Keith Pitt MP Federal Member for HINKLER

Regional Deal for Bundaberg and Hervey Bay region

The Liberal and Nationals’ Government has today announced the Bundaberg and Hervey Bay region will pilot a Regional Deal, with the Government committed to working with state and local governments to identify regional development opportunities.

Deputy Prime...

More uni student places a boon for Hervey Bay

Federal Member for Hinkler Keith Pitt MP said Morrison Government funding to increase the number of students at the University of the Sunshine Coast would be a major boost for local students and the Hervey Bay economy.

Mr Pitt said the Morrison Government was providing an...

$2.7 million to help local seniors live at home for longer

The Morrison Government will invest an additional $2.7 million to support senior Australians in the Hinkler and Wide Bay regions to remain living independently in their own homes.

The funding boost will help 10 home support providers extend their local services and is part...

Wage subsidy to encourage employers to hire more apprentices

A $60 million wage subsidy trial to encourage employers in regional communities to hire more apprentices has been welcomed by Federal Member for Hinkler Keith Pitt.

“While today’s announcement is fantastic news for both employers and young people looking to start an...

Sugar seat MPs’ demand: ‘Time to cane India’

Coalition MPs from the key sugar-growing regions of Queensland want to take the chop to India’s subsidised sugar, and they’re calling on the Trade Minister to act immediately in seeking World Trade Organisation intervention.

The sugar-block, consisting of Queensland MPs Warren Entsch,...

Private Members Business - Stronger Economy

Mr PITT: It's always a pleasure to follow the member for Scullin. Whilst I don't agree with his proposition, it's very, very clear that the proof of the pudding is in the eating. If you want to look at the economic strategy which is being delivered by the coalition, you need only look at the...

Regional Growth Fund delivers for Hinkler

Bundaberg Brewed Drinks is one major step forward to building its new custom-built brewery in Bundaberg thanks to the announcement of $19M from the Australian Government’s $272.2million Regional Growth Fund.

Federal Member for Hinkler Keith Pitt said Bundaberg Brewed Drinks had passed...

Urgent action needed on rising petrol costs

Federal Member for Hinkler Keith Pitt is demanding the ACCC takes urgent action on rising petrol costs which are crippling the region.

Mr Pitt has written to both Minister for Small and Family Business Michaelia Cash and Australian Competition and Consumer Commission Chair Rod Sims....

Extra support for farmers in Bundaberg

Centrelink’s Bundaberg Service Centre is opening its doors on Saturday 20 October to provide additional support to farmers affected by drought.

Staff from the Department of Human Services will be on hand from 10am to 12pm to provide farmers with personalised assistance to complete their...

Media statement from Keith Pitt MP

MEDIA STATEMENT FROM KEITH PITT MP:

“People on welfare should not be turning down any suitable job offers, not just those on farms. If there is a job there they should take it – it might not be the ideal job, but it’s a start.

“I agree there should be consequences...

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