Keith Pitt MP Federal Member for HINKLER

MPI - Unions

Mr PITT (Hinkler—Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister) (15:43): I always enjoy following the member for Wakefield. He is a passionate contributor, and he did get one thing right: this is about cash. We should talk about this mob over here, where they source their cash and what they...

MPI - Vocational Education and Training

Mr PITT (Hinkler—Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister) (15:45): Can I say from the outset, as one of the few people in this place that actually holds a trade certificate as an electrical fitter mechanic, as someone who completed an apprenticeship, who had that opportunity in their...

Constituency Statement - Budget 2018

Mr PITT (Hinkler—Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister) (11:05): I rise to speak about our budget from Tuesday night and its effect on the people of my electorate of Hinkler. Mr Deputy Speaker, you may not know, but according to the Australian Local Government Association, the per...

Adjournment Debate - BevCon

Mr PITT (Hinkler): Oz Comic-Con is something I'm sure you have heard of, Deputy Speaker Georganas. You look like a fan! Star Wars, Marvel, Thor—I'm sure my wife wishes I had the physique of Thor! But I'm sure you haven't heard of this one, because it's new: BevCon, the beverage convention in...

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...

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