Keith Pitt MP Federal Member for HINKLER

Second Reading - Aged Care Legislation (Increasing Consumer Choice) Bill 2016

Mr PITT (Hinkler—Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister) (10:51): I rise to speak today on the Aged Care Legislation (Increasing Consumer Choice) Bill 2016, which will bring flexibility and a more consumer-driven aged-care system for older Australians. With the number of people aged 65...

MPI - Housing Affordability

Mr PITT (Hinkler—Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister) (15:40): I am afraid the blinkers have been on for this debate for some time. We have heard a lot about house prices in Sydney, but there is a big, brown, wide land out there. It is not just about one capital city in this country...

Second Reading Debate - Appropriation Bills (2015-16)

Mr PITT (Hinkler—Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister) (10:29): I rise to speak on the Appropriation Bill (No. 3) 2015-2016 and the Appropriation Bill (No. 4) 2015-2016. In my electorate of Hinkler, there are many things underway, things which will help improve our local economy and...

Question Time - Private Health Insurance

Mr PITT (Hinkler) (14:43): My question is to the Minister for Health. Can the minister inform the House what this government is doing...

Constituency Statement - Bruce Highway

Mr PITT (Hinkler) (10:51): One of the top five issues raised by constituents in my electorate of Hinkler is upgrades to the Bruce Highway and of course road safety. The Bruce Highway stretches some 1700 kilometres along the Queensland coast, with 89.7 kilometres of the highway running through...

MPI - Worker Exploitation

Mr PITT (Hinkler) (11:31): I am absolutely delighted to speak on this motion moved by the member for Bendigo. I am also incredibly pleased to see her sudden interest in this issue—an issue, I might add, that has been going around in circles for literally decades. As the motion states,...

Adjournment - FTTN NBN rollout

Mr PITT (Hinkler) (12:35): It is no secret that I have been a strong advocate for the NBN and the benefits it will bring to people living in regional Australia. I wore a track to Malcolm Turnbull's door when he was Minister for Communications, which resulted in Bundaberg becoming one of only 10...

90 second statement - Community Jobs Forum

Mr PITT (Hinkler) (13:46): Last week I hosted a community jobs forum at the Hervey Bay Boat Club both to inform job seekers about help available to them and to encourage local businesses to employ.

Unemployment is the single biggest issue in my electorate of Hinkler. Reducing...

Second Reading - Building and Construction Commission

Mr PITT (Hinkler) (11:58): I support the original bill—the Building and Construction Industry (Improving Productivity) Bill 2013 [No. 2]—...

Adjournment - Year in Review, NBN

 

Mr PITT (Hinkler) (12:35): Tomorrow, Bundaberg will become the first city in Queensland to connect to the NBN...

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