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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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A Dutton Coalition Government will extend the value of assets eligible for the instant asset write-off to $30,000 and make this ongoing for small businesses.

This will simplify depreciation for millions of small businesses by cutting red tape, boosting investment in productive assets, lowering business costs and prices.Read more: www.liberal.org.au/latest-news/2024/05/16/leader-oppositions-budget-address-reply #business #economy #australia #smallbusiness #economy ... See MoreSee Less

A Dutton Coalition Government will extend the value of assets eligible for the instant asset write-off to $30,000 and make this ongoing for small businesses.

This will simplify depreciation for millions of small businesses by cutting red tape, boosting investment in productive assets, lowering business costs and prices.

Read more: https://www.liberal.org.au/latest-news/2024/05/16/leader-oppositions-budget-address-reply 

#business #economy #Australia #smallbusiness #economy

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By rebalancing the migration program and taking decisive action on the housing crisis, the Coalition would free up almost 40,000 additional homes in the first year—and well over 100,000 homes in the next five years.

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By rebalancing the migration program and taking decisive action on the housing crisis, the Coalition would free up almost 40,000 additional homes in the first year—and well over 100,000 homes in the next five years.

Read more: https://www.liberal.org.au/latest-news/2024/05/16/leader-oppositions-budget-address-reply

Australia is facing a looming shortage of GPs—some 11,000 by 2031. We need more GPs—especially in our suburbs and regional areas.

Junior doctors who enter general practice earn about three-quarters of the salary of their counterparts in hospitals.Working with the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners and Australian Medical Association, a Coalition Government will invest $400 million to provide junior doctors who train in general practice with incentive payments, assistance with leave entitlements, and support for pre-vocational training.Read more: www.liberal.org.au/latest-news/2024/05/16/leader-oppositions-budget-address-reply #health #economy #GPS #doctors #australia #hospitals ... See MoreSee Less

Australia is facing a looming shortage of GPs—some 11,000 by 2031. We need more GPs—especially in our suburbs and regional areas.

Junior doctors who enter general practice earn about three-quarters of the salary of their counterparts in hospitals.

Working with the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners and Australian Medical Association, a Coalition Government will invest $400 million to provide junior doctors who train in general practice with incentive payments, assistance with leave entitlements, and support for pre-vocational training.

Read more: https://www.liberal.org.au/latest-news/2024/05/16/leader-oppositions-budget-address-reply 

#health #economy #GPs #doctors #Australia #hospitals

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All trainees should be paid for placement jobs its a complete joke what they do for free at their own cost

A Dutton Coalition Government will reduce the permanent migration program by 25 per cent—from 185,000 to 140,000 for the first two years in recognition of the urgency of this crisis. The program will then increase to 150,000 in year three and 160,000 in year four.

We will ensure there are enough skilled and temporary skilled visas for those with building and construction skills to support our local tradies to build the homes we need.Similarly, we will return the refugee and humanitarian program planning level to 13,750 – closer to the long-term average. The humanitarian program will remain one of the most generous in the world on a per capita basis.Read more: www.liberal.org.au/latest-news/2024/05/16/leader-oppositions-budget-address-reply ... See MoreSee Less

A Dutton Coalition Government will reduce the permanent migration program by 25 per cent—from 185,000 to 140,000 for the first two years in recognition of the urgency of this crisis. The program will then increase to 150,000 in year three and 160,000 in year four.

We will ensure there are enough skilled and temporary skilled visas for those with building and construction skills to support our local tradies to build the homes we need.

Similarly, we will return the refugee and humanitarian program planning level to 13,750 – closer to the long-term average. The humanitarian program will remain one of the most generous in the world on a per capita basis.

Read more: https://www.liberal.org.au/latest-news/2024/05/16/leader-oppositions-budget-address-reply

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Stop migrant intake until Australia becomes the great country it once was,we have to learn to be self sufficient again

How about just putting a pause on any immigration until the housing crisis is sorted!

I wonder how many are migrants are living in cars,tents,sleeping on park benches,relying on food banks and handouts?

Serious labors owned by the greens

It's not racist to put a stop to other countries coming in. It's about looking after our own first. How are we meant to be a great country and be able to help other countries rise in success, if we cannot do so ourselves?

Worst prime minister we've had in my time. Bring on an early election

What pressure, less than 5000 in the last two years, not sure they're a bigger problem than the tax dodging market manipulating property portfolio owners deliberately withholding a collective 1 million+ dwellings in Australia

Stop immigration completely unless they have a useful trade

Here's the big question. Why do we need to outsource workers from other countries when there is plenty of unemployed people here to get a job? Why? Because they work for less making the rich richer and the poor poorer and also homeless.

I actually love what Duttons saying atm in regards negative gearing and foreign ownership. As an investor he still gets my vote

Do what other countries are doing, stop all immigration until the housing and job markets are back to a better standard, then only allow people into the country that are needed to build it into a first world country again, not bring in one trades man,then his entire family like it was in years gone by, they come into Australia today bringing their old folks that require doctors, health services, most are too old to work, so don't contribute anything at all in taxes, they just clog up our hospitals and we haven't enough houses to House even our own folks. Common sense is in very short supply with both government parties, our small tax paying population cant carry the weight of the worlds millions at the present rate.

And how about the cost of living problem if you don't address this problem of Aussie families struggling unemployed and pensioners you will not get in listen to Australian people

They won’t be in power the way they are going 😄

And so they should !!

Why Albo still the PM

This country is going down we can’t cope with all these people , we need to shout , scream , and yell as one

The type of immigrants we are getting in is the issue.

Needs to stop for a while.

Just remember. Our population went from 23million to 25 million in 2years when LNP was in power. We weren't breading like rabbits. Guess where the rest came from.

Reduce permanent visa, to increase temporary visas. How will that reduce the amount of immigration. Looks like the politicians are trying to bluff the Australian citizens with lies.

This party is toxic for our nation

Good no more cultures that don't assimilate to western cultures

This is one of those behind close door deals they have done with these countries and part of the deal is we take so many of there people as immigrants.

This government needs to go sooner the better led by an absolute idiot with no idea about anything I WILL NEVER VOTE FOR YOUR PARTY AGAIN 💪

Ban foreign ownership of real estate in Australia, any other time our gruberments copy what most other countries do but in the case of bannig foreign ownership of real estate in Australia our our politicians have sultanas where their balls should be, shrivelled and useless.

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Prime Minister Albanese has promised to build 1.2 million homes by 2029. But on the Government’s current trajectory, they will fall short by 400,000 or 33 per cent.

The Prime Minister is making the housing crisis worse. Australians need homes now. We’re at an 11-year low of building approvals and to help Australians now we need to prioritise Australians for existing homes.We will relieve housing pressures by reducing Australia’s migration intake and banning foreign investors and temporary residents from buying existing houses for two years.Read more 👉 www.liberal.org.au/latest-news/2024/05/16/leader-oppositions-budget-address-reply ... See MoreSee Less

Prime Minister Albanese has promised to build 1.2 million homes by 2029. But on the Government’s current trajectory, they will fall short by 400,000 or 33 per cent.

The Prime Minister is making the housing crisis worse. Australians need homes now. 

We’re at an 11-year low of building approvals and to help Australians now we need to prioritise Australians for existing homes.

We will relieve housing pressures by reducing Australia’s migration intake and banning foreign investors and temporary residents from buying existing houses for two years.

Read more 👉 https://www.liberal.org.au/latest-news/2024/05/16/leader-oppositions-budget-address-reply

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How to relieve housing shortage ……….STOP MIGRATION

Put the sorry we’re full sign out would be a good start

Let’s worry about all Australians first. Let’s get every person housed and only Australian investors to keep the money here. Less immigration as we can’t house our own.

Create a problem then promise to fix it lol

Just another open promise, for IF the get elected again. They can say whatever they want now, doesn't mean anything, it's just white noise. If i had my way, labour, Liberals, greens & democrats, would all get sacked at the next election. Time to give someone else a go. 40 years ago, this country was a much better place, govt services actually worked & were easy to navigate. Ive watched this country go steadily backwards for the last 40 years. Labour & Liberals were the only ones in charge the entire time.

Should be no buying at all in Australia from foreign investors fullstop and temporary residents.

Its not only immigration that needs to be addressed! How much does Air bnb donate to both political parties? Has to be why there's absolutely no cap on the tens of thousands of long term rentals that are now registered as short term holiday "stays"??

That's going to help nothing, it's property portfolio owners deliberately withholding property from the market which is the problem, but you don't talk about them cause their rich tax dodging market manipulators and you like crooks like them don't ya

build however many you want, it will not lower rental prices, the rich will just buy them and force more people to cover their mortgage because it's that or be homeless.. until it becomes a negative thing to own multiple houses they'll eat any and all supply you have.

Its only the elegal immigrants we dont want here, not those who follow the correct way by applying for visas they dont deserve to be punished for doing the right things and the paperwork and waiting for processing. And I do think we need to stop foreigners buying up land that is out of reach for every day Australians. But leave the good visa holders alone.

YAWN this one again wont happen.

Albo is also going to get himself a new very luxurious private jet for all of his many jaunts. AT HUGE COST. GRRRRR

And you think that will solve the problem

So they'll wait 2 years. Makes no difference and zero help for anyone wanting to get into the affordable house market. These old fools need to get back into a nursing home

albanese needs to start thinking of the people who put him in that position .stop bringing people into this country if you cant look after your own first

The problem with that is this sitting on a bats doing absolutely nothing and renters are paying someone else's mortgage just remember renters are paying someone else's mortgage do you hear what I'm saying

Albo likes bringing them in for his votes 🤔

Why can’t the government install some of the kit homes they could be made quickly and giving employment to Aussies who would build them

One point two million homes to be built Hmm. So how about all the homes to built in nt. Two years and only foundations . Not going to happen!

Not a two year ban on overseas investment they should never own our homes

cant do anything right useless govt

Yeah right

Time to build tiny homes in quick smart ways

How does stopping 1300 houses being bought from overseas investors do anything for us? How are you going to make housing cheaper?

LNP has no plans to solve the crisis.

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“Our economic plan – with its tried and tested principles – will restore competitiveness and rebuild economic confidence. Small businesses are the lifeblood of our communities.

I’ve run a small business, as have many of my colleagues – unlike most Labor parliamentarians. The Coalition understands small business.”Peter Dutton, Budget Reply Speech, May 2024Read more: www.liberal.org.au/latest-news/2024/05/16/leader-oppositions-budget-address-reply ... See MoreSee Less

“Our economic plan – with its tried and tested principles – will restore competitiveness and rebuild economic confidence. Small businesses are the lifeblood of our communities. 

I’ve run a small business, as have many of my colleagues – unlike most Labor parliamentarians. The Coalition understands small business.”

— Peter Dutton, Budget Reply Speech, May 2024

Read more: https://www.liberal.org.au/latest-news/2024/05/16/leader-oppositions-budget-address-reply

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They had 9 years to do that,but they did nothing,they come up with ideas when in opposition but do nothing when in government

You need that for Australian born citizens so they can buy their own house, not another boon for tradies to upgrade their 4WDs with more camping gear and buy caravans that cost as much as a real house used to cost. You guys really need to pull your fingers out.

Just trying to buy votes

What about all the people who don't have any business and are just struggling to survive normally through life with a normal job?. Trying to save to buy a house but can't. People can't even afford to rent or even find an available rental due to all of the immigrates coming over and taking all the homes leaving us Aussies homeless.

Just get rid of stamp duty. Was promised when the GST bought in. And it's still there.

Honestly?

Over a period of 10yrs under Morrison and Dutton and others you showed you understood nothing. Stop kidding yourselves!!

💕LNP POLICY.. 👏👏👏👏

Great reply I will be voting for the coalition

winning the upcoming election is going to require solid committment to all aussies in regard to housing and power supply not bandaids but long term reconciliation of the economy and infrastructure ,ie no immigration for 10 years no foreign home ownership and a return to manufacturing base focus on australia and its people by breaking away from wef nwo andthe un and all the other parasites

to late liberal party get your shit together

Until the coalition get a strong no bullshit leadership, who will deliver on what they say, people will just laugh at the coalition, because liberal and labor are opposite arse cheeks of the same arsehole.

Ahhh, the old "trickle down" scam :-)

Middle class and elite welfare.. looking after your mates

Tried and tested and proven to fail to deliver and only benefit those who don't need anything... What tradies need is more work but when government deliberately squeeze the economy too tight so that only the rich (millionaires/billionaires) are the only ones that can afford to pay anyone, putting money in the hands of those who need it and will spend it more accordingly is what's needed

Legalise abortion

Labor voters never cease to amaze us the labor party could destroy our economy ,hang there opponents ,con there voters into believing they stand for the working class people of Australia and even machine gun children on national tv ,and they would still vote for them much like the same fools that vote for the greens ,teals ,and certainly some members of the l n p .here it is before you get on your bandwagon how about voting for a politician that doesn’t support the agenda or ideology,s of the world economic forum or United Nations and one that puts the Australian people first and foremost because the ones that don’t are nothing more than parasites and leeches and traitors to there own people .

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