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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11 hours ago

Senator David Fawcett

While there is more work to be done, today’s job figures are good news and show the Turnbull Government’s economic plan is working, creating more jobs for Australians.Last year saw more new jobs created than any calendar year on record. We are working to deliver a stronger economy with even more jobs ... See MoreSee Less

While there is more work to be done, today’s job figures are good news and show the Turnbull Government’s economic plan is working, creating more jobs for Australians.

 

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Beware of manipulation of statistics. More people unemployed that when this government took office. Well over a million underemployed. Not good.

The Turnbull Government is continuing to take action to combat the scourge of ice and other illicit drugs, as more Local Drug Action Teams are rolled out across Australia.

Applications for round three of the LDAT program close on 19 February 2018. To find out more information visit www.adf.org.au/ldat
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The Turnbull Government is continuing to take action to combat the scourge of ice and other illicit drugs, as more Local Drug Action Teams are rolled out across Australia.
Applications for round three of the LDAT program close on 19 February 2018. To find out more information visit www.adf.org.au/ldat

2 days ago

Senator David Fawcett

I’m proud to be an Australian and we have much to be proud of as a nation. Hear from the PM as he explains why Australia Day is such an important celebration to unite, rather than divide us.

Malcolm Turnbull
A free country debates its history, it does not deny it.
Australia Day is Australia's day - a day when we come together and celebrate our nation and all of its history.
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Malcolm Turnbull

 

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Worse PM Australia has had

It is outrageous to suggest that we should celebrate all of our history. There is a lot of history that is evil and cannot be celebrated

Good speech, PM. Australia Day is just that. let those who want to cause dissension choose something else!

My apology to Senator Fawcett re my recent comment about not hearing from him. He answered my comment today immediately and I have sent my email to the correct name. Again I apologise to Senator Fawcett and thank him for today’s answer.

agree!!!

well said bryan agreed Amen

For sure

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1 week ago

Senator David Fawcett

Australian Antarctic Division
Today we're celebrating a decade of flights to our blue ice runway in Antarctica.

Wilkins Aerodrome has improved access to the continent for hundreds of scientists and expeditioners, with 131 flights carrying more than 1600 people landing on the runway since it officially opened on 10 January 2008.

Where the ship takes weeks, Wilkins Aerodrome gives us the ability to fly expeditioners and equipment between Australia and Antarctica in just over four hours.

A Skytraders Airbus 319 and Royal Australian Air Force C-17A are used for the flights, landing on the glacial runway which moves about 12 metres each year.

Happy anniversary, Wilkins!
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Australian Antarctic Division

250 new jobs will be created in Adelaide as part of the new Department of Home Affairs program to improve access and reduce wait times for visa and other citizenship services.

Client enquiry services will now be provided from a base in Adelaide under a new contract announced today, in a move towards a more user-friendly system. More improvements will be rolled out later this year.
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The beauty of South Australia - Bay of Shoals at sunset, Kangaroo Island ... See MoreSee Less

The beauty of South Australia - Bay of Shoals at sunset, Kangaroo Island

 

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So stunning, so peaceful. Love K.I. Our honeymoon was spent there 52 years ago and we hope to go back soon. Happy New Year all.

Senator - Happy, Happy New Year.

My childhood home..beautiful K.Is..enjoy!

Happy New Year Senator.

Happy New Year!

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