Industry waves off Canavan and welcomes Pitt

RESOURCE industry bodies have welcomed the appointment of Queensland Nationals MP Keith Pitt as the minister for resources, northern Australian and water and thanked his predecessor Matt Canavan for his dedication.

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Pitt takes over in the wake of Joyce's failed leadership tilt

Canavan quit his post on the frontbench to throw his support behind a leadership challenge by former leader Barnaby Joyce earlier in the week.

Joyce's tilt was ultimately unsuccessful.