Title Biography for FAWCETT, the Hon. David Julian
Database Biographies
Date 10-09-2020 08:06 AM
Source Parliamentary Library
Current member Yes
State SA
System Id handbook/allmps/DYU


FAWCETT, the Hon. David JulianBiography for FAWCETT, the Hon. David Julian

Senator for South Australia

Liberal Party of Australia



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. Re-elected 2016 and 2019.


Parliamentary Positions

Temporary Chair of Committees from 25.8.2011 to 7.7.2014.

Temporary Chair of Committees from 18.10.2017 to 10.9.2018.

Temporary Chair of Committees from 2.7.2019.


Ministerial Appointments

Assistant Minister for Defence from 28.8.2018 to 29.5.2019.


Committee Service

Senate Standing: Appropriations and Staffing from 1.7.2014 to 9.5.2016; House from 12.10.2015 to 14.10.2015; Selection of Bills from 14.10.2015 to 9.5.2016; Selection of Bills from 1.9.2016 to 10.9.2018; Appropriations, Staffing and Security from 1.9.2016 to 10.9.2018; House from 12.9.2016 to 10.9.2018.

Senate Select: Exposure Draft of the Marriage Amendment (Same-Sex Marriage) Bill from 1.12.2016 to 15.2.2017 (Chair from 1.12.2016 to 15.2.2017); Future of Work and Workers from 14.5.2018 to 14.5.2018 (Substitute member from 14.5.2018 to 14.5.2018).

Senate Legislative and General Purpose Standing: Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade: References from 1.7.2011 to 9.5.2016; Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade: Legislation from 1.7.2011 to 9.5.2016; Environment and Communications: Legislation from 13.11.2013 to 1.7.2014; Legal and Constitutional Affairs: Legislation from 1.9.2016 to 1.7.2019; Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade: Legislation from 1.9.2016 to 10.9.2018; Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade: References from 1.9.2016 to 10.9.2018; 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 8.2.2017 to 11.5.2017; Environment and Communications: References from 8.2.2017 to 11.5.2017 (Substitute member from 8.2.2017 to 11.5.2017); Legal and Constitutional Affairs: Legislation from 15.2.2017 to 5.2.2018; Legal and Constitutional Affairs: References from 15.2.2017 to 5.2.2018; Finance and Public Administration: Legislation from 5.2.2018 to 22.3.2018; Finance and Public Administration: References from 5.2.2018 to 22.3.2018; Environment and Communications: Legislation from 2.7.2019 (Chair from 4.7.2019); Environment and Communications: References from 2.7.2019 (Deputy Chair from 4.7.2019); Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade: Legislation from 2.7.2019.

Joint Statutory: Intelligence and Security from 13.11.2013 to 9.5.2016; Corporations and Financial Services from 2.12.2013 to 9.5.2016 (Chair from 9.12.2013 to 9.5.2016); Intelligence and Security from 13.9.2016.

Joint Standing: Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade from 1.7.2011 to 9.5.2016 (Chair, Defence Sub-Committee from 12.12.2013 to 9.5.2016); Treaties from 23.8.2011 to 9.5.2016; Treaties from 1.9.2016 to 10.9.2018; Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade from 12.9.2016 to 10.9.2018 (Chair from 12.9.2016 to 6.9.2018); Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade from 22.7.2019 (Chair from 24.7.2019).

Joint Select: Constitutional Recognition of Local Government from 28.11.2012 to 7.3.2013.

House of Representatives Standing: Education and Training (Education and Vocational Training from 1.12.2004 to 17.10.2007) from 1.12.2004 to 17.10.2007; Family and Human Services from 1.12.2004 to 17.10.2007.


Parliamentary Party Positions

Government Deputy Whip in the Senate from 1.7.2014 to 9.5.2016.

Government Deputy Whip in the Senate from 30.8.2016.


Party Positions

Member of the Liberal Party State Executive (SA), 2008.


Personal

Born 23.10.1963, Narrabri, Australia

Married


Qualifications and Occupations before entering Federal Parliament

MBA (Queensland University of Technology).

BSc (University of New South Wales).

Army officer from 1982 to 2004.

Defence and aviation consultant from 2008 to 2010.


Decorations

Australian Defence Medal and Defence Long Service Medal with Clasp.


Military Service

Experimental test pilot.

Commanding Officer, RAAF Aircraft Research and Development Unit, Edinburgh, SA.


Electorate

Name: Wakefield

Location: north and east of Adelaide; it includes the centres of Balaklava, Clare, Craigmore, Elizabeth, Freeling, Gawler, Kapunda, Mallala, Munno Para, Riverton, Tarlee, Virginia and Williamstown, and parts of Salisbury and Port Wakefield.

Area: 6,407 Sq km

Electors enrolled: 112,251 (at 2.7.2016)

Industries: commercial, retail and technology-based industry, defence, Edinburgh RAAF Base, automotive manufacturing, cereal crops, sheep, cattle, market gardens and viticulture.

Includes: Wakefield includes the South Australian Legislative Assembly electorates of Light and Napier, and parts of Frome, Goyder, Little Para, Ramsay, Schubert, Stuart and Taylor.