Adjournment Debate – End of year wrap up

Mr PITT: Christmas and the new year are rapidly approaching, and I think it’s an appropriate time to look at the year in review, the challenges that have been overcome and the great things that have happened in the electorate of Hinkler in the last almost-12 months.

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Second Reading – Treasury Laws Amendment (Tax Accountability and Fairness) Bill 2023

Mr PITT: The Treasury Laws Amendment (Tax Accountability and Fairness) Bill 2023 is a complex bill, but I’ll be focusing my remarks on the PRRT, the petroleum resource rent tax, deductions cap.

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90 second statement – Energy

Mr PITT: Just when the Australian people thought electricity prices couldn’t get any worse, along comes the ‘Minister for Energy Secrets’ with a new plan.

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Second Reading – Migration Amendment (Bridging Visa Conditions) Bill 2023

Mr PITT: What we see here is an indication of the inability of this Labor government to actually defend the Australian people and their interests. Our job in this place is to act in the interests of the Australian people, not others. It’s their safety and protection.

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90 second statement – Bundaberg Brewed Drinks

Mr PITT: I rise to thank Prime Minister Albanese. The Prime Minister came to my patch a couple of weeks ago to open the Bundaberg Brewed Drinks super brewery.

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MPI – Immigration Detention

Mr PITT: The previous speaker, Mr Laxale, had quite the jumble of talking points. We’re here talking about national security and keeping Australians safe, but the focus from those opposite is always on the Leader of the Opposition or the shadow Treasurer. How about you just tell us what it is you intend to do? That is what the Australian people want to know.

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Bundaberg Today column 10-11-23

In case you missed it, last week the biggest manufacturing project in the Bundaberg region was officially opened.

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MPI – Cost of living crisis

Mr Pitt: Coming to the MPI: what we know is there a very few tradespeople on that side. The member for Hunter is here,
and I acknowledge that, as he’s a former fitter and turner, there is at least one on that side of the parliament; I’m not sure about the others. I want to use an analogy. When it comes to the cost of living in this country, the people
of Australia are in the iron vice.

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Adjournment Debate – Dyslexia Awareness and Pacific Tug

Mr PITT: This month is Dyslexia Awareness Month, and 11-year-old George Rowland from
Hervey Bay wrote to me recently about the fact that it is Dyslexia Awareness Month, which is held right through October.

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Statement – Israel

Mr PITT: The horrific events in Israel might seem far removed from Australia, but they are
a stark reminder that terrorism still exists, and our nation, Australia, must remain vigilant.

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