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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, 2016 and again in 2019.

In the (45th) Parliament, David was sworn as the Assistant Minister for Defence.

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The Federal Liberal Government’s Roads to Recovery program funding has now been delivered for the fourth quarter of 2019, assisting local councils to repair roads and help residents get home safer and quicker.

In this latest investment, City of Salisbury, SA, Australia received approximately $470,000, Town of Gawler received $646,000, and Barossa Council received $210,000, within the federal electorates of Makin and Spence.

Roads such as Mangrove Street in St Kilda, Brown Street in Gawler, and Parra Wirra Road in Barossa Goldfields respectively are all set to be repaired thanks to Federal Government investment.

City of Port Adelaide Enfield also received $670,000, City of Tea Tree Gully received $29,000 and the Light Regional Council received $32,000 to repair roads throughout their regions.

Announced in the 2019/20 Federal Budget, our Government committed an additional $100 million per year to the Roads to Recovery Program – a total $6.2 billion under the Roads to Recovery Program from 2013/14 to 2023/24.

For more on the Roads to Recovery program, visit bit.ly/2P6rl4o
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The Federal Liberal Government’s Roads to Recovery program funding has now been delivered for the fourth quarter of 2019, assisting local councils to repair roads and help residents get home safer and quicker. In this latest investment, City of Salisbury, SA, Australia received approximately $470,000, Town of Gawler received $646,000, and Barossa Council received $210,000, within the federal electorates of Makin and Spence. Roads such as Mangrove Street in St Kilda, Brown Street in Gawler, and Parra Wirra Road in Barossa Goldfields respectively are all set to be repaired thanks to Federal Government investment. City of Port Adelaide Enfield also received $670,000, City of Tea Tree Gully received $29,000 and the Light Regional Council received $32,000 to repair roads throughout their regions. Announced in the 2019/20 Federal Budget, our Government committed an additional $100 million per year to the Roads to Recovery Program – a total $6.2 billion under the Roads to Recovery Program from 2013/14 to 2023/24. For more on the Roads to Recovery program, visit https://bit.ly/2P6rl4o

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Just about ever arterial road in Adelaide needs re surfacing. Port Road is disgusting

Not before time

STRATEGIC BOOST TO UPSKILL RURAL ALLIED HEALTH PROFESSIONALS

Funded by a $3.2 million investment from the Federal Liberal Government, a two-year professional development program designed to boost the capacity of allied health professionals has been announced.

This program will upskill and equip physiotherapists, occupational therapists, aged care workers, psychologists and other allied health professionals, broadening their capacity to manage complex patients, conduct telehealth appointments and provide access to additional services.

Allied health professionals make up about a quarter of the total health workforce, already supporting the delivery of positive health outcomes for rural and regional Australians.

More information: bit.ly/389VdEv
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STRATEGIC BOOST TO UPSKILL RURAL ALLIED HEALTH PROFESSIONALS Funded by a $3.2 million investment from the Federal Liberal Government, a two-year professional development program designed to boost the capacity of allied health professionals has been announced. This program will upskill and equip physiotherapists, occupational therapists, aged care workers, psychologists and other allied health professionals, broadening their capacity to manage complex patients, conduct telehealth appointments and provide access to additional services. Allied health professionals make up about a quarter of the total health workforce, already supporting the delivery of positive health outcomes for rural and regional Australians. More information: https://bit.ly/389VdEv

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What language are they learning, English ?

ANTARCTIC TREATY CELEBRATES 60th BIRTHDAY

Australia’s Antarctic Territory covers approximately 42% of the world's southernmost continent. As one of the Treaty’s twelve original signatories and largest claimants, Australia takes leadership in a range of international and multidisciplinary scientific programs. It frequently partners with many of the other 53 member nations on research

Australia has announced $58.8 million over the next two years to enhance Australia’s research and scientific engagement in Antarctica and conduct key environmental assessments, coinciding with the 60th Anniversary of the Antarctic Treaty.

This funding will include fast-tracking the design of Antarctica’s first paved runway near Davis research station, expanding Australia’s ability to conduct year-round scientific research and respond to potential emergencies.

For more information on the Antarctic Treaty, visit: www.antarctica.gov.au/law-and-treaty
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Please explain why China is there, what are they doing and who gave them permission?

Pity the chinese ignore it and have invaded Australian sites already

Petitions white house 1HK Police(Nazi SS) attacking universities on 11th and 12th November 2019 without valid reason. please US government punish related Officials www.facebook.com/HongKongStateCountry/posts/993830784283176

Approximately 99% of businesses in Australia are small businesses, employing more than 6 million people. In SA, there are approximately 244,000 small and medium-sized businesses.

Business.gov.au – the Government’s digital hub for Australian businesses – receives more than 6.5 million users every year, and therefore it’s crucial that the website caters for the Australia business community.

A key recommendation of the Small Business Advisory Group’s report, Business.gov.au has now been redeveloped and updated to make it easier for businesses to get the information they need, when they need it.

Visit the updated website: business.gov.au

To read the Advisory Group’s report, visit industry.gov.au/SBAG-BGA-Report
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Approximately 99% of businesses in Australia are small businesses, employing more than 6 million people. In SA, there are approximately 244,000 small and medium-sized businesses. Business.gov.au – the Government’s digital hub for Australian businesses – receives more than 6.5 million users every year, and therefore it’s crucial that the website caters for the Australia business community. A key recommendation of the Small Business Advisory Group’s report, Business.gov.au has now been redeveloped and updated to make it easier for businesses to get the information they need, when they need it. Visit the updated website: https://business.gov.au To read the Advisory Group’s report, visit https://industry.gov.au/SBAG-BGA-Report

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Why cutback on newstart and pensions? So unfair and labor supports this

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Senator David Fawcett

The signing of a $2.5 million contract between Defence and local space industry manufacturer Inovor Technologies, to design and build a Satellite to carry equipment into space, is a result of the Federal Liberal Government’s strong investment in Australia’s sovereign defence and space technology.

Based at Adelaide’s Lot Fourteen, Inovor will be responsible for the production of a satellite used to house equipment in space for the Buccaneer Main Mission (BMM) - due to be launched in early 2022- as well as a secondary spacecraft vehicle for engineering development. Buccaneer is designed to improve understanding of the outer atmosphere, in particular the Ionosphere, which plays a key role in Australia’s world-leading Over-the-Horizon radar capability.

The first Buccaneer cube satellite was developed by Defence and UNSW Canberra for the Buccaneer Risk Mitigation Mission (BRMM). Small, low-cost satellites, like Buccaneer, provide a unique opportunity to support the development of ADF sovereign capabilities and rejuvenate Australian space research.
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The signing of a $2.5 million contract between Defence and local space industry manufacturer Inovor Technologies, to design and build a Satellite to carry equipment into space, is a result of the Federal Liberal Government’s strong investment in Australia’s sovereign defence and space technology. Based at Adelaide’s Lot Fourteen, Inovor will be responsible for the production of a satellite used to house equipment in space for the Buccaneer Main Mission (BMM) - due to be launched in early 2022- as well as a secondary spacecraft vehicle for engineering development. Buccaneer is designed to improve understanding of the outer atmosphere, in particular the Ionosphere, which plays a key role in Australia’s world-leading Over-the-Horizon radar capability. The first Buccaneer cube satellite was developed by Defence and UNSW Canberra for the Buccaneer Risk Mitigation Mission (BRMM). Small, low-cost satellites, like Buccaneer, provide a unique opportunity to support the development of ADF sovereign capabilities and rejuvenate Australian space research.Image attachmentImage attachment
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