Appointment as Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister

Friday, 12 February 2016

Statement from Keith Pitt MP re: appointment as Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister

“It’s a great honour to be asked to join the Turnbull/Joyce Ministry as the Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister.

“I am humbled to be the first member for Hinkler to be appointed to a ministerial position since the electorate’s inception in 1984.

“I couldn’t have achieved this in my first term without the support of Hinkler residents, my Coalition colleagues, LNP members, previous Hinkler MPs, supporters, staff and, of course, my family.

“I’m excited about the challenges and opportunities that this role will bring and I promise to give it my all.

“I’ve been a tradesman, engineer, small business owner and farmer, and I believe it’s this practical real world experience which will serve me well in my new role.

“It’s a time of transition for the Nationals – with a new leader and deputy leader – but our goals have not changed: we are here to represent the people of regional Australia.

“I will be sworn in on Thursday at Government House and I look forward to working with the new Deputy Prime Minister to define my role over the next few days.

“I will continue to be a strong, common sense voice for the people of Hinkler, Queensland and regional Australia.”

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