Keith Pitt MP Federal Member for HINKLER

Private Members Business - Decentralisation

Mr PITT (Hinkler) (12:23): It's my great pleasure to rise in support of the Member for Fisher and the motion he put forward this morning. I want to take a moment to outline my electorate in Central Queensland. Between the cities of Bundaberg and Hervey Bay, it's around 3½ thousand square...

Private Members Business - TPP11

Mr PITT (Hinkler): I congratulate Minister Ciobo for signing off on the TPP after many years of negotiation. And they said it couldn't be done. But here we are; we're moving forward. It will be assessed by the JSCOT and hopefully ratified by the parliament later in the year. We've got form. We...

Second reading - Migration Amendment (Skilling Australians Fund) Bill 2017

Mr PITT (Hinkler) (18:44): I rise to speak on the Migration Amendment (Skilling Australians Fund) Bill 2017. It's a great pleasure to speak on this bill, simply because, as someone who has been the recipient of trade training in a regional centre, I remember with great fondness my first day of...

Second Reading - Social Services Legislation Amendment (Cashless Debit Card)

Mr PITT (Hinkler) (18:29):  Firstly, can I just say that I have great disappointment in the loss of the Labor Party's bipartisan support on this very important program, one which is clearly difficult to implement. It is a tough policy. I've admitted that publicly many times. I'...

Private Members Business - City Deals

Mr PITT (Hinkler) (12:03):  The one thing we know about City Deals is that everybody wants one. I have certainly heard contributions this morning. Everyone seems keen to get their City Deal, and that includes me. I am here supporting the private member's business put forward by...

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...

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