New Resources Minister Rises After Canavan’s Departure



Queensland Nationals MP Keith Pitt has succeeded Matt Canavan as Minister for Resources, Water and Northern Australia.

Pitt, who was once a sugar cane farmer, has risen to be Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister in the agriculture portfolio, Assistant Minister for trade, tourism and investment and Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister in the infrastructure portfolio since his election in 2013.

“Before entering politics I was a tradesman, an engineer, a small business owner and a farmer, and I want to bring that practical, common sense experience to the portfolio,” Pitt said.

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