Federal Member for Hinkler, Keith Pitt, will return to the frontbench as assistant minister to new Deputy Prime Minister and Nationals leader, Michael McCormack, working in the Transport and Infrastructure portfolio.

“It is an honour to serve the people of Hinkler as their elected representative and the Deputy Prime Minister,” Mr Pitt said.

“Having worked as an engineer, a tradesperson, a farmer, a small business owner and having lived most of my life in regional Australia, I have a deep appreciation of just how important well planned infrastructure and connectivity is.

“Infrastructure and transport are critical areas for all Australians including regional Australians.

“This portfolio is critical to the government’s efforts to drive jobs, growth and local economies.”

Mr Pitt was dumped from the frontbench in Barnaby Joyce’s ministerial reshuffle in late 2017. 

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