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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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Senator David Fawcett

Free flu vaccines for eligible individuals are available under the National Immunisation Program.

While Australia continues to battle the health impact of Coronavirus (COVID-19), it is important not to neglect to protect yourself from other health conditions. For all Australians, especially those who are most at risk of contracting Influenza (Flu), this should include getting vaccinated against the flu.

Those eligible include pregnant women at any stage of pregnancy, people aged 65 years and older, and people aged six months and older with certain medical risk factors, among others.

Call ahead to your health professional to arrange a suitable time.

For more information on eligibility: bit.ly/2UzAuoF

For more information on Influenza, visit www.health.gov.au/health-topics/flu-influenza
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Free flu vaccines for eligible individuals are available under the National Immunisation Program. While Australia continues to battle the health impact of Coronavirus (COVID-19), it is important not to neglect to protect yourself from other health conditions. For all Australians, especially those who are most at risk of contracting Influenza (Flu), this should include getting vaccinated against the flu. Those eligible include pregnant women at any stage of pregnancy, people aged 65 years and older, and people aged six months and older with certain medical risk factors, among others. Call ahead to your health professional to arrange a suitable time. For more information on eligibility: https://bit.ly/2UzAuoF For more information on Influenza, visit https://www.health.gov.au/health-topics/flu-influenza

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Australian aerospace company, GVH Aerospace, has partnered with Italian aerospace manufacturer, Leonardo, to modify a twin-engine turboprop ATR-72 aircraft to carry Coronavirus (COVID-19) infected patients.

GVH Aerospace specialise in aircraft modifications, and are a subsidiary of Nova Systems which have their global headquarters here in Adelaide.

GVH teams based internationally are working around the clock to adapt aircraft for safe transportation of COVID-19 patients.

The modifications include patient isolation containers and critical care transfer stretchers – allowing for a smooth transition between road and air transport, and minimising the risks of exposing flight crew to infection.

For more on GVH Aerospace, visit gvhaerospace.com/
*Photo courtesy of GVH Aerospace.”
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Australian aerospace company, GVH Aerospace, has partnered with Italian aerospace manufacturer, Leonardo, to modify a twin-engine turboprop ATR-72 aircraft to carry Coronavirus (COVID-19) infected patients. GVH Aerospace specialise in aircraft modifications, and are a subsidiary of Nova Systems which have their global headquarters here in Adelaide. GVH teams based internationally are working around the clock to adapt aircraft for safe transportation of COVID-19 patients. The modifications include patient isolation containers and critical care transfer stretchers – allowing for a smooth transition between road and air transport, and minimising the risks of exposing flight crew to infection. For more on GVH Aerospace, visit https://gvhaerospace.com/ *Photo courtesy of GVH Aerospace.”

DEFENCE INDUSTRY AND SHIPBUILDING REMAIN A PRIORITY

Today, a new Managing Director and CEO of Australian Naval Infrastructure (ANI) has been appointed by the Government – Mr Andrew Seaton.

Currently the Chief Financial Officer and Chief Commercial Officer of ANI, Mr Seaton’s appointment will ensure project continuity is maintained. ANI is critical to Australia’s sovereign naval industrial capability, through the development of shipbuilding infrastructure including Adelaide's Osborne Naval Shipyard.

Growth of Australia’s sovereign defence industry and the Government’s $90 billion Naval Shipbuilding Plan remain a priority.

Ongoing shipbuilding projects create stability for the Australian businesses involved, creating and sustaining Australian jobs during these difficult times.

While much of the Australia’s attention has been focussed on slowing the spread of COVID-19, construction work on the Osborne Naval Shipyard continues and the Outfitting and Ship Erection Hall is almost complete. This hall will be used in the construction of the Hunter Class Frigates: bit.ly/39BiZIW

For more on the ANI appointment, visit bit.ly/2URintt

For more on ANI, visit www.ani.com.au/
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DEFENCE INDUSTRY AND SHIPBUILDING REMAIN A PRIORITY Today, a new Managing Director and CEO of Australian Naval Infrastructure (ANI) has been appointed by the Government – Mr Andrew Seaton. Currently the Chief Financial Officer and Chief Commercial Officer of ANI, Mr Seaton’s appointment will ensure project continuity is maintained. ANI is critical to Australia’s sovereign naval industrial capability, through the development of shipbuilding infrastructure including Adelaides Osborne Naval Shipyard. Growth of Australia’s sovereign defence industry and the Government’s $90 billion Naval Shipbuilding Plan remain a priority. Ongoing shipbuilding projects create stability for the Australian businesses involved, creating and sustaining Australian jobs during these difficult times. While much of the Australia’s attention has been focussed on slowing the spread of COVID-19, construction work on the Osborne Naval Shipyard continues and the Outfitting and Ship Erection Hall is almost complete. This hall will be used in the construction of the Hunter Class Frigates: https://bit.ly/39BiZIW For more on the ANI appointment, visit https://bit.ly/2URintt For more on ANI, visit https://www.ani.com.au/

During this time, it’s important to do things that help us to cope and maintain good mental health.

✅Maintain a healthy lifestyle
✅Stay informed
✅Stay positive
✅Access support

More information: headtohealth.gov.au/covid-19-support/covid-19
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