Keith Pitt appointed to two Parliamentary Committees

Thursday, 12 December 2013

Federal Member for Hinkler Keith Pitt has been appointed a voting member of two Parliamentary Committees.

Mr Pitt said he was pleased to serve on two of the Parliament’s 15 House Standing Committees. They are:

  • Joint Standing Committee on Infrastructure and Communications
  • Joint Standing Committee on Privileges and Members’ Interests

“These committees are tasked with examining any matter referred to them by a Minister or the House of Representatives, including pre-legislation proposals, bills, motions, petitions, votes, spending, reports and documents,” Mr Pitt said.

“Committees provide a forum for debate of public policy and they enable the public to have direct input into Parliament through hearings and submissions. The committees may report to Parliament and make recommendations.”

Mr Pitt said he had also been appointed to three of the Coalition’s Policy Committees. They are:

  • Infrastructure and Regional Development
  • Industry
  • Communications

“Prior to my election I was a canefarmer, tradesman, engineer and business owner,” he said.

“I believe that life experience will serve me well as a committee member, particularly during discussions about the impact our policies have on local people.”

Further information about the committees and their roles can be found online:
http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Committees/House_of_Representatives_Committees

Media contact: Larine Statham 0427 653 814

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