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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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$1.8 BILLION FOR LOCAL GOVERNMENTS
Today, the Australian Government announced a $1.8 billion investment in local road and community projects. Improving roads and building or repairing community infrastructure creates and sustains local jobs, and ensures local councils have the funds needed to maintain amenities.

The new $500 million Local Road and Community Infrastructure Program and the bringing forward of $1.3 billion of the 2020-21 Financial Assistance Grant payment, will support Local Governments through the COVID-19 pandemic. Bringing forward the payment of Financial Assistance Grants sees 50% of 2020/21 payments made before the end of this financial year.

Between the two funding programs, included in today’s announcement, the following councils receive a combined total of:
City of Port Adelaide Enfield - $3,744,523
City of Salisbury, SA, Australia - $6,012,836
City of Tea Tree Gully - $3,015,598
City of Playford - $7,335,019
Town of Gawler - $1,370,877
The Barossa Council - $1,287,567
Light Regional Council - $1,009,806

The Government committed $2.6 billion in the 2019/20 Federal Budget for new road and transport infrastructure projects in SA over the next decade. Since forming government in 2013, we have committed $8.2 billion to SA transport infrastructure.

More information: bit.ly/3cTyi2n
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$1.8 BILLION FOR LOCAL GOVERNMENTS Today, the Australian Government announced a $1.8 billion investment in local road and community projects. Improving roads and building or repairing community infrastructure creates and sustains local jobs, and ensures local councils have the funds needed to maintain amenities. The new $500 million Local Road and Community Infrastructure Program and the bringing forward of $1.3 billion of the 2020-21 Financial Assistance Grant payment, will support Local Governments through the COVID-19 pandemic. Bringing forward the payment of Financial Assistance Grants sees 50% of 2020/21 payments made before the end of this financial year. Between the two funding programs, included in today’s announcement, the following councils receive a combined total of: City of Port Adelaide Enfield - $3,744,523 City of Salisbury, SA, Australia - $6,012,836 City of Tea Tree Gully - $3,015,598 City of Playford - $7,335,019 Town of Gawler - $1,370,877 The Barossa Council - $1,287,567 Light Regional Council - $1,009,806 The Government committed $2.6 billion in the 2019/20 Federal Budget for new road and transport infrastructure projects in SA over the next decade. Since forming government in 2013, we have committed $8.2 billion to SA transport infrastructure. More information: https://bit.ly/3cTyi2n

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Port Rd, Victoria Rd need resurfacing. All they seem to do is patch them up.

We have a major opportunity in the national economic recovery from the COVID-19 shock. Let's heed the advice of trusted independent experts and not the blatant self-interest of poorly selected fossil fuel moguls... m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=10223171160526919&id=1219835650

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Senator David Fawcett

With Parliament returning last week, I tabled the Australian Delegation's report in the Senate providing a summary of our involvement at the 65th Annual Session of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly / Assemblée parlementaire de l'OTAN in London, in October 2019.

I was pleased to be given the opportunity to present to the Assembly’s Defence and Security Committee on developments in Australia and matters of interest to NATO allies, while attending the Parliamentary Assembly.

I addressed how Australia is responding to the reality of non-linear warfare, and discussed reforms to espionage in a digital age, the introduction of foreign influence legislation, and the Government's $200 billion investment over the decade in new military, sea and land capability.

For the delegation's report, visit bit.ly/2X0Gt64

For more on the NATO Parliamentary Assembly, visit www.nato-pa.int/node/45559
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