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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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BUDGET ENABLES MORE SOUTH AUSTRALIANS TO BUY THEIR FIRST HOME

Another 10,000 first-home buyers – 20,000 in total throughout 2020/21 – can buy their first home with a 5% deposit, as a result of the Morrison Government’s First Home Loan Deposit Scheme (FHLDS) expanding through the 2020/21 Federal Budget. 

Successful applicants with a 5% deposit do not have to pay lenders mortgage insurance – saving them an average of $10,000.

Eligible first home buyers can use the guarantee in conjunction with other Government programs including HomeBuilder, as well as the other state first home owner grants and stamp duty concessions.

Last financial year’s loans were fully subscribed, demonstrating the program’s efficacy and popularity.

For a full list of participating lenders, and to apply: https://bit.ly/3oEPQoX

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Bianca Conroy

I wonder if the day might come whereby victims of domestic violence who end their marriages to military veterans, can be accorded the same support to secure themselves a home? In far too many cases, the veteran, flush with pensions & a gold card, are able to purchase a new home after a divorce. However the victims of the abuse & violence, more often than not, are rendered homeless or able to afford only a cheap rental, usually in sub-standard environments, because the property settlement favours the criminally convicted, violent, abusive veteran. Yet, the victim spouse also served the nation by supporting & enabling the military career of the serving member/veteran. I strongly encourage the government to consider my proposal. Without prejudice & with much respect...

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