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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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Australia is already a nuclear nation.

We already have world-class nuclear expertise, an existing nuclear regulator, a reactor operating in Sydney—and the world’s largest uranium reserves. We have Australians involved in cutting edge nuclear research as part of international collaborations.Under AUKUS, we will become just the seventh nation on earth to operate nuclear-powered submarines—to be built here in Adelaide.Yet Australia still has a legal barrier preventing investment in this reliable source of cheaper clean energy.The Coalition will change that. ... See MoreSee Less

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HEU is Navy fuel, Thorium-232 etc are commercial fuels .

While the Albanese Labor Government shares juvenile memes in an attempt to discredit zero-emissions nuclear energy, the new UK Labour Government understands its importance in delivering affordable, clean and reliable electricity to consumers.

The global evidence shows that nuclear as a part of a balanced energy mix drives power prices down for consumers.#nuclear #climate #energy #electricity ... See MoreSee Less

While the Albanese Labor Government shares juvenile memes in an attempt to discredit zero-emissions nuclear energy, the new UK Labour Government understands its importance in delivering affordable, clean and reliable electricity to consumers.

The global evidence shows that nuclear as a part of a balanced energy mix drives power prices down for consumers.

#nuclear #climate #energy #electricity

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

A Dutton Coalition Government will work with the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners and the Australian Medical Association—investing $400 million to provide junior doctors who train in general practice with incentive payments, assistance with leave entitlements, and support for pre-vocational training.#health #healthcare #australia ... See MoreSee Less

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

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

#health #healthcare #Australia

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Read more about our plan to Get Australia Back on Track: www.liberal.org.au/our-plan

The Albanese Government is out of step with the rest of the world when it comes to zero-emissions nuclear energy.

This is why the Coalition will include nuclear in a balanced energy mix—alongside renewables and gas—to achieve affordable, reliable and clean electricity for Australian businesses and households. ... See MoreSee Less

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Albo doesn’t have the capacity to understand science

What we we really need is to fuck the government off.

Albanese is just a twit who has no idea

Nuclear subs 👍Nuclear power 👎albo is a hypocritical twit

Both a pair of 🍆💋

So know we need trust the science 😂😂

John Kerry says "Jump", Albanese asks "How high?". I miss the days when our Prime Minister actually worked for Australia instead of pandering to the woke in overseas countries.

FUCK AnAl, dipshit Bowen, Labor and their teal-Green lying piece of shit supporters.. eat a dick

Evil fcers labour liberal greens

Albanese lies like a dog in the midday sun, he wouldn't know what the hell he's on about he's just hell bent on destroying farmlands habitat and mountain ranges for this so called green agenda,

Get F&$#@d Albo

Albos Nuklar free future 🤣🤣🤣🤣 lispy useless cnt

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Prime Minister Anthony Albanese promised before the election that he had a plan to drive down household electricity prices by $275. That is not what has happened.

In South Australia, electricity prices are among the most expensive in the world—with Labor falling short of its promise by $971.This is why the Coalition is committed to investing in a balanced energy mix—including renewables, gas and nuclear—to provide affordable, reliable and clean energy to Australian households.#electricity #costofliving #nuclear #energy ... See MoreSee Less

Prime Minister Anthony Albanese promised before the election that he had a plan to drive down household electricity prices by $275. That is not what has happened.

In South Australia, electricity prices are among the most expensive in the world—with Labor falling short of its promise by $971.

This is why the Coalition is committed to investing in a balanced energy mix—including renewables, gas and nuclear—to provide affordable, reliable and clean energy to Australian households.

#electricity #costofliving #nuclear #energy

Contrary to now-debunked claims by Climate Change and Energy Minister Chris Bowen, an analysis of nuclear build times by Dr Hannah Ritchie—an Oxford senior researcher, deputy editor at Our World in Data and data scientist—shows that the average construction time globally for nuclear is just six to eight years (link to full article in comments).

People often cite examples of reactors with significant overruns, but as Dr Ritchie notes, most reactors are built within reasonable timeframes, while only a very small percentage of reactors have experienced significant overruns.According to Dr Ritchie’s research, most large-scale reactors (83%) were built in under ten years. Only a fraction of all reactors ever built globally (5%) took more than fifteen years.For more modern reactors (completed post-1990), the median time was 5.7 years (lower than the overall median of 6.5). Nearly 60% were built in under six years; nearly 90% took less than a decade, and all reactors have been completed within 15 years (as of 2023).#nuclear #climate #energy #Australia ... See MoreSee Less

Contrary to now-debunked claims by Climate Change and Energy Minister Chris Bowen, an analysis of nuclear build times by Dr Hannah Ritchie—an Oxford senior researcher, deputy editor at Our World in Data and data scientist—shows that the average construction time globally for nuclear is just six to eight years (link to full article in comments).

People often cite examples of reactors with significant overruns, but as Dr Ritchie notes, most reactors are built within reasonable timeframes, while only a very small percentage of reactors have experienced significant overruns.

According to Dr Ritchie’s research, most large-scale reactors (83%) were built in under ten years. Only a fraction of all reactors ever built globally (5%) took more than fifteen years.

For more modern reactors (completed post-1990), the median time was 5.7 years (lower than the overall median of 6.5). Nearly 60% were built in under six years; nearly 90% took less than a decade, and all reactors have been completed within 15 years (as of 2023).

#nuclear #climate #energy #AustraliaImage attachment
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