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TUESDAY 04 AUGUST 2015

Government secures the future of Australia’s naval shipbuilding capability

Liberal Senator for South Australia, David Fawcett, today welcomed the announcement by the Prime Minister of a commitment to bring forward the construction of the Offshore Patrol Vessel and the Future Frigate.


TUESDAY 04 AUGUST 2015

Joint Government and private investment to help drive next generation manufacturing in South Australia

Senator David Fawcett welcomes the Australian Government’s investments of $5,950,227 to assist local manufacturers Seeley International Pty Ltd and Taste Master Pty Ltd to focus on high value next generation manufacturing


MONDAY 03 AUGUST 2015

Nominate now for the National Disability Awards

The 2015 National Disability Awards are now open, giving Australians the chance to acknowledge the many people, organisations and initiatives across the country that make a positive impact on the lives of people with disability.  


MONDAY 03 AUGUST 2015

Calling for local people and local projects for the Green Army in Kingston

The Australian Government is calling for more local people to join the Green Army to work on local project that will make a real difference to the environment in Kingston


TUESDAY 09 JUNE 2015

Kingston community to have a say on country of origin food labelling

The Kingston community can have a say on what it wants in clearer country of origin food labelling in an online survey that will help design the Australian Government’s new labelling system


FRIDAY 05 JUNE 2015

Expert panel to oversee submarine build programs

Senator David Fawcett today welcomed the announcement of the Expert Advisory Panel will oversee the complete evaluation process for the contract to build the next fleet on Australian submarines


TUESDAY 02 JUNE 2015

Labor’s legacy is a black hole for Defence

Under questioning from Senator David Fawcett in Senate Estimates, Defence confirmed that it was still under pressure from deferred measures imposed by the former Labor government


TUESDAY 26 MAY 2015

Youth Allowance changes to give Kingston families better support

The Abbott Coalition Government will introduce more generous means testing arrangements for youth payments from 1 January 2016 to give Kingston families better opportunities to support their children from school to further study, Senator David Fawcett said today


TUESDAY 26 MAY 2015

Funding for Sporting Schools now open

Senator David Fawcett said sporting opportunities for children were set to expand now that Kingston primary schools could apply for funding through the Abbott Government’s $100 million Sporting Schools programme.


MONDAY 25 MAY 2015

Connecting job seekers and jobactive providers

The transition to the Australian Government’s new jobactive employment service took another step forward today with job seekers starting to receive advice about which local firm will help them look for work in the future.

 

TUESDAY 19 MAY 2015

Roads to Recovery funding flows in Kingston

Local roads and streets will get a much-needed boost today when the Australian Government’s latest instalment of Roads to Recovery payments hit council coffers.


MONDAY 18 MAY 2015

Kingston students set for agriculture learning boost

Kingston school students of all ages will now be able to learn more about Australia’s important agricultural sector with help from a new range of online resources.


MONDAY 18 MAY 2015

$280,000 to fix local black spots in Kingston

Assistant Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development Jamie Briggs MP and Senator David Fawcett today announced $280,000 to fix two dangerous black spots on local roads.


MONDAY 18 MAY 2015

$2,648,024 boost for local governments in Kingston

Local governments in the electorate of Kingston will benefit from deliver of the latest tranche of funding under the Australian Government’s four-year $9.3 billion Financial Assistance Grants programme.


WEDNESDAY 13 MAY 2015

New CASA Board Chairman welcomed

Senator David Fawcett today welcomed the appointment of Mr. Jeff Boyd as Chairman of the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) Board


WEDNESDAY 13 MAY 2015

2015 Budget - Defence: South Australia

The Abbott Government is making a significant investment in the safety and security of all Australians. The Government remains firm on its commitment to increase Defence spending to two per cent of GDP within a decade, building on our promise to provide Defence with a stable and sustainable funding growth path.


WEDNESDAY 13 MAY 2015

Budget delivers South Australian schools record levels of funding

South Australian students are big winner in the 2015 Budget, which delivers a record $15.7 billion in 2015-16 for all schools across Australia.


WEDNESDAY 13 MAY 2015

DVA Pensions

The 2015-16 Budget has confirmed that Pensions for veterans and their families will continue to increase by the greater measure out of CPI, Male Total Average Weekly Earnings or the Pensioner and Beneficiary Living Cost Index.


WEDNESDAY 6 MAY 2015

Score a goal! Register for Sporting Schools

Senator David Fawcett is urging all local primary schools, clubs and coaches in Kingston to sign up to Sporting Schools, the Abbott Government’s new initiative to get more kids active and healthy.


MONDAY 4 MAY 2015

Work for the Dole Coordinator starts in Adelaide’s South

The start of the new Work for the Dole Coordinator service in Adelaide’s southern suburbs has been welcomed by Senator David Fawcett.


WEDNESDAY 29 APRIL 2015

Engaging Kingston’s seniors in the digital age

Kingston’s seniors will continue to have free access to computers and Internet training to ensure they are not left behind in the digital age, thanks to a $1.3 million Abbott Government investment


TUESDAY 21 APRIL 2015

$26m booster to Immunise Australia

Senator David Fawcett has announced the Abbott Government’s $26 million “Immunise Australia” budget package would help busy parents in Kingston keep their child’s vaccinations up to date and dispel common myths about immunisations.


TUESDAY 21 APRIL 2015

Get your flu shot before the flu gets you

Senator David Fawcett is alerting the Kingston community to the opportunity to get their annual influenza shot, with a new, improved vaccine now available.


TUESDAY 21 APRIL 2015

Bowel cancer not a dirty word

Senator David Fawcett said the launch of the Abbott Government’s “a gift for living” bowel cancer screening awareness campaign will boost screening awareness in at risk groups.


WEDNESDAY 15 APRIL 2015

Nation’s largest diabetes conversation

Senator David Fawcett is calling on the local community to have their say as part of the nation’s largest conversation about the best ways to prevent, treat and cure diabetes.


WEDNESDAY 1 APRIL 2015

Finally, A Fundemental Restructure of Defence

Senator David Fawcett today welcomed the release of the strategically significant First Principles Review of Defence (FPR).


TUESDAY 31 MARCH 2015

Kingston Consumers a Step Closer to Lower Prices at the Checkout

Consumers in Kingston are a step closer to lower prices, and local businesses to growing their business and meeting the needs of their customers, following the release of the Competition Review final report.


TUESDAY 31 MARCH 2015

Support for Australian Ship Building Industry Welcomed

Senator David Fawcett today welcomed the commitment by the Minister for Defence, Hon. Kevin Andrews, to a sustainable Australian naval ship building industry.


WEDNESDAY 25 MARCH 2015

Register for Sporting Schools today

Senator David Fawcett is calling on local Kingston schools, clubs and coaches to sign up to Sporting Schools, the Abbott Government’s new initiative to get more kids active and healthy


THURSDAY 19 MARCH 2015

$157 million for specialist medical training

Senator David Fawcett welcomed the announcement the Specialist Training Programme and the Emergency Medicine Programme would have their funding extended for 2015.


WEDNESDAY 18 MARCH 2015

Protecting Australians’ savings accounts

The Coalition Government is delivering on its commitment to protect the savings of Australian through improvements to the way that unclaimed money in  savings accounts and life insurance policies is managed.


WEDNESDAY 18 MARCH 2015

Coalition decision to cut red tape now total $2.45 billion

The Coalition Government has today announced a further $305 million in red tape reduction decisions to ease the burden on Australian businesses, community organisations, families and individuals.


WEDNESDAY 18 MARCH 2015

National commemorations to mark completiton of Operation Slipper

This Saturday, Australian Defence Force (ADF) personnel, the Australian Federal Police and representatives from other agencies will march in every state and territory capital city - and Townsville - to mark the completion of Operation Slipper.


WEDNESDAY 11 MARCH 2015

Senator Fawcett hosts finance professionals’ forum with the Minister for Finance, Mathias Cormann

Senator David Fawcett, Chair of the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Corporations and Financial Services (PJCCFS) hosted a Finance Professionals’ Forum at the Adelaide and Bendigo Bank on Grenfell Street with the Minister for Finance, the Hon. Mathias Cormann.


THURSDAY 5 MARCH 2015

Additional Assistance for Sampson Flat Bushfie Victims

Senator David Fawcett welcomes the announcement by the Federal Minister for Justice, Michael Keenan and State Minister for Communities and Social Inclusion, Zoe Bettison, for additional recovery assistance for communities affected by the Sampson Flat bushfire.


WEDNESDAY 4 MARCH 2015

Australian Defence Force pay rise welcomed

Senator David Fawcett today welcomed the announcement by the Prime Minister, Tony Abbott and Minister for Defence, Hon. Kevin Andrews, that  our Defence personnel will receive a pay rise above the rate of inflation.


WEDNESDAY 4 MARCH 2015

Roads to Recovery funding flows in Kingston

Councils in the electorate of Kingston will today receive their latest share of the Australian Government’s $2.1 billion Roads to Recovery programme to assist with local road construction and maintenance.


TUESDAY 24 FEBRUARY 2015

Happy Valley resident finalist in National Youth Awards

Happy Valley resident, Jessica Perry, has been named a finalist in the 2015 National Youth Awards.


MONDAY 23 FEBRUARY 2015

350 New Green Army projects across Australia

More than 350 Green Army projects are set to be rolled out across Australia in the coming weeks following the announcement of successful projects for Round 2 of this important environmental programme.


MONDAY 16 FEBRUARY 2015

Boost to Kingston through local government grants

Councils in Kingston will today welcome their third quarterly payment under the Australian Government’s Financial Assistance Grant programme.


FRIDAY 13 FEBRUARY 2015

Federal MPs letter to LGA President David O’Loughlin

A copy of the letter sent to Local Government Association President David O’Loughlin regarding cuts to pensioner concessions.


THURSDAY 12 FEBRUARY 2015

Round 3 of the Green Army now open in Kingston

Community organisations, environment groups and local councils are invited to nominate new Green Army projects to support practical environment and conservation activities in the region - with Round 3 of the programme now open for applications.


WEDNESDAY 28 JANUARY 2015

Review of Fair Work Laws Underway - Submissions Sought

The Productivity Commission Review of the Fair Work Laws, promised by the Coalition prior to the 2013 election, is now underway and Senator David Fawcett has called for people in Kingston to make submissions.


FRIDAY 21 JANUARY 2015

Senator Fawcett welcomes new Defence Minister to South Australia

Senator David Fawcett this week welcomed the new Minister for Defence, the Hon. Kevin Andrews, to South Australia and expressed his appreciation that the Minister has made the time to visit and discuss South Australia’s contribution to the nation’s Defence capabilities so soon after receiving his new ministry.


WEDNESDAY 19 JANUARY 2015

Japan FTA delivers benefits across Kingston

The benefits stemming from Australia’s Free Trade Agreement with Japan will be felt right across South Australia, including Kingston, with local businesses and consumers set to reap the rewards of the deal, Senator David Fawcett said.


TUESDAY 9 DECEMBER 2014

Surf Clubs in Kingston to receive funding boost

Five surf life saving clubs in Kingston will receive a funding boost to prevent drownings at local beaches.


THURSDAY 4 DECEMBER 2014

19 new aged home care places in Kingston

19 new home care places will be delivered in Kingston, worth an estimated $752,000 following the conclusion of the  2014 Aged Care Approvals Round (ACAR).


THURSDAY 4 DECEMBER 2014

Nominations now open for the National Heritage List

The Australian Government is now calling for nominations for new places to be included on the National Heritage List.


THURSDAY 27 NOVEMBER 2014

Australian Government Grants to Kingston Schools

Senator David Fawcett has announced that four schools in Kingston will soon have improved facilities after being named recipients of Australian Government grants.


THURSDAY 27 NOVEMBER 2014

New online cybercrime weapon to help Australians targeted by criminals

Senator David Fawcett is encouraging anyone who believes they have been the victim of cybercrime to make a report on a new, national online system.


TUESDAY 18 NOVEMBER 2014

Kingston boosted through local government grants

Payments to councils in Kingston are being made under the Australian Government Financial Assistance Grant programme.


TUESDAY 18 NOVEMBER 2014

Levelling the Playing Field

The Minister for Small Business Bruce Billson has released the Commonwealth Government’s improved Franchising Code of Conduct to ensure the Australian franchising system is as healthy and fair as it can be.


WEDNESDAY 12 NOVEMBER 2014

Green Army Round Two now open for applications in Kingston

Applications are now open for community-led Green Army projects that support practical, grassroots environment and heritage conservation activities across Kingston.


TUESDAY 4 NOVEMBER 2014

Christmas for the Troops 2014

Christmas is fast approaching and with more than 2,200 Australian Defence Force (ADF) personnel deployed overseas on operations Australians are being asked to spare a thought for our troops who won’t be able to spend Christmas with their families and friends.


TUESDAY 4 NOVEMBER 2014

Remembrance Day - 11 November 2014

Senator David Fawcett today encouraged the community to pause for one minute’s silence at 11am, to wear a red poppy or to attend their local Remembrance Day service and pay tribute to the men and women who have served, and those who continue to serve our nation in times of war, conflict and on peacekeeping operations.


MONDAY 27 OCTOBER 2014

Government cuts more than $2.1B of red tape

The Abbott Coalition Government is cutting red tape to make life easier, help small business, strengthen our economy and create jobs.


FRIDAY 24 OCTOBER 2014

An enhanced public register of Financial Advisers

Senator David Fawcett today welcomed the Abbott Government’s announcement that it will deliver on its commitment to establish an enhanced, industry-wide public register of financial planners.


MONDAY 20 OCTOBER 2014

Cash support avalaible for job seekers who move to take up work

Up to $9000 in financial assistance is now available for eligible long-term unemployed job seekers and their families to relocate to a new job.   


MONDAY 20 OCTOBER 2014

Our commitment to youth employment

The Australian Government’s Job Commitment Bonus encourages long-term unemployed young people to find a job and keep it.


MONDAY 20 OCTOBER 2014

Restart wage support to get older Australians working

Businesses that provide jobs to older Australians are now eligible to receive up to $10,000 (GST Inclusive) in assistance from the Australian Government.


MONDAY 13 OCTOBER 2014

Australian Small Business Advisory Services Programme

Senator David Fawcett has announced more low cost help for small business is about to be made available as part of the Abbott Government’s Australian Small Business Advisory Programme (ASBAS).


TUESDAY 7 OCTOBER 2014

Councils in Kingston to receive $14 million in Roads to Recovery funding

Senator David Fawcett has welcomed the delivery of the Australian Government's $2.1 billion Roads to Recovery programme, announcing that councils in the electorate of Kingston will receive more than $14 million for local road construction and street repairs.


TUESDAY 7 OCTOBER 2014

New funding to prevent drownings

The Australian Government has stepped up efforts to reduce the number of drowning deaths with the latest statistics showing 266 Australians drowned in the last year.


TUESDAY 7 OCTOBER 2014

Local organisations encouraged to tender for Employment Services 2015-20

Senator David Fawcett encouraged local organisations that have the capacity and determination to help more job seekers find and keep a job to submit a tender for Employment Services 2015-20.


TUESDAY 7 OCTOBER 2014

20 Million Trees launched with first grant round now open

The Australian Government is inviting communities across the nation to get involved in the 20 Million Trees Programme with the first competitive grants round now open for applications.


WEDNESDAY 24 SEPTEMBER 2014

Federal funding to support greater autonomy in Kingston government schools

Government school communities in Kingston will have greater capacity to make their own decisions thanks to the Australian Government’s $70m Independent Public Schools (IPS) initiative.


WEDNESDAY 24 SEPTEMBER 2014

25th Anniversary Landcare Grants now open in Kingston

Landcare and other community group in the Kingston electorate will be able to access a helping hand with the launch of the 25th Anniversary Landcare Grants 2014-15.


WEDNESDAY 24 SEPTEMBER 2014

Adelaide Advertiser misquotes Senator Fawcett on Submarines

The Advertiser today ran a story on my views regarding submarines with a title that was inaccurate and misleading.


WEDNESDAY 24 SEPTEMBER 2014

Kingston commemorates ADF service

Kingston electorate has received a funding boost to help commemorate its proud history of service in the Australian Defence Force, Senator David Fawcett said today.


WEDNESDAY 24 SEPTEMBER 2014

Abbott Government commits $406m for preschool certainty

The Abbott Government will commit $406 million to ensure families can continue to access up to 1.5 hours of preschool per week in 2015.


WEDNESDAY 24 SEPTEMBER 2014

New treatment for cancer approved for PBS listing

People in Kingston who are suffering from pancreatic cancer will be able to access the breakthrough drug Abraxane on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) from November 1.


WEDNESDAY 24 SEPTEMBER 2014

National Security Legilsation Amendments Supported

As a member of the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security, Senator David Fawcett today welcomed the tabling of the Committee’s Advisory Report into the National Security Legislation Amendment Bill (No.1) 2014.


WEDNESDAY 24 SEPTEMBER 2014

Youth to Set Sail on World Voyage

Kingston Youth will have the chance to set sail in Young Endeavour, with the ballot for the 2015 Young Endeavour World Voyage now open for young Australians aged 18 to 30.


WEDNESDAY 24 SEPTEMBER 2014

Payment Increase for more than 3.7 million Pensioners

More than 3.7 million pensioners will receive an increase to their payments from 20 September, the second rise this year.


MONDAY 1 SEPTEMBER 2014

Government delivers $50m commitment to expand higher-value manufacturing

The Australian Government is delivering on its election commitment to support the manufacturing sector to take advantage of new opportunities and create new jobs with the $50m Manufacturing Transition Programme now open for applications.


MONDAY 1 SEPTEMBER 2014

Time to have your say on child care reform

Senator David Fawcett is encouraging Kingston residents to have their say on how child care can be made more affordable, flexible and accessible.  


MONDAY 1 SEPTEMBER 2014

Federal Government delivers for local Kingston Roads

The Australian Government has delivered on its $2.1 billion Roads to Recovery programme.


FRIDAY 8 AUGUST 2014

Local Veterans Benefit from Restored Advocacy and Support Funding

Senator David Fawcett today welcomed the restoration of Australian Government funding to assist ex-service organisations (ESOs) continue their important work with the local veteran community.  

 

FRIDAY 1 AUGUST 2014

Senator Fawcett opens the Defence Industry Conference

Senator David Fawcett, representing the Minister for Defence, Senator the Hon David Johnston, officially welcomed around 700 delegates to the Defence Industry Conference 2014 on Monday 28 July.


THURSDAY 17 JULY 2014

Carbon Tax Repeal will Benefit the Local Community

“Today’s vote by the Senate to repeal the Carbon Tax is great news for local families and small businesses,” Senator David Fawcett said today.


WEDNESDAY 16 JULY 2014

Trade Support Loans to help apprentices complete their training

 The Abbott Coalition Government is building a stronger economy by supporting apprentices to successfully complete their qualification.


THURSDAY 10 JULY 2014

CASA Board Appointment

Senator Fawcett today welcomed the appointment of Mr Jeff Boyd to the Board of the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) as Deputy Chairman.


WEDNESDAY 9 JULY 2014

Aged Care Fee Estimator launched

People looking for aged care services in Kingston will now have access to an online tool that will  help them estimate their aged care costs.


WEDNESDAY 9 JULY 2014

Exporters and consumers to benefit from historic trade deal

The historic trade agreement the Abbott government has signed with Japan will leverage our strengths to help drive growth and job creation, Senator Fawcett said.


MONDAY 7 JULY 2014

Working towards rollout of 20 Million Trees

Work towards the commencement of the 20 Million Trees Programme is continuing to progress and the Government is now seeking feedback from organisations who may wish to be involved in the rollout.


TUESDAY 1 JULY 2014

World’s most expensive carbon tax gets even bigger

today

Today marks the second anniversary of Labor’s destructive carbon tax and it means higher power bills for families in Kingston.


TUESDAY 1 JULY 2014

Helping more young Australians into work

From 1 July 2014, young job seekers in Kingston will have access to new incentives and additional financial support to help them move from welfare to work.


THURSDAY 26 JUNE 2014

Kingston Community urged to commemorate First World War Centenary

Senator David Fawcett today urged Australians throughout Kingston electorate to learn more about the commitment and sacrifice of servicemen and servicewomen.


THURSDAY 26 JUNE 2014

Government funds National Strategy to target Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders

The Australian Government will provide $9.2 million to the new National Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) Action Plan to address the harmful impact of FASD on children and families.


FRIDAY 20 JUNE 2014

Kingston community marks the ANZAC Centenary through local grants

Senator David Fawcett today announced $24,850 has been made available by the Coalition Government to support six local projects commemorating the service and sacrifice of Australians during the first World War.


TUESDAY 17 JUNE 2014

Grants salute South Australia’s veterans

 The South Australian veteran community has received a funding boost to help commemorate its proud history of service.


TUESDAY 10 JUNE 2014

Senator Fawcett supports South Australian SME Exporters

Senator Fawcett has welcomed new initiatives undertaken by the Export Finance and Insurance Corporation (EFIC) to reduce the red-tape burden for small to medium exporters entering the global supply chain.


TUESDAY 10 JUNE 2014

Sport for more Australian school children

From 1 January 2015, schools in the electorate of Kingston will be able to apply to take part in the Federal Government’s new $100 million Sporting Schools initiative.


WEDNESDAY 4 JUNE 2014

Senator Fawcett welcomes Aviation Safety Report

Senator David Fawcett today welcomed the release of the Aviation Safety Regulation Review (ASRR) which will guide the development of aviation safety and regulation in Australia over the next decade.


WEDNESDAY 4 JUNE 2014

Senator Fawcett welcomes the opening of nominations for the National Disability Awards

Senator David Fawcett has welcomed the opening of Nominations for the 2014 National Disability awards, giving Australians the opportunity to celebrate the individuals and organisations which are having a positive impact on the lives of people with disability.


WEDNESDAY 4 JUNE 2014

$5.8m to fix SA Black Spots in 2014-15

The Australian Government is delivering on its plan to build safer roads and a stronger economy through its record $500 million investment in the national Black Spot Programme.


MONDAY 2 JUNE 2014

Recognising South Australia’s outstanding defence companies

The achievements of South Australian Defence Companies were formally recognised by the Assistant Minister for Defence, Stuart Robert MP, at the recent Defence Teaming Centre’s annual awards dinner.


MONDAY 2 JUNE 2014

Trade support loans building a stronger Australia

The Abbott Coalition Government is building a stronger economy by supporting apprentices to successfully complete their qualification.


TUESDAY 20 MAY 2014

Aged care accomodation prices published

People looking for aged care services in Kingston will from now on have access to clear pricing and accommodation information online to help them make informed choices.


TUESDAY 20 MAY 2014

Applications open for largest-ever investment in long day care professional development

From today, long day care services in the Kingston electorate can apply to share in the largest-ever investment in the professional development of their educators.


MONDAY 19 MAY 2014

Defence Budget delivers for Kingston

The Abbott Government is delivering on its commitment to build a stronger Australian Defence Force (ADF).


FRIDAY 16 MAY 2014

Dishonest Opposition prove themselves untrustworthy on veterans’ issues

Senator David Fawcett has today expressed grave concern that the Labor Opposition continues to mislead Australia’s veteran community.


FRIDAY 16 MAY 2014

Increased funding and more flexible arrangements for aged care

The Coalition Government will meet its election commitments in aged care through increased funding which is better targeted and more flexible.


THURSDAY 15 MAY 2014

Budget delivers on commitments for people with disability and carers

The Coalition Government will meet its election commitments to support Australians with disability and carers.


THURSDAY 15 MAY 2014

Kingston students, schoools and community to benefit from record funding for schools

The students and schools in Kingston will benefit from the Abbott Government’s record recurrent funding investment of $64.5 billion in schools over the next four years.


WEDNESDAY 14 MAY 2014

More opportunity for Kingston Higher education students

More people in Kingston will be able to benefit from higher education as a result of improvements to the higher education system announced as part of the 2014-15 budget.


WEDNESDAY 14 MAY 2014

Abbott Government’s first Budget makes the difficult but necessary choices to repair the Budget

Senator David Fawcett said that the Abbott Government’s first Budget is laying the foundations for a strong and prosperous economy with less debt.


WEDNESDAY 14 MAY 2014

Restaurant Australia campaign can showcase local food and wine to millions

Senator David Fawcett today encouraged local food, wine and tourism businesses in Kingston to participate in Tourism Australia’s new campaign ‘Restaurant Australia’.


THURSDAY 8 MAY 2014

Largest ever investment in child care professional development

Senator David Fawcett has welcomed the Coalition Government’s announcement of the largest-ever investment in the professional development of the long day care sector.


WEDNESDAY 7 MAY 2014

Kingston residents to  have faster, easier access to hearing services

A new website will help Kingston residents with hearing loss to receive the support they need sooner, by making it easer to find information and apply for services.


MONDAY 5 MAY 2014

ADF Gap Year program restoration welcomed

Senator Fawcett today welcomed the Abbot Government’s restoration of the Australian Defence Force Gap Year Program which fulfils one of the Coalition’s key Defence election commitments.


MONDAY 28 APRIL 2014

Minister in Adelaide to talk trade opportunities

The Minister for Trade and Investment, the Hon Andrew Robb, is in Adelaide at the invitation of Senator Fawcett to attend a forum with the Senator and the Council for International Trade and Commerce.


WEDNESDAY 23 APRIL 2014

South Australians encouraged to remember on ANZAC Day

Senator David Fawcett today encouraged community members to remember Australian servicemen and women from all wars and conflicts.


TUESDAY 22 APRIL 2014

Australian Government honours our dedicated police officers

Senator Fawcett has announced that the Australian Government will extend the eligibility for the National Police Service Medal.


MONDAY 14 APRIL 2014

SA New Colombo Plan students head off to study in region

Meeting with 25 New Colombo Plan (NCP) grant recipients in Adelaide today, Senator Fawcett said that NCP students would help build closer relationships with Australia’s neighbours in the Indo-Pacific region.


FRIDAY 11 APRIL 2014

Calling for Green Army projects in Kingston

With the impending launch of the Green Army, the Government is calling on councils and community groups to submit ideas for new projects in Kingston.


WEDNESDAY 9 APRIL 2014

Free Trade Agreements Finalised with Japan and Korea

Senator Fawcett has welcomed the conclusion of free trade agreements with Korea and Japan as a significant win for Australian agriculture, services, mining and resources consumers as well as the creation of jobs in the Kingston electorate.


WEDNESDAY 9 APRIL 2014

A fair go for veterans - delivered

The Abbott Coalition Government has delivered on its election promise to 57,000 military superannuants and their families.


THURSDAY 27 MARCH 2014

ANZAC Day for the troops 2014

Senator Fawcett is encouraging everyone in the electorate of Kingston to make a lasting contribution to ADF personnel and their families by donating to one of the many Ex-Service Organisations dedicated to supporting our serving men and women.


THURSDAY 27 MARCH 2014

Local small businesses to benefit from new hiring guide

The Coalition Government is working to build a stronger more prosperous economy with more jobs by making it easier for small businesses in Kingston to hire new employees.


WEDNESDAY 26 MARCH 2014

Abbott Government Delivers for Ex-Service Personnel

Senator Fawcett today welcomed the tabling of legislation to deliver fair indexation to Defence Forces Retirement Benefits (DFRB) scheme and Defence Force  Retirement and Death Benefits (DFRDB) scheme superannuants aged 55 and over.


THURSDAY 20 MARCH 2014

Amendments to Future of Financial Advice legislation

The Government has introduced a Bill into Parliament to reverse the significant regulatory overreach imposed by the former Government’s Future of Financial Advice (FOFA) legislation.


WEDNESDAY 19 MARCH 2014

$50m boost to help small businesses export

The Abbott Government has moved to help small and medium sized businesses in Kingston reach their export potential with a $50 million boost to the Export Market Development Grants scheme.

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