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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.


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.


Committee Service

Joint Standing: Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade from 19.10.2015 to 2.2.2016; Electoral Matters from 10.9.2018.

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 2.2.2016.

House of Representatives Select: Regional Development and Decentralisation from 6.2.2018.


Party Positions

Secretary, LNP Burnett State Electoral Conference 2012


Personal

Born 31.8.1969, Bundaberg, Australia.

Married


Qualifications and Occupations 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


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

Electors enrolled: 100687 (at 2.7.2016)

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

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