Keith Pitt MP Federal Member for HINKLER

Coronavirus - information and factsheets

There are a number of factsheets available on the various support measures for businesses, individuas and households affected by the coronavirus. 

They can be found here and more links are below:

Statement on drought funding

Statement provided to the NewsMail on 03-12-19 in response to questions about the Drought Communities Program and drought funding:

“I know that growers in our region are doing it tough right now. On top of the drought, we’ve had bushfires and water sent out to sea from...

Cashless Debit Card - Frequently Asked Questions

The Department of Social Services has a comprehensive frequently asked questions section about the Cashless Debit Card on its website:


Cashless Debit Card information

Cashless debit card - Bundaberg and Hervey Bay region

What area will the cashless debit card cover in the Bundaberg and Hervey Bay region?

The card will be rolled out across the Bundaberg and Hervey Bay region and will include the townships of...

GET THE FACTS: Cashless Debit Card

There has been a lot of commentary and misinformation around the Cashless Debit Card, in particular around which recipients it would apply to and where it can be used.

Below are some comments from Minister for Human Services Alan Tudge to clarify these concerns:


Immigration and Visa Reform - Putting Australian Workers First

The Coalition Government will abolish the 457 work visa and replace it with a new Temporary Skill Shortage Visa, focused on critical skills shortages and more stringent conditions.

Australian workers must have priority for jobs in this country, while business should have access to...

MEDIA STATEMENT: Adam Bandt using Cyclone Debbie for political gain

Member for Hinkler Keith Pitt was ejected from Parliament today (under standing order 94a) after he passionately defended the people of North Queensland after Greens MP Adam Bandt asked the following at Question Time:

“My question is to the Prime Minister. You recently said keeping...

Jobs for Families child care package

Australian families want better and more affordable childcare and the Coalition Government is determined to deliver it through the Social Services Legislation Amendment (Omnibus and Child Care Reform) Bill 2017.

This the most significant reform to the early education and care system in 40...

Statement on backpacker tax

Media statement from Keith Pitt MP provided to the NewsMail on Friday, November 11, 2016 in relation to questions about the backpacker tax: 

Why has the backpacker tax been removed from the Senate schedule this week?

“The Senate cross benchers lack...

Statement on National Stronger Regions Fund

Statement from Keith Pitt MP provided to the NewsMail on 11 October 2016 in relation to the National Stronger Regions Fund:

“This region has received millions of dollars of federal funding, including $7.2 million for roads and black spots, $29.7 million for the Bruce...


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