The state's money man seized the opportunity to spin Chinese nickel into comedy gold, lampooning the $8735 the Newman Government spent on eponymous medallions to give to visiting dignitaries.
Mr Pitt managed to find one behind fellow MP Stirling Hinchliffe's ear, as he spent his way through a private members statement at the former government's expense.
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Half of the 1000 medallions ordered by former premier Campbell Newman were to have the state's flower, while the other half featured the Queensland Government shield and Mr Newman's name.
"If I had a coin for every dollar that was wasted by the arrogant Newman Government, I'd be sitting in Kings Landing as the Master of Coins," Mr Pitt said.