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Bundy, Bay and Bush!

Keith Pitt is the Federal Member for Hinkler. Since he was elected in 2013 he has continued to work hard to deliver for the residents in Bundaberg, Hervey Bay and all the small townships in between.

Keith entered politics to be a strong local voice for regional Australia and his focus is on attracting more investment to the region to help build a stronger regional economy and bring more job opportunities now and into the future.

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Second Reading – Climate Change Bill 2022

Mr PITT: What we have seen today is, once again, the Labor Party being all about feelings. That’s fine. You can be about feelings. It’ll feel good for people to vote this way because they think that is a good outcome for them, but on this side we are more concerned about facts and the impacts that this will have, particularly in regional Australia. We’ve even seen the Treasurer say that the budget is about feelings. What’s next? The number nine will be upset with the number six because it is not closer to zero? If there was a snake oil salesman around—those opposite would be able to sell that too!

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90 second statement – John Kennedy

Mr PITT (Hinkler) (13:30): I rise to advise the House that, on 27 July 2022, local legend John Kennedy, better known as JK, retired from the LifeFlight aircrew as an officer. John has been a pretty handy lifesaver and a great ski paddler. He is the husband of Kerry and the father of Kate, and for more than 20 years he has voluntarily jumped out of perfectly good helicopters to rescue people across our local region.

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90 second statement – Matthew Hauser

Mr PITT: You might not know this, Mr Deputy Speaker, but Matty Hauser from Hervey Bay, the first Australian medal winner at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, got the bronze medal in the triathlon. It was a fantastic result. He’s a local kid. He went to Kawungan State School and Xavier Catholic College in Hervey Bay, and he was originally coached by Brian Harrington in the bay. He’s been working under Dan Atkins on the Gold Coast since 2015.

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