Senator the Hon David Fawcett

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Senator for South Australia

Positions
Assistant Minister for Defence
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

Biography

Parliamentary service
  • Elected to the House of Representatives for Wakefield, South Australia, 2004Defeated at general elections 2007 (term ended 24.11.2007). Elected to the Senate for South Australia 2010. (term began 01.07.2011). 2016.
Parliamentary positions
  • Temporary Chair of Committees from 25.8.11 to 7.7.14
Ministerial appointments
  • Assistant Minister for Defence from 28.8.2018
Committee service
  • Senate Standing: Appropriations and Staffing from 01.07.2014 to 09.05.2016; House from 12.10.2015 to 14.10.2015; Selection of Bills from 14.10.2015 to 09.05.2016; Selection of Bills from 01.09.2016 to 10.09.2018; Appropriations, Staffing and Security from 01.09.2016 to 10.09.2018; Legal and Constitutional Affairs: Legislation from 01.09.2016; House from 12.09.2016 to 10.09.2018; Environment and Communications: References from 16.11.2016 to 16.11.2016 (Substitute member from 16.11.2016 to 16.11.2016); Environment and Communications: References from 16.11.2016 to 16.11.2016 (Substitute member from 16.11.2016 to 16.11.2016); Environment and Communications: References from 08.02.2017 to 11.05.2017 (Substitute member from 08.02.2017 to 11.05.2017); Environment and Communications: References from 08.02.2017 to 11.05.2017.
  • Senate Select: Exposure Draft of the Marriage Amendment (Same-Sex Marriage) Bill from 01.12.2016 (Chair from 01.12.2016); Future of Work and Workers from 14.05.2018 to 14.05.2018 (Substitute member from 14.05.2018 to 14.05.2018).
  • Senate Legislative and General Purpose Standing: Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade: Legislation from 01.07.2011 to 09.05.2016; Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade: References from 01.07.2011 to 09.05.2016; Environment and Communications: Legislation from 13.11.2013 to 01.07.2014; Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade: Legislation from 01.09.2016 to 10.09.2018; Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade: References from 01.09.2016 to 10.09.2018; Legal and Constitutional Affairs: Legislation from 15.02.2017 to 05.02.2018; Legal and Constitutional Affairs: References from 15.02.2017 to 05.02.2018; Finance and Public Administration: Legislation from 05.02.2018 to 22.03.2018; Finance and Public Administration: References from 05.02.2018 to 22.03.2018.
  • Joint Statutory: Intelligence and Security from 13.11.2013 to 09.05.2016; Corporations and Financial Services from 02.12.2013 to 09.05.2016 (Chair from 09.12.2013 to 09.05.2016); Intelligence and Security from 13.09.2016.
  • Joint Standing: Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade from 01.07.2011 to 09.05.2016 (Chair, Defence Sub-Committee from 12.12.2013 to 09.05.2016); Treaties from 23.08.2011 to 09.05.2016; Treaties from 01.09.2016 to 10.09.2018; Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade from 12.09.2016 to 10.09.2018 (Chair from 12.09.2016 to 06.09.2018).
  • Joint Select: Constitutional Recognition of Local Government from 28.11.2012 to 07.03.2013.
  • House of Representatives Standing: Education and Vocational Training from 01.12.2004 to 17.10.2007; Family and Human Services from 01.12.2004 to 17.10.2007.
Parliamentary party positions
  • Deputy Government Whip in the Senate from 1.7.14 to 9.5.16
  • Deputy Government Whip in the Senate from 30.8.16
Party positions
  • Member, State Executive, Liberal Party (SA) 2008
Personal
  • Born 23.10.1963, Narrabri, Australia.
  • Married
Qualifications and occupation before entering Federal Parliament
  • B.Sc (UNSW)
  • M.BA (QUT)
  • Army officer 1982-2004
  • Defence and aviation consultant 2008-10
Military Service
  • Experimental test pilot
  • Commanding Officer, RAAF Aircraft Research and Development Unit, Edinburgh, SA