Keith Pitt MP Federal Member for HINKLER

Bundaberg Council unsuccessful in NSRF

Statement from Keith Pitt MP in response to Bundaberg Regional Council's complaints that it did not receive federal funding through the National Stronger Regions Fund for a second time:

 “I am disappointed that the Bundaberg region has not received funding under Round...

Wide Bay unemployment NOT worst in country

Statement issued by Keith Pitt MP following incorrect media reports that Wide Bay has the worst unemployment rate in the country at 10.5 per cent:

"Latest ABS figures for Wide Bay show the three month average (more reliable smoothed data) to October 2015 is 8.5 per cent...

Liberal Leadership statement

Statement from Keith Pitt MP:

"In Canberra, I sit with The National Party. This means that I do not get a vote on the Liberal leadership, just as those who sit with the Liberal Party do not get a say in who leads The Nationals.

"In 95 years, The Nationals have had just 12 leaders....

Burrum Bridge statement

Statement from Keith Pitt MP re Labor's claims that the LNP broke its promises to fund feasibility study for Burrum Bridge:

“I first outlined my in principle support for the Burrum Bridge proposal in my maiden speech in November 2013.

“It was one of several...

Labor candidate for Hinkler announced

Statement from Keith Pitt MP in response to Labor announcing its candidate for Hinkler:   

“Every community in the Hinkler electorate is important to me.

“I frequently attend events and meet with community organisations at the southern end of the electorate to hear...

Food monitoring

Member for Hinkler Keith Pitt said the National Produce Monitoring System (NPMS) trial was a perfect example of the waste and bureaucratic duplication that occurred under the previous Federal Labor Government.

“Monitoring the domestic use of agricultural chemicals is the responsibility of...

Council's multiplex not a cyclone shelter

Statement from Keith Pitt MP in response to claims Bundaberg Council's multiplex, if complete, would have protected the community from Cyclone Marcia:   

“Bundaberg Regional Council has applied for $8million in Federal funding for its Multi-Use Sport and Community Centre...

Liberal Leadership

Statement from Keith Pitt MP about the Liberal Leadership:

“Hinkler residents who contacted my office last week were evenly divided in their views about whether Tony Abbott should remain Prime Minister.

“Some thought unfavourable poll results and recent decisions...

'NO' to GST on fresh food

Statement from Keith Pitt MP:

“The Federal Government has no plans to change the GST – full stop.

“Fresh produce is exempt from GST.  

“I would strongly oppose any proposal to tax fresh fruit and vegetables.

“I encourage Australians to consume more...

Multiplex not eligible for NDRRA funds

The following statement from a Government spokeswoman was sent to Hinkler media, in response to a story published by the NewsMail on November 20, 2014:

"Bundaberg Regional Council applied for funding from the Federal Government for their multiplex centre through the...


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