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

Member for Hinkler (Qld)

The Nationals

Parliamentary Service

Elected to the House of Representatives for Hinkler, Queensland, 2013. Re-elected 2016, 2019 and 2022.

Ministerial Appointments

Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister from 18.2.2016 to 19.7.2016.

Assistant Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment from 19.7.2016 to 20.12.2017.

Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister from 5.3.2018 to 28.8.2018.

Cabinet Minister from 6.2.2020 to 2.7.2021.

Minister for Resources, Water and Northern Australia from 6.2.2020 to 2.7.2021.

Minister for Resources and Water from 2.7.2021 to 23.5.2022.

Cabinet Minister from 25.10.2021 to 23.5.2022.

Committee Service

Joint Standing: Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade from 19.10.2015 to 2.3.2016; Electoral Matters from 10.9.2018 to 1.7.2019; Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade from 23.7.2019 to 6.2.2020; National Capital and External Territories from 23.7.2019 to 6.2.2020 (Chair from 1.8.2019 to 6.2.2020).

Joint Select: Australia Fund Establishment from 23.10.2014 to 25.6.2015.

House of Representatives Standing: Infrastructure and Communications from 4.12.2013 to 13.10.2015; Privileges and Members' Interests from 4.12.2013 to 24.2.2016; Infrastructure, Transport and Cities from 19.10.2015 to 11.11.2015; Communications and the Arts from 11.11.2015 to 2.3.2016; Environment and Energy from 9.9.2019 to 6.2.2020 (Supplementary member from 9.9.2019 to 6.2.2020).

House of Representatives Select: Regional Development and Decentralisation from 6.2.2018 to 28.6.2018; Regional Australia from 17.9.2019 to 6.2.2020.

Party Positions

Secretary of the Liberal National Party Burnett State Electorate Council, 2012.


Born 31.8.1969, Bundaberg, Australia


Qualifications and Occupations before entering Federal Parliament

BEng(Comp&Elec) (Queensland University of Technology).

Electrical fitter mechanic.

Electrical engineer at Bundaberg Sugar Ltd.

Group Safety Co-ordinator at Bundaberg Sugar Ltd.

Sugar cane farmer.

Managing Director of the Australian Safety and Training Alliance.


Name: Hinkler

Location: The Division of Hinkler consists of: part of the Bundaberg Regional Council, and part of the Fraser Coast Regional Council.

Area: 3,818 Sq km

Electors enrolled: 107,742 (at 8.6.2019)

Industries: Sugar, a myriad of small crops including tomatoes, avocados and macadamia nuts, rum, fishing, seafood industries and tourism.