David Pocock 'first speech': major parties criticised for saying no to Auslan 'stranger'

Karen Barlow
By Karen Barlow
July 28 2022 - 7:30pm

Deaf Australia has criticised both the Albanese government and Dutton opposition for not approving the landmark request by independent ACT senator David Pocock to have an Auslan interpreter standing by his side for his first speech next Tuesday afternoon.

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Karen Barlow

Karen Barlow

Chief Political Correspondent

Karen Barlow is ACM's Chief Political Correspondent. Working in the federal press gallery, she investigates and writes about federal politics and government. She has an interest in integrity, leadership and social equity. She has covered two Olympics and been to Antarctica twice. Contact her on karen.barlow@canberratimes.com.au