-north of South Australia. Not surprisingly, the rains of the past few days were welcomed by farmers and graziers at the meeting in Jamestown (where I spoke along with colleagues Rowan Ramsey and Dan van Holst Pellekaan), many of whom had taken the expensive risk of dry seeding earlier in the season.

 

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Great to catch up with you, David. Thank you for letting us have an insight into your important work maintaining Australia's security, and improving rural health services.

needs more trees, but is quite beautiful :)

1 week ago

Senator David Fawcett

I welcome today's announcement by Adelaide Airport for a $165 million expansion of its main terminal to significantly improve the arrivals and departures experience for international passengers. The $165 million private investment reflects confidence in SA as a place to do business and is reflective of Commonwealth and South Australian Government policies to grow economic activity.A $165 million expansion of the Adelaide Airport main terminal will start within weeks, with a number of exciting upgrades for visitors.

International upgrades will include:
✔ a second, longer baggage belt for arrivals,
✔ more space for emigration and immigration processing,
✔ expanded security screening,
✔ a larger duty free precinct for arrivals and departures, and
✔ expanded dining and retail options.

Gate 18 will become a permanent international gate and be the focus of improved retail and boarding facilities. We’ll see a complete refurbishment of retail areas, resulting in a more than 80 per cent increase in the size of the terminal’s retail and dining across domestic and international areas.

Improvements will also include a new common user premium international lounge, new VIP facilities for international arrivals and departures, the relocation of the Virgin Australia Lounge Adelaide Airport with Virgin Australia and expansion of office space for tenants, including airlines and regulatory agencies.

For more, visit www.adelaideairport.com.au/tex
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So pleased to see that $165m tax payers dollars will be spent to make international visitors more comfortable!! What about the homeless here??? What about their welfare and comfort???? What a skewed view these politicians have about what is important in life!! Comes from having MORE than enough for their own needs!!

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