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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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Setting up a bushfire plan for your property is a must. Not only can clear plans increase the likelihood of survival for you and your loved ones, should a threat eventuate, they can significantly reduce the risk and extent of damage to your property and neighbouring properties.The SA Country Fire Service outline key tips to ensure you are well prepared:✔️Do your 5-minute bushfire plan: bit.ly/37InJyJ✔️Talk about your plan to family, neighbours & friends✔️Have flexibility in your plan✔️Clear around your property: bit.ly/2JWrKH3✔️Have an emergency kit ready: bit.ly/37I4YeT✔️Know when to leave and where to go✔️Listen to the weather and know your total fire bans: bit.ly/3gOnCVj✔️Subscribe to the CFS warning email: bit.ly/3gOnCVj✔️Check radio, website, social media and news updates: bit.ly/3gOnCVjMore detailed advice on how to prepare a bushfire plan: bit.ly/37InJyJWhile state and territory governments have primary responsibility for bushfire response, the Royal Commission into National Natural Disaster Arrangements has recommended that the Federal Government should play a greater role for disasters that reach ‘national disaster’ status – following last summer’s Black Summer Bushfires. The Australian Government is assisting state, territory and local governments through an ‘all hazards’ emergency management approach focussed on 4 phases – prevention, preparedness, response and recovery. More on the Government’s response: bit.ly/2Kq4sce ... See MoreSee Less

Setting up a bushfire plan for your property is a must. 

Not only can clear plans increase the likelihood of survival for you and your loved ones, should a threat eventuate, they can significantly reduce the risk and extent of damage to your property and neighbouring properties.

The SA Country Fire Service outline key tips to ensure you are well prepared:

✔️Do your 5-minute bushfire plan: http://bit.ly/37InJyJ
✔️Talk about your plan to family, neighbours & friends
✔️Have flexibility in your plan
✔️Clear around your property: http://bit.ly/2JWrKH3
✔️Have an emergency kit ready: http://bit.ly/37I4YeT
✔️Know when to leave and where to go
✔️Listen to the weather and know your total fire bans: http://bit.ly/3gOnCVj
✔️Subscribe to the CFS warning email: http://bit.ly/3gOnCVj
✔️Check radio, website, social media and news updates: http://bit.ly/3gOnCVj

More detailed advice on how to prepare a bushfire plan: http://bit.ly/37InJyJ

While state and territory governments have primary responsibility for bushfire response, the Royal Commission into National Natural Disaster Arrangements has recommended that the Federal Government should play a greater role for disasters that reach ‘national disaster’ status – following last summer’s Black Summer Bushfires. The Australian Government is assisting state, territory and local governments through an ‘all hazards’ emergency management approach focussed on 4 phases – prevention, preparedness, response and recovery. More on the Government’s response: https://bit.ly/2Kq4sce

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Hey David do you support 'A fair go...'? Do you really? You know, the speak ScoMo gave not that long ago..... Well in coming weeks you will be put to the test. You will be asked to vote on a revision of tax measures that certainly do not in any way represent a fair go to all Australians. Please watch the attached video for more information.... www.youtube.com/watch?v=iMuS_iSrkYw&t=11s&fbclid=IwAR1cNyVl8LVoe7RgxK1xeGVqGU12JcdaWzHOB1fAu4LX_2...

F-35s REACH INITIAL OPERATIONAL CAPABILITYThe Royal Australian Air Force’s F-35A Joint Strike Fighter has now reached Initial Operational Capability and can now be deployed on military operations.In the 2 years since the F-35s were accepted into service, rigorous testing and analysis has taken place to ensure the aircraft reaches full operational capability.F-35s are an advanced, multi-role stealth fighter and Australia has committed to purchasing 72 F-35A aircraft. Our F-35 fleet is currently comprised of 30 aircraft, with all 72 F-35s expected to be operational by 2023.More than 50 Australian businesses – including SA’s Axiom Precision Manufacturing and DEWC Systems – have shared in $2.7 billion in contracts, demonstrating how the Australian Government’s investment in our defence capability is supporting our sovereign defence industry.Over the next decade, the Australian Government is investing $575 billion in defending Australia, including $270 billion for investment in new and upgraded capabilities.More information: bit.ly/3aMwAS8 ... See MoreSee Less

F-35s REACH INITIAL OPERATIONAL CAPABILITY
The Royal Australian Air Force’s F-35A Joint Strike Fighter has now reached Initial Operational Capability and can now be deployed on military operations.

In the 2 years since the F-35s were accepted into service, rigorous testing and analysis has taken place to ensure the aircraft reaches full operational capability.

F-35s are an advanced, multi-role stealth fighter and Australia has committed to purchasing 72 F-35A aircraft. Our F-35 fleet is currently comprised of 30 aircraft, with all 72 F-35s expected to be operational by 2023.

More than 50 Australian businesses – including SA’s Axiom Precision Manufacturing and DEWC Systems – have shared in $2.7 billion in contracts, demonstrating how the Australian Government’s investment in our defence capability is supporting our sovereign defence industry.

Over the next decade, the Australian Government is investing $575 billion in defending Australia, including $270 billion for investment in new and upgraded capabilities.

More information: https://bit.ly/3aMwAS8

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That’s a scary looking weapon!! Well done!

...and what is happening about the 3200 jobs....and families, who are presently undertaking Full Cycle Maintenance on the Collins Class Subs? Your governments plans are to shift this function to WA. What have you personally done to protect SA, these local jobs and expertise and these local families? Do tell. Or are you just another Liberal puppet being told to shut-up and be quiet.

As we celebrate the birth of Christ, I wish you a Merry Christmas, a joyous time with family and friends, and a safe and prosperous New Year.Please remember to respect current SA Government COVID-19 restrictions, while enjoying time with family and friends throughout the holidays. More information: covid-19.sa.gov.au/ ... See MoreSee Less

As we celebrate the birth of Christ, I wish you a Merry Christmas, a joyous time with family and friends, and a safe and prosperous New Year.

Please remember to respect current SA Government COVID-19 restrictions, while enjoying time with family and friends throughout the holidays. More information: https://covid-19.sa.gov.au/

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Merry Christmas!

And Merry Christmas to you too.

Merry Christmas to you and your family!!

Merry Christmas to you and your family David

Merry Christmas David, Lorna and girls and every best wish for 2021.

To you too

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Bushfires happen every summer and we've already seen fires here in SA and around Australia. They can start suddenly and have the potential to destroy properties and lives without warning.The SA Country Fire Service have compiled tips and advice on preparing your home and property for the 2020/21 bushfire season. More information: bit.ly/2JWrKH3To stay informed on the latest emergency information as it becomes available, the CFS have also created a list of ways to access up-to-date bushfire information. It is recommended that you receive information from more than 1 source, to ensure you receive time-sensitive updates. More information: bit.ly/3gOnCVjSA Government Bushfire Information: bit.ly/3848CibWhile state and territory governments have primary responsibility for bushfire response, the Royal Commission into National Natural Disaster Arrangements has recommended that the Federal Government should play a greater role for disasters that reach ‘national disaster’ status – following last summer’s Black Summer Bushfires. In the second last parliamentary sitting week of 2020, the Attorney-General introduced the National Emergency Declaration Bill to address this element of the recommendations. More on the Government’s response: bit.ly/2Kq4sce ... See MoreSee Less

Bushfires happen every summer and weve already seen fires here in SA and around Australia. They can start suddenly and have the potential to destroy properties and lives without warning.

The SA Country Fire Service have compiled tips and advice on preparing your home and property for the 2020/21 bushfire season. More information: https://bit.ly/2JWrKH3

To stay informed on the latest emergency information as it becomes available, the CFS have also created a list of ways to access up-to-date bushfire information. It is recommended that you receive information from more than 1 source, to ensure you receive time-sensitive updates. More information: https://bit.ly/3gOnCVj

SA Government Bushfire Information: https://bit.ly/3848Cib

While state and territory governments have primary responsibility for bushfire response, the Royal Commission into National Natural Disaster Arrangements has recommended that the Federal Government should play a greater role for disasters that reach ‘national disaster’ status – following last summer’s Black Summer Bushfires. In the second last parliamentary sitting week of 2020, the Attorney-General introduced the National Emergency Declaration Bill to address this element of the recommendations. More on the Government’s response: https://bit.ly/2Kq4sce
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