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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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20 hours ago
Senator David Fawcett

SA-BASED FLEET SPACE AWARDED MOON TO MARS SUPPLY CHAIN GRANT Through the 2nd round of the Morrison Government’s Moon to Mars Supply Chain Capability Improvement grant program, SA-based Fleet Space Technologies is receiving $386,500 to improve technical capabilities. This funding enables Fleet Space to improve their capability to monitor remote critical infrastructure and environmental factors – allowing them to pursue commercial supply chain opportunities and technology that can be extended to Moon to Mars activities. More information: bit.ly/3pIdbHc In addition to this funding, Fleet Space recently announced it is teaming up with Australian rocket manufacturer Gilmour Space Technologies to launch 6 Australian-built satellites into orbit, which utilise new technology to transform critical industries including energy, utilities, and mining, among others. More information: bit.ly/3zio4nIThe space sector is 1 of the Government’s 6 priority areas listed in the $1.5 billion Modern Manufacturing Strategy. As part of the Strategy, the Space National Manufacturing Priority road map establishes how the Government intends to grow a globally recognised Australian space sector with the capability, capacity and expertise to locally design, develop, manufacture and deploy specialised products, equipment, systems and services for exporting to international markets and to support national and international space missions. More information: bit.ly/3w32jqcThrough the 2021/22 Federal Budget, $13.3 million is being invested by the Morrison Government into the Australian Space Agency’s Space Discovery Centre at Lot Fourteen in Adelaide to ensure the facility continues to inspire the next generation of space workforce. ... See MoreSee Less

SA-BASED FLEET SPACE AWARDED MOON TO MARS SUPPLY CHAIN GRANT 
Through the 2nd round of the Morrison Government’s Moon to Mars Supply Chain Capability Improvement grant program, SA-based Fleet Space Technologies is receiving $386,500 to improve technical capabilities. 

This funding enables Fleet Space to improve their capability to monitor remote critical infrastructure and environmental factors – allowing them to pursue commercial supply chain opportunities and technology that can be extended to Moon to Mars activities. More information: https://bit.ly/3pIdbHc 

In addition to this funding, Fleet Space recently announced it is teaming up with Australian rocket manufacturer Gilmour Space Technologies to launch 6 Australian-built satellites into orbit, which utilise new technology to transform critical industries including energy, utilities, and mining, among others. More information: https://bit.ly/3zio4nI

The space sector is 1 of the Government’s 6 priority areas listed in the $1.5 billion Modern Manufacturing Strategy. As part of the Strategy, the Space National Manufacturing Priority road map establishes how the Government intends to grow a globally recognised Australian space sector with the capability, capacity and expertise to locally design, develop, manufacture and deploy specialised products, equipment, systems and services for exporting to international markets and to support national and international space missions. More information: https://bit.ly/3w32jqc

Through the 2021/22 Federal Budget, $13.3 million is being invested by the Morrison Government into the Australian Space Agency’s Space Discovery Centre at Lot Fourteen in Adelaide to ensure the facility continues to inspire the next generation of space workforce.

MORRISON GOVERNMENT CONTINUES TO GUARANTEE ESSENTIAL HEALTH SERVICESAs part of the 2021/22 Federal Budget, the Morrison Government is investing $125.7 billion over the next 4 years into Medicare, an increase of over $6 billion from last year’s Budget.In the 2021/22 financial year, $30 billion is being invested in Medicare – an increase of 49%, since the Federal Liberal Government formed in 2013.Our Government is investing $1.6 billion in SA’s health system this financial year.We have a strong track record of delivering increased funding for essential services – like health and education. Between 2013 and 2019, under our Government, total funding to health increased from $61 billion to more than $81 billion, and spending on public hospital services increased by 76%. ... See MoreSee Less

MORRISON GOVERNMENT CONTINUES TO GUARANTEE ESSENTIAL HEALTH SERVICES

As part of the 2021/22 Federal Budget, the Morrison Government is investing $125.7 billion over the next 4 years into Medicare, an increase of over $6 billion from last year’s Budget.

In the 2021/22 financial year, $30 billion is being invested in Medicare – an increase of 49%, since the Federal Liberal Government formed in 2013.

Our Government is investing $1.6 billion in SA’s health system this financial year.

We have a strong track record of delivering increased funding for essential services – like health and education. Between 2013 and 2019, under our Government, total funding to health increased from $61 billion to more than $81 billion, and spending on public hospital services increased by 76%.
4 days ago
Senator David Fawcett

COLLINS SUBMARINE SUPPLY CHAIN CREATING SA DEFENCE INDUSTRY JOBSSA-based Axiom Precision Manufacturing is a key Australian supplier on the Collins Class submarines’ sustainment supply chain, managed by ASC. ASC has grown Australian industry participation in the Collins Class supply chain to more than 90%.Australian industry participation in our naval shipbuilding projects is creating more and better Australian jobs along sovereign supply chains.Thanks in part to its contribution to the Collins Class program, Axiom expects to employ approximately one hundred staff in 2 years’ time, in its new purpose-built defence secure facility – up from 40 staff in 2016.Axiom experienced significant growth following their transition from an automotive industry focus to the defence sector, and have received vital support from the Centre for Defence Industry Capability (CDIC). The CDIC, an initiative of our Government’s 2016 Defence Industry Policy Statement, is headquartered here in Adelaide.The Australian Government is investing $575 billion in defending Australia over the next decade, including $270 billion investment in new and upgraded capability. As part of the Federal Liberal Government’s $183 billion Naval Shipbuilding Plan, over 15,000 skilled and professional jobs will be created to build and sustain Australia’s new naval vessels – including the 2 Offshore Patrol Vessels, 12 Attack Class Submarines and 9 Hunter Class Frigates being built here in Adelaide.More information on the CDIC: www.business.gov.au/cdicMore information on the Collins Class Submarines: bit.ly/3v11PiE ... See MoreSee Less

GRANT FUNDING FOR GOLDEN GROVE LUTHERAN’S NEW MASTER PLANUnder the Morrison Government’s Capital Grants Program, $6,000 has been announced for the development of a master plan at Golden Grove Lutheran Primary School in Wynn Vale.Through a matched contribution of $6,000 from Golden Grove Lutheran Primary School, the master plan will enable future upgrades, to accommodate expected growth in student numbers at the school.Our Government is ensuring that every child gets a quality education no matter where they go to school - demonstrated through an increase in Education funding, for both state run and independent schools, every year since forming government in 2013.The Morrison Government’s 2021/22 Federal Budget delivers record $1.8 billion funding for schools in South Australia next year, up from $1.6 billion in 2020/21. This marks a 64% increase in Federal funding for South Australian schools since the Government came to office in 2013, which is guaranteed to grow a further 37% between now and 2029.More information on the Capital Grants Program: bit.ly/3vMajeKMore information on how the 2020/21 Federal Budget is providing record education funding in South Australia, and across the country: bit.ly/3tWRJz1 ... See MoreSee Less

GRANT FUNDING FOR GOLDEN GROVE LUTHERAN’S NEW MASTER PLAN
Under the Morrison Government’s Capital Grants Program, $6,000 has been announced for the development of a master plan at Golden Grove Lutheran Primary School in Wynn Vale.

Through a matched contribution of $6,000 from Golden Grove Lutheran Primary School, the master plan will enable future upgrades, to accommodate expected growth in student numbers at the school.

Our Government is ensuring that every child gets a quality education no matter where they go to school - demonstrated through an increase in Education funding, for both state run and independent schools, every year since forming government in 2013.

The Morrison Government’s 2021/22 Federal Budget delivers record $1.8 billion funding for schools in South Australia next year, up from $1.6 billion in 2020/21. This marks a 64% increase in Federal funding for South Australian schools since the Government came to office in 2013, which is guaranteed to grow a further 37% between now and 2029.

More information on the Capital Grants Program: https://bit.ly/3vMajeK

More information on how the 2020/21 Federal Budget is providing record education funding in South Australia, and across the country: https://bit.ly/3tWRJz1

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There is too much money going into private schools. Start supporting our v poorly funded public schools that do not try to indoctrinate children into organised superstition.

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