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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In Whyalla for a Senate inquiry into mental health services in regional areas. Strong support from witnesses for work by Rowan Ramsey MP that resulted in a headspace service being opened in Whyalla earlier this year to support young people. ... See MoreSee Less

In Whyalla for a Senate inquiry into mental health services in regional areas. Strong support from witnesses for work by Rowan Ramsey MP that resulted in a headspace service being opened in Whyalla earlier this year to support young people.

3 days ago

Senator David Fawcett

Mayo pre-poll in glorious rain at Victor Harbour ... See MoreSee Less

Mayo pre-poll in glorious rain at Victor HarbourImage attachment

Today’s jobs figures are proof that the Government’s plans are working. At the last election we said we would be committed to delivering more jobs and growth, and that is precisely what we have done.

The PMO
BREAKING: today’s jobs figures have just been released with over 50, 000 new jobs created in June!
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Ok David , this is what politicians should be doing . Just tell Turnbull he’s not a commentator on religion and to keep his nose out of it . The church don’t tell politicians how to do their job , who does he think he is ?

Good to join my team on the phones tonight supporting Georgina Downer’s campaign in Mayo. ... See MoreSee Less

Good to join my team on the phones tonight supporting Georgina Downer’s campaign in Mayo.

 

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Sorry I couldn't make it!!

As highlighted by Redarc's managing director Anthony Kittel in today's Advertiser, the Turnbull Government's Naval Shipbuilding Plan is already delivering jobs and investment in Adelaide's south. Local businesses such as Redarc and Rowlands Metalworks are now benefiting from the opportunities that our defence investments present for local procurement and export. The export focus led to Redarc recently being in Europe at a major defence trade exhibition and is an example of the huge potential that SA companies now have. Read more: www.senatorfawcett.com.au/2018/07/anthony-kittel-managing-director-of-redarc/ ... See MoreSee Less

As highlighted by Redarcs managing director Anthony Kittel in todays Advertiser, the Turnbull Governments Naval Shipbuilding Plan is already delivering jobs and investment in Adelaides south. Local businesses such as Redarc and Rowlands Metalworks are now benefiting from the opportunities that our defence investments present for local procurement and export. The export focus led to Redarc recently being in Europe at a major defence trade exhibition and is an example of the huge potential that SA companies now have. Read more: https://www.senatorfawcett.com.au/2018/07/anthony-kittel-managing-director-of-redarc/

 

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Finally something to cheer about. 👍

Nice one hope get the job

wait and see

1 week ago

Senator David Fawcett

Dawn on Holowiliena Station, pastoral lands of South Australia. ... See MoreSee Less

Dawn on Holowiliena Station, pastoral lands of South Australia.

 

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magnificent!

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