Senator David Fawcett
Liberal Senator for South Australia

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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.

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).

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.

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.

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.

Kingston boosted through local government grants

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

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.

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.

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.

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.


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.

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.

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.   

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.

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.

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).

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.  

Federal Government delivers for local Kingston Roads

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

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.  

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

World’s most expensive carbon tax gets even bigger


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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Grants salute South Australia’s veterans

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

$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.

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.

Trade support loans building a stronger Australia

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

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.

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.

Defence Budget delivers for Kingston

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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’.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

A fair go for veterans - delivered

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

$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.

Civil Aviation Safety Authority Board strengthened by the Coalition

Senator Fawcett has welcomed the announcement by Minister Warren Truss MP, that two additional members will be appointed to the CASA Board as proposed in a bill introduced into Parliament this week.

Kingston to benefit from Coalition Green Army Project

Senator Fawcett has advised that the Coalition government is delivering another key election commitment with legislation to establish the Green Army introduced to Parliament today.

Coalition’s Jobs Bonus will help young job seekers find and keep a job

New incentives which will boost workforce participation and get more young job seekers in Kingston off welfare and into work have been revealed.

States agree to implement Murray-Darling Basin water reform

The Australian Government has completed an agreement which brings all jurisdictions together to implement the historic Murray-Darling Basin Plan for water reform.

Carbon Tax Devestation in Kingston

The full extent of Labor’s ongoing Carbon Tax damage has been revealed by the Clean Energy Regulator.

Registrations open for Australian Heritage Week

Senator Fawcett has encouraged the community in Kingston to get involved in events during Australian Heritage Week 2014

South Australian Student set to study in Asia

Senator Fawcett welcomes the introduction of the first stage of the Australian Government’s New Colombo Plan and congratulates the University of Adelaide and the University of SA for being amongst the 24 Australian universities to receive grant funding under the Plan.

Labor’s Legacy: families paying $70pw extra for childcare

Senator Fawcett has expressed concern that a growing number of local families are paying the price of federal Labor’s legacy, with new Department of Education figures indicating childcare fees rose an average $70 per week over the six years of the former ALP Government.

$1.945m Win for Kingston Elderly

The Commonwealth Home and Community Care program has contributed $1.945m to help Kingston’s elderly live independently for longer.

Econimic Review Offers Opportunity for SA
South Australian industry has been given the chance to help shape the priorities in the Coalition Government’s $100m Growth Fund.

Electricity Relief for SA

The Government’s plan to provide electricity relief to South Australians.

SA Awarded $57m Contract for Submarine Upgrade

The Federal Government has awarded ASC and Saab Systems the contract to upgrade the Royal Australian Navy’s Collins Class Submarines.

Unity, Stability & Growth - A Vision for Defence

South Australia can extend its key role as a key defence hub for the nation to its allies and the Asia-Pacific Region.

Independent Review of Aviation

Infrastructure and Regional Development Minister has announced an Independent Review of Aviation.

Coalition Scraps Labor’s Self-Education Cap

Thousands of nurses, teacher and doctors will be the winners from the Coalition’s decision to reverse Labor’s cap on tax-deductibility of self-education expenses.

HIPPY Help In Kingston

Anglicare SA has been chosen to deliver the Home Interaction Program for Parents and Youngsters to benefit Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children in Kingston.

New Coalition Front Bench Announced

Tony Abbot today announced the Coalition Ministry with minimal changes as promised prior to the election. Read more

Election Policies released

Tony Abbot today announced the last of the Coalition election policies, which will enable the release of full costings ahead of the election as promised. Read more

The Coalition’s Plan for the Future

The Coalition has released Our Plan - Real Solutions for all Australians.  Read more

Losing Australia’s Sovereignty

The cost cutting measures that drive Australia’s aerospace procurement are likely to come at a significant cost.  Read more

Coalition Defence Policy Released

Tony Abbot and David Johnston today released the Coalition defence Policy at Holsworthy barracks.  Read more

Coalition Plan for Aviation released

Warren Truss today released the Coalition Plan for Aviation which addresses many of the concerns raised in the Senate Report. Read more

Air Safety At Risk

The Government is compromising air safety to try and balance the budget.  Read more

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