Keith Pitt MP Federal Member for HINKLER

Adjournment Debate - Great things happening in Hervey Bay

Mr PITT (Hinkler): Given that it's the last speech of the night, we might finish on a lighter note. Mr Speaker, you may not be aware that, in November this year in the town of Hervey Bay in Central Queensland, in that wonderful location just on the inside of Fraser Island, where the whales come...

Constituency statement - Vale Bryan Conquest, Tom McLucas and Dick Bitcon

Mr PITT (Hinkler): Today I pay tribute to three members of the Bundaberg community who all, sadly, passed away last month. Bryan Conquest was a boy from the bush and a pillar of the Bundaberg community. Bryan passed away on 2 January at the age of 87. He's survived by his wife, Beverly, and...

90 second statement - Bundaberg Netball Association

Mr PITT (Hinkler) (16:32):  I rise to congratulate the Bundaberg Netball Association, who have successfully lobbied to hold the 2018 Primary Schools Cup in September this year. They didn't do it alone. We made a commitment at the 2016 election of $500,000 to help them expand the...

Private Members Business - Decentralisation

Mr PITT (Hinkler) (12:23): It's my great pleasure to rise in support of the Member for Fisher and the motion he put forward this morning. I want to take a moment to outline my electorate in Central Queensland. Between the cities of Bundaberg and Hervey Bay, it's around 3½ thousand square...

Private Members Business - TPP11

Mr PITT (Hinkler): I congratulate Minister Ciobo for signing off on the TPP after many years of negotiation. And they said it couldn't be done. But here we are; we're moving forward. It will be assessed by the JSCOT and hopefully ratified by the parliament later in the year. We've got form. We...

Second reading - Migration Amendment (Skilling Australians Fund) Bill 2017

Mr PITT (Hinkler) (18:44): I rise to speak on the Migration Amendment (Skilling Australians Fund) Bill 2017. It's a great pleasure to speak on this bill, simply because, as someone who has been the recipient of trade training in a regional centre, I remember with great fondness my first day of...

Second Reading - Social Services Legislation Amendment (Cashless Debit Card)

Mr PITT (Hinkler) (18:29):  Firstly, can I just say that I have great disappointment in the loss of the Labor Party's bipartisan support on this very important program, one which is clearly difficult to implement. It is a tough policy. I've admitted that publicly many times. I'...

Private Members Business - City Deals

Mr PITT (Hinkler) (12:03):  The one thing we know about City Deals is that everybody wants one. I have certainly heard contributions this morning. Everyone seems keen to get their City Deal, and that includes me. I am here supporting the private member's business put forward by...

Second Reading - Marriage Amendment (Definition and Religious Freedoms) Bill 2017

Mr PITT (Hinkler—Assistant Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment): I thank the Member for Hughes for his good grace in allowing me to jump in briefly for a short contribution.

I have listened with interest to a number of the contributions to this debate, and they...

Constituency Statement - Importance of Free Trade Agreements

Mr PITT  (10:35): As everyone in this room knows, Australia is a trading nation. We sell what we grow, make and produce to the world. Last year Australian exports grew by 7.9 per cent, three times faster than the remainder of the Australian economy. Our success is underpinned by competitive...

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