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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.

Parties Represented

The Nationals. Served: 07.09.2013 to present

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.

Parliamentary Party Positions
Committee Service

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

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

Joint Select: Australia Fund Establishment served from 23.10.2014 to 25.6.2015

Joint Standing: Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade served from 19.10.2015 to 2.3.2016; Electoral Matters served from 10.9.2018 to 1.7.2019; Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade served from 23.7.2019 to 6.2.2020; National Capital and External Territories served from 23.7.2019 to 31.7.2019; National Capital and External Territories served as Chair from 1.8.2019 to 6.2.2020

Joint Statutory: Corporations and Financial Services served from 1.8.2022 to present; Public Works served from 4.8.2022 to 4.8.2022; Public Works served as Deputy Chair from 5.8.2022 to present

Party Positions

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

Qualifications and Occupations

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.


Born: 31.8.1969, Bundaberg, Australia

Gender: Male

Marital Status: Married