Keith Pitt

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The Honourable
Keith Pitt
MP
Keith Pitt Portrait 2013.jpg
Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister
Assumed office
5 March 2018 (2018-03-05)
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull
Scott Morrison
Preceded by Luke Hartsuyker
In office
18 February 2016 – 19 July 2016
Preceded by Michael McCormack
Succeeded by Luke Hartsuyker
Assistant Minister for Trade, Investment and Tourism
In office
19 July 2016 – 20 December 2017
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull
Preceded by Richard Colbeck (as Minister Assisting the Minister for Trade and Investment)
Succeeded by Luke Hartsuyker
Member of the Australian Parliament
for Hinkler
Assumed office
7 September 2013
Preceded by Paul Neville
Personal details
Born Keith John Pitt
(1969-08-31) 31 August 1969 (age 49)
Bundaberg, Queensland, Australia
Political party Liberal National Party of Queensland
Spouse(s) Allison
Children 3
Alma mater Queensland University of Technology

Keith John Pitt (born 31 August 1969) is a member of the Australian House of Representatives representing the Division of Hinkler as a member of the Liberal National Party.[1]

Pitt has served as the Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister since 5 March 2018;[2] having previously held the portfolio between February and July 2016, following a rearrangement in the First Turnbull Ministry.[3][4] With the reelection of the Turnbull Government in 2016, Pitt served as the Assistant Minister for Trade, Investment and Tourism between July 2016 and December 2017 in the Second Turnbull Ministry.[5]

In December 2017, Pitt was one of only four members of the House of Representatives to oppose the Marriage Amendment (Definition and Religious Freedoms) Act 2017; that was enacted to legalise same-sex marriage in Australia.[6]

Prior to entering parliament, Pitt owned two cane farms.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Keith Pitt". Liberal Party of Australia. Retrieved 2013-10-03. 
  2. ^ Turnbull, Malcolm (1 March 2018). "Changes to the Ministry" (Press release). Government of Australia. Retrieved 6 March 2018. The Hon Keith Pitt MP returns to the Ministry as Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister. 
  3. ^ Massola, James (13 February 2016). "Cabinet reshuffle: Malcolm Turnbull announces new frontbench as Mal Brough resigns". The Age. Retrieved 13 February 2016. 
  4. ^ "Ministerial Swearing-in Ceremony". Events. Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia. 18 February 2016. Retrieved 19 February 2016. 
  5. ^ Anderson, Stephanie (20 July 2016). "Election 2016: Malcolm Turnbull unveils ministry with Christopher Pyne, Greg Hunt on the move". ABC News. Retrieved 22 July 2016. 
  6. ^ "House of Representatives Hansard THURSDAY, 7 DECEMBER 2017". Retrieved 8 December 2017. 
  7. ^ "Keith Pitt". Liberal National Party of Queensland. Archived from the original on 5 October 2013. Retrieved 2013-10-03. 
Parliament of Australia
Preceded by
Paul Neville
Member for Hinkler
2013–present
Incumbent
Political offices
Preceded by
Richard Colbeck
as Minister Assisting the Minister for Trade and Investment
Assistant Minister for Trade, Investment and Tourism
2016–2017
Succeeded by
Luke Hartsuyker
Preceded by
Michael McCormack
Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister
2016
Preceded by
Luke Hartsuyker
Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister
2018–present
Incumbent