Keith Pitt MP Federal Member for HINKLER

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...

Constituency Statement - Aged Care

Mr PITT (Hinkler—Assistant Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment) (10:34): I would like to present to the Federation Chamber this morning some of the facts about aged-care funding to my electorate—and these are the facts, not the beat-up. Federal government funding for aged care in Hinkler...

Second Reading - Regional Investment Corporation Bill 2017

Mr PITT (Hinkler—Assistant Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment) (18:02): It's great to follow the new member for Calare—an absolute fighter for regional Australia and of course following on from the former member, Mr Cobb. I'm sure that the new member for Calare will be just as...

Constituency Statement - Electricity prices, BBRF funding

Mr PITT (Hinkler—Assistant Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment) (10:00): While the same-sex marriage continues to rage in the press, I'd like to put to the House the issues that are being brought forward to my electorate office in Hinkler, and these are issues the government is acting on...

Second Reading - Education Legislation Amendment (Provider Integrity and Other Measures) Bill 2017

Mr PITT (Hinkler—Assistant Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment) (13:23): Can I thank the member for Griffith for her brief contribution. I rise to speak on the Education Legislation Amendment (Provider Integrity and Other Measures) Bill 2017, which builds on the outcomes achieved by the...

Constituency Statement - Infrastructure

Mr PITT (Hinkler—Assistant Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment) (10:28): It is my great pleasure to rise and actually speak about the coalition government delivering for my electorate. We recently opened a $2.8 million road extension to Kay McDuff Drive—it was officially opened last week...

Second reading - Broadcasting Legislation Amendment (Broadcasting Reform) Bill 2017

Mr PITT (Hinkler—Assistant Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment) (10:03): Firstly, I would like to acknowledge the work of the shadow minister, who I have served on committees with previously and who certainly has a very keen interest and a lot of knowledge around the subject matter. I...

Consideration in Detail - Fair Work Amendment (Repeal of 4 Yearly Reviews and Other Measures) Bill 2017

Mr PITT (Hinkler—Assistant Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment) (18:21): Thank you for the unexpected opportunity, Mr Speaker. We are of course here because of another Labor stunt. We are here to talk about exactly what we want to talk about—that is, delivering for the people we...

Second Reading - Social Services Legislation Amendment (Energy Assistance Payment and Pensioner Concession Card) Bill 2017

Mr PITT (Hinkler—Assistant Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment) (16:57): I rise to make a brief contribution. I am very pleased to be speaking in support of the Social Services Legislation Amendment (Energy Assistance Payment and Pensioner Concession Card) Bill 2017, which will help the...

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