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PITT, the Hon. Keith JohnBiography for PITT, the Hon. Keith John

Member for Hinkler (Qld)

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Parliamentary Service

Elected to the House of Representatives for Hinkler, Queensland, 2013.


Ministerial Appointments

Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister from 18.2.16.


Committee Service

House of Representatives Standing: Infrastructure and Communications from 4.12.13 to 13.10.15; Privileges and Members' Interests from 4.12.13 to 24.2.16; Infrastructure, Transport and Cities from 19.10.15 to 11.11.15; Communications and the Arts from 11.11.15 to 2.2.16.

Joint Select: Australia Fund Establishment from 23.10.14 to 25.6.15.

Joint Standing: Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade from 19.10.15 to 2.2.16.


Party Positions

Secretary, LNP Burnett State Electoral Conference 2012.


Personal

Born 31.8.1969, Bundaberg, Qld.

Married.


Qualifications and Occupation before entering Federal Parliament

Bachelor of Computer and Electrical Engineering (QUT).

Electrical fitter mechanic 1987-91.

Electrical engineer, Bundaberg Sugar Ltd 1996-98.

Group safety co-ordinator, Bundaberg Sugar Ltd 1998-2001.

Sugar cane farmer 1999-2012.

Managing Director, Australian Safety and Training Alliance, Bundaberg 2002-13.


Electorate

Description: provincial.

Location: southern central Queensland coast; it includes the centres of Bundaberg, Bargara, Burrum Heads, Childers and Hervey Bay.

Area: 3504 sq km (approx.).

Electors enrolled: 94 495 (at 7.9.13).

Industries: sugar, small crops (including tomatoes, avocados and macadamia nuts), rum, fishing, seafood industries and tourism.

State electorates: Hinkler includes the Queensland Legislative Assembly electorate of Bundaberg, and parts of Burnett, Hervey Bay and Maryborough.