Keith Pitt MP Federal Member for HINKLER

Second Reading - $900 Stimulus Cheques

Mr PITT (Hinkler) (12:45): I rise to speak on the Tax Bonus for Working Australians Repeal Bill 2013. This bill will ensure that the...

Constituency Statement - Nationals visit

Mr PITT (Hinkler) (09:39): Last week the Nationals held their first party room meeting of the year in my electorate of Hinkler. The party's visit was a clear demonstration of the Nationals' commitment to regional Australia. It gave my community an opportunity to show the rest of the country that...

90 Second Statement - Ability Ball

MR PITT (Hinkler) (13:46): It is with great pleasure that I rise to speak about last Friday night's Ability Ball in Bundaberg. The Ability Ball is a formal night for clients of local disability support organisation Community Lifestyle Support. A smashing success in previous years, the Ability...

Question Time - Carbon Tax impact on electricity prices

Mr PITT (Hinkler) (14:09): My question is to the Treasurer. Will the Treasurer outline the impact of the carbon tax on electricity prices for Queensland families and businesses? What are the impediments to removing the impact of the carbon tax?

Mr HOCKEY (North Sydney—The Treasurer) (14:...

Consideration of Senate Message - Debt Limit

Mr PITT (Hinkler) (17:24): In response, I would like to speak about the fact that it is Labor's debt, and I would like to discuss where it came from. It is very clear to me that the money has already been spent. This is the reason the debt cap needs to be increased and, as the amendment has come...

Question Time - $900 stimulus cheques

Mr PITT (Hinkler) (14:40): My question is to the Treasurer. Is he aware that fruit and vegetable growers in Hinkler are continuing to receive $900 stimulus cheques for backpackers they employed years ago, who are no longer even in the country? What action is the government taking to end the...

90 Second Statement - Digital Hospital

Mr PITT (Hinkler) (13:46): Last week I toured the site of Australia's first fully-integrated digital hospital. On track for completion in August next year, St Stephen's Hospital will attract new medical specialists to the Hinkler electorate and take pressure off the Hervey Bay public hospital....

Consideration in detail - Carbon Tax Repeal Bills

Mr PITT (Hinkler) (16:01): As a former farmer and small business owner I understand the many difficulties facing the sugar industry and the Hinkler business community more broadly. In a recent submission to government on the repeal of the carbon tax, Queensland cane growers advised that Labor's...

Question Time - Debt Limit

Mr PITT (Hinkler) (14:40): My question is to the Treasurer. Can the Treasurer advise the House of any correspondence he has received that will assist the parliament in its deliberations on the increase in the debt limit?

Mr HOCKEY (North Sydney—The Treasurer) (14:40): I thank the member...

90 second statement - Export Awards, Bundaberg Brewed Drinks

Mr PITT (Hinkler) (13:46): Earlier this year, Bundaberg Brewed Drinks—the maker of Hinkler's iconic ginger beer—was named 2013 Queensland Exporter of the Year. As well as winning the award for manufacturing, Bundaberg Brewed Drinks was a finalist in the agribusiness and regional exporter...

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