Senator David Fawcett

David Fawcett

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Senator for South Australia

Deputy Government Whip in the Senate
Liberal Party of Australia

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Contact details

Parliament Office

PO Box 6100
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

(02) 6277 3418
(02) 6277 5964

Electorate Office

(Principal Office)

Commonwealth Parliament Offices, Suite 4, Level 13
100 King William Street
Adelaide, SA, 5000

Postal address
Commonwealth Parliament Offices, Suite 4, Level 13, 100 King William Street
Adelaide, SA, 5000

(08) 8205 1040
(08) 8205 1045

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Parliamentary service

  • Elected to the House of Representatives for Wakefield, South Australia, 2004. Defeated at general elections 2007.
  • Elected to the Senate for South Australia 2010 (term began 1.7.2011).

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Parliamentary positions

  • Temporary Chair of Committees from 25.8.11 to 7.7.14.

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Committee service

  • Senate Standing: Appropriations and Staffing from 1.7.14 to 9.5.16; House from 12.10.15 to 14.10.15; Selection of Bills from 14.10.15 to 9.5.16.
  • Senate Legislative and General Purpose Standing: Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade: Legislation and References Committees from 1.7.11 to 9.5.16; Environment and Communications: Legislation Committee from 13.11.13 to 1.7.14.
  • House of Representatives Standing: Education and Vocational Training from 1.12.04 to 17.10.07; Family and Human Services from 1.12.04 to 17.10.07.
  • Joint Statutory: Intelligence and Security from 13.11.13 to 9.5.16; Corporations and Financial Services from 2.12.13 to 9.5.16 (Chair from 9.12.13 to 9.5.16).
  • Joint Standing: Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade from 1.7.11 to 9.5.16 (Chair, Defence Sub-Committee from 12.12.13 to 9.5.16); Treaties from 23.8.11 to 9.5.16.
  • Joint Select: Constitutional Recognition of Local Government from 28.11.12 to 7.3.13.

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Parliamentary party positions

  • Deputy Government Whip in the Senate from 1.7.14 to 9.5.16.

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Party positions

  • Member, State Executive, Liberal Party (SA) 2008.

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  • Born 23.10.1963, Narrabri, NSW.
  • Married.

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Qualifications and occupation before entering Federal Parliament

  • BSc (UNSW), MBA (QUT).
  • Army officer 1982-2004 (see Military service below).
  • Defence and aviation consultant 2008-10.

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Military Service

  • Experimental test pilot.
  • Commanding Officer, RAAF Aircraft Research and Development Unit, Edinburgh, SA.

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  • Australian Defence Medal and Defence Long Service Medal with Clasp.

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