Labor candidate for Hinkler announced
Statement from Keith Pitt MP in response to Labor announcing its candidate for Hinkler:
“Every community in the Hinkler electorate is important to me.
“I frequently attend events and meet with community organisations at the southern end of the electorate to hear Hervey Bay residents’ views and concerns.
“Eight senior members of the Coalition Government – including Julie Bishop, Peter Dutton and Michael Keenan – have hosted community forums and workshops with me in Hervey Bay in the past two years.
“And I am available for private constituency meetings by appointment at the Fraser Coast Council Chambers.
“I make a point of visiting Hinkler’s many smaller communities on a regular basis to ensure all residents have direct access to their elected representative.
“Just last week, I held post-Budget listening ‘Pitt Stops’ in Bundaberg, Howard, Burrum Heads, Hervey Bay, Bargara, Childers and Woodgate.
“I can also be contacted by email, telephone and Facebook – my door is always open.
“I trust Mr Gubbins will make himself available to people in communities like Burnett Heads and Booyal between now and when an election is called, and not focus solely on Hervey Bay.”
Ministerial visits at Hervey Bay end of the electorate
Julie Bishop – retirement village community forum
Michael Keenan – community crime forum. Meetings with local law society and chamber of commerce
Peter Dutton – opening of St Stephen’s hospital
Paul Fletcher – mobile communications forum
Warren Truss – numerous
Marise Payne – meeting with social service providers
Luke Hartsuyker – visit to a jobactive service provider and small business forum
Darren Chester – naval dive wreck meeting and veterans afternoon tea