Keith Pitt MP Federal Member for HINKLER

MPI - Aged Care

Mr PITT (Hinkler):  Can I say to those opposite: is there anything that they won't politicise? I note the contribution of the previous speaker, and they are the facts: there are more women in aged care. But that is because, quite simply, they live longer than men on average....

Constituency Statement - Bundaberg Hostel Association

Mr PITT (Hinkler):  I commence by acknowledging our guests who have come into the Federation Chamber. They were in the main chamber earlier. I acknowledge them all. It's great to have visitors.

Last week I met with a group of local backpacker hostel providers in Bundaberg...

90 second statement - Tobruk

Mr PITT (Hinkler):  I also acknowledge Percy in the crowd! It's great to have the children of members here to see what mum and dad do every single day.

Once again, I'm back talking about HMAS Tobruk. It was scuttled in June after a long battle across Australia in...

90 second statement - Primary Schools Cup

Mr PITT (Hinkler):  I rise to congratulate all of those competitors in the Primary Schools Cup for netball held in Bundaberg over the weekend. There were 800-plus competitors in Bundaberg—with their support teams and families in tow—and I'm told it was a great event, incredibly...

PMB - Populations in the regions

Mr PITT (Hinkler):  I rise to speak on this PMB. As has been pointed out by many of the speakers this morning, one of the great opportunities, particularly for regional centres like my own, is the decentralisation of not only the Public Service but also there are opportunities...

PMB - Drought

Mr PITT (Hinkler):  In opening, can I say to those opposite: this is not a motion about the member for New England; this is a motion about something of the utmost seriousness for the people that we represent. They want to hear from us what we are doing, not personal attacks...

Second Reading - Customs Amendment (Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership Implementation) Bill 2018

Mr PITT (Hinkler): I rise to speak on the Customs Amendment (Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership Implementation) Bill 2018 and the related bill before the House. This government has already negotiated, signed and delivered a number of free trade agreements...

Question without notice - Welfare reform

Mr PITT: My question is to the Minister for Families and Social Services. Will the minister update the House on how the government is standing together with local communities to expand the cashless debit card into new regions, helping welfare recipients to fight addiction and regain control of...

Second reading - Modern Slavery Bill 2018

Mr PITT: I rise to speak on the Modern Slavery Bill 2018 and, like many of the speakers before me, I want to speak about actions that we need to take and have taken in our own backyard. As many of the people in this House know, including my good colleague the member for Cowper, who has been...

Constituency Statement - Cashless Debit Card

Mr PITT: I rise to discuss the cashless welfare card legislation, which passed the House and the Senate yesterday to roll out the fourth trial area in this country in the Hinkler electorate. I want to thank a few community members. It has taken 18 months of consultation, debate, legislation and...

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