David Pocock, Labor government reach compromise for Auslan interpretation of first speech in Senate

Karen Barlow
Updated August 1 2022 - 2:26pm, first published 2:00pm
Senator David Pocock. Picture: James Croucher
Senator David Pocock. Picture: James Croucher

A "relieved" independent ACT senator David Pocock has agreed to a compromise effort for the deaf and hearing impaired community after his request for an Auslan interpreter in the Senate for his first speech was denied by the major parties.

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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

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