Senator David Fawcett

Senator for South Australia

Positions
Deputy Government Whip in the Senate
Chair of Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade
Party
Liberal Party of Australia
Chamber
Senate

Seating Plan

Seating map

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

Telephone:
(08) 8205 1040
Fax:
(08) 8205 1045

Parliament Office

PO Box 6100
Senate
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Telephone:
(02) 6277 3418
Fax:
(02) 6277 5964

Connect with Senator David Fawcett

Email
senator.fawcett@aph.gov.au
Social media

Websites
Personal website
Party website

Alternative URL

https://www.aph.gov.au/Senator_Fawcett

State/Territory

SA map

Biography

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) and 2016.
Parliamentary positions
  • Temporary Chair of Committees from 25.8.11 to 7.7.14.
Committee service
  • 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.
  • 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 and from 1.9.16; Appropriations, Staffing and Security from 1.9.16; Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation from 1.9.16; Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Legislation from 1.9.16; Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade References from 1.9.16; House from 12.9.16; Substitute member, Environment and Communications References Committee on 16.11.16 from 8.2.17 to 11.5.17.
  • 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; Legal and Constitutional Affairs References from 15.2.17.
  • Senate Select: Exposure Draft of the Marriage Amendment (Same-Sex Marriage) Bill from 1.12.16 (Chair from 1.12.16).
  • Joint Statutory: Intelligence and Security from 13.11.13 to 9.5.16 and from 13.9.16; 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 and from 12.9.16 (Chair, Defence Sub-Committee from 12.12.13 to 9.5.16; Chair of Committee from 12.9.16); Treaties from 23.8.11 to 9.5.16 and from 1.9.16.
  • Joint Select: Constitutional Recognition of Local Government from 28.11.12 to 7.3.13.
Parliamentary party positions
  • Deputy Government Whip in the Senate from 1.7.14 to 9.5.16 and from 30.8.16.
Party positions
  • Member, State Executive, Liberal Party (SA) 2008.
Personal
  • Born 23.10.1963, Narrabri, NSW.
  • Married.
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.
Military Service
  • Experimental test pilot.
  • Commanding Officer, RAAF Aircraft Research and Development Unit, Edinburgh, SA.
Honours
  • Australian Defence Medal and Defence Long Service Medal with Clasp.