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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15 hours ago

Senator David Fawcett

Steven Marshall
I'm so proud of the young adults my children Charlie and Georgie are growing into but I also want them to be able to imagine their futures in a thriving South Australia - that's why all of our families deserve a government that gets on with the job and enables you to get ahead.

On March 17, your vote could make a difference in deciding whether we get that change or not. As Premier I will work hard every day to build a state that reaches its potential and delivers for you, your family and for all of our communities.

We are ready to lead South Australia and I hope to earn your support and your vote as we embark on our campaign.
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Steven Marshall

2 days ago

Senator David Fawcett

Great to join my colleagues Hon Terry Stephens MLC, Rowan Ramsey and Nicola Centofanti, to campaign with Fraser Ellis - Liberal for Narungga, door knocking in Moonta today. ... See MoreSee Less

Great to join my colleagues Hon Terry Stephens MLC, Rowan Ramsey and Nicola Centofanti, to campaign with Fraser Ellis - Liberal for Narungga, door knocking in Moonta today.

 

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Really appreciate the support, great reception from the residents!

4 days 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.

And yet the unemployment figure supplied by the same government tells us more people than ever are out of work Plus only as samll percentage of the jobs are full time 38 hours a week, permenent work Might be time for the liberal /national idiot to chang e the definition again ----------"Maybe 10 minute employment per week can be seen as full employed tomorrow"

how many jobs do u need to be full time employed , there is hardly any permanent jobs now days

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

6 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.

Would you stop being a proud Australian if the date is changed?

For sure

agree!!!

well said bryan agreed Amen

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2 weeks 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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