Keith Pitt MP Federal Member for HINKLER

Constituency Statement - Hervey Bay Seafood Festival and Oceanfest

Mr PITT (Hinkler) (10:03): I rise to talk about the Hervey Bay Seafood Festival, which celebrated its 20th anniversary on 12 August. It is Australia's biggest seafood picnic at Fishermen's Park in Urangan, and once again it was a fantastic day with a fantastic turnout....

Constituency Statement - International Space Design Challenge students

Mr PITT (Hinkler—Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister) (10:14):  Mr Deputy Speaker Hogan, I'm sure that this will be close, and near and dear, to your heart. This is about regional kids having a crack, regional kids who are successful, regional kids who I think will...

Constituency Statement - Stronger Communities Program Round 4

Mr PITT (Hinkler—Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister) (11:04):  I rise to speak on the Stronger Communities Program, which is now open for round 4.

This has been an incredibly successful program inside my electorate: $150,000 to each federal electorate for...

Constituency Statement - What is the State Government doing about Tobruk?

Mr PITT (Hinkler—Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister) (10:33):  I rise to inform the House of the status of HMAS Tobruk. As everyone knows, it was a long fight for the people of my electorate to have HMAS Tobruk delivered into our region to be a...

Second Reading - Social Services Legislation Amendment (Cashless Debit Card Trial Expansion) Bill 2018

Mr PITT (Hinkler—Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister) (11:21): I thank the member for Barton for her contribution. I'd like to place on the public record an open invitation to the member for Barton to come to my electorate. Don't go to a meeting with the local union hacks. Come to a...

MPI - Unions

Mr PITT (Hinkler—Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister) (15:43): I always enjoy following the member for Wakefield. He is a passionate contributor, and he did get one thing right: this is about cash. We should talk about this mob over here, where they source their cash and what they...

MPI - Vocational Education and Training

Mr PITT (Hinkler—Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister) (15:45): Can I say from the outset, as one of the few people in this place that actually holds a trade certificate as an electrical fitter mechanic, as someone who completed an apprenticeship, who had that opportunity in their...

Constituency Statement - Budget 2018

Mr PITT (Hinkler—Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister) (11:05): I rise to speak about our budget from Tuesday night and its effect on the people of my electorate of Hinkler. Mr Deputy Speaker, you may not know, but according to the Australian Local Government Association, the per...

Adjournment Debate - BevCon

Mr PITT (Hinkler): Oz Comic-Con is something I'm sure you have heard of, Deputy Speaker Georganas. You look like a fan! Star Wars, Marvel, Thor—I'm sure my wife wishes I had the physique of Thor! But I'm sure you haven't heard of this one, because it's new: BevCon, the beverage convention in...

Adjournment Debate - Great things happening in Hervey Bay

Mr PITT (Hinkler): Given that it's the last speech of the night, we might finish on a lighter note. Mr Speaker, you may not be aware that, in November this year in the town of Hervey Bay in Central Queensland, in that wonderful location just on the inside of Fraser Island, where the whales come...

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