First speech: David Pocock champions 'new kind of pragmatism'

Karen Barlow
By Karen Barlow
Updated August 2 2022 - 7:50am, first published 7:45am
Independent ACT senator David Pocock. Picture: Sitt Ditthavong

Independent ACT Senator crucial crossbencher David Pocock has championed a "new kind of pragmatism" in his first speech as he outlined the main challenges of Australian politics and his offer to be the "peacebroker in the 47th Parliament".

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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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