Poverty and welfare advisory body to stay, but is it enough?

Karen Barlow
Updated November 24 2023 - 10:19am, first published 5:30am

A permanent statutory committee to advise the federal government on ways to assist struggling Australians is set to happen, but a key instigator independent ACT Senator David Pocock wants it to be strengthened while the federal opposition has slammed it as a "pointless" effort.

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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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