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

Member for Hinkler (Qld)


Parliamentary Service

Elected to the House of Representatives for Hinkler, Queensland, 2013 and 2016.

Ministerial Appointments

Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister from 18.2.16 to 19.7.16 and from 5.3.18.

Assistant Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment from 19.7.16 to 20.12.17.

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.

House of Representatives Select: Committee on Regional Development and Decentralisation from 6.2.18.

Party Positions

Secretary, LNP Burnett State Electoral Conference 2012.


Born 31.8.1969, Bundaberg, Qld.


Qualifications and Occupation before entering Federal Parliament

B. Eng. (Computer and Electrical) (QUT).

Electrical fitter mechanic.

Electrical engineer, Bundaberg Sugar Ltd.

Group safety co-ordinator, Bundaberg Sugar Ltd.

Sugar cane farmer.

Managing Director, Australian Safety and Training Alliance.


Description: provincial.

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

Area: 3 504 sq km.

Electors enrolled: 100 687 (at 2.7.16).

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.

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