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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3 days ago

Senator David Fawcett

"At the going down of the sun and in the morning; We will remember them.”

Today we paused to remember the 102,278 Australian lives lost while serving our nation in conflicts around the globe.

The service and sacrifice of all Australian military personnel reminds us that freedom always has, and always will come at a price.

Remembrance Day marks the signing of the armistice between the Allies of World War I and Germany at Compiègne, France for the cessation of hostilities on the Western Front of World War I, which came into effect at 11am on November 11th.

Lest we forget.
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At the going down of the sun and in the morning; We will remember them.” Today we paused to remember the 102,278 Australian lives lost while serving our nation in conflicts around the globe. The service and sacrifice of all Australian military personnel reminds us that freedom always has, and always will come at a price. Remembrance Day marks the signing of the armistice between the Allies of World War I and Germany at Compiègne, France for the cessation of hostilities on the Western Front of World War I, which came into effect at 11am on November 11th. Lest we forget.Image attachment

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👍♥♥♥♥🌹🌹lest we forget 🌹🌹🌹🌹♥♥♥

REspect - Lest we Forget

Shame that today's Veterans are not treated with the respect that the long dead are. Not enough funds to give them the treatment they need after serving Australia in the Armed forces. Shame on you pollies. Give the Vets the funds needed!!!!

3 days ago

Senator David Fawcett

“At the going down of the sun and in the morning; We will remember them.”

Today is Remembrance Day.

Australian service personnel have endeared themselves to many around the globe for their unique character, strong will and unerring effort.

Their service and sacrifice reminds us that freedom always has, and always will come at a price.

Over the previous 12 days, I have shared a collection of excerpts from the Australian War Memorial's feature, ‘Hall of Memory’. If you’ve missed a previous video, click the Videos tab on my Facebook page here: facebook.com/senatorfawcett/videos

Or watch the Australian War Memorial’s documentary in full here: youtu.be/lMxsogyys1c

Special thanks to Dr Brendan Nelson for allowing us to use this footage from the Australian War Memorial’s ‘Hall of Memory’.
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4 days ago

Senator David Fawcett

“He is all of them and he is one of us.”

Tomorrow is Remembrance Day.

Today’s penultimate excerpt of twelve, in the lead up to Remembrance Day, reveals the significance of the phrase etched onto the tomb of the Unknown Soldier.

If you’ve missed a previous video, click the Videos tab on my Facebook page here: facebook.com/senatorfawcett/videos

Or watch the Australian War Memorial’s documentary in full here: youtu.be/lMxsogyys1c
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5 days ago

Senator David Fawcett

“You’re home now, mate.”

The Australian War Memorial's Hall of Memory is the final resting place of the Unknown Soldier.

Surrounded by the stain glass windows designed to embody the qualities of Australian service personnel who have represented us overseas, the Unknown Solider returned from France chosen to be honoured in this place 26 years ago.

Today’s excerpt is the tenth of twelve in the lead up to Remembrance Day, in two days’ time. If you’ve missed a previous video in the collection of excerpts from the Australian War Memorial’s feature ‘Hall of Memory’, click the Videos tab on my Facebook page here: facebook.com/senatorfawcett/videos

Or watch the Australian War Memorial’s documentary in full here: youtu.be/lMxsogyys1c
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