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Perspectives on intergenerational welfare dependence

The Select Committee on Intergenerational Welfare Dependence is continuing its program of public hearings in Canberra tomorrow.

The Committee will hear from witnesses representing yourtown and Queensland Advocacy Incorporated.

Committee Chair Russell Broadbent MP said the Committee is looking forward to hearing the experiences of these organisations as part of its commitment to understanding the complexity of the issue from a variety of perspectives.

Deputy Chair Ged Kearney MP agreed that whilst there has been a great deal of agreement between witnesses to the inquiry, it is important to understand the needs of communities in all parts of the country.

The Select Committee is examining factors leading to intergenerational welfare dependence; the impact of intergenerational welfare dependence on children; and measures that can be taken to assist parents and children together to break the cycle of disadvantage.

Public hearing details: Wednesday 5 December, 12.00pm—1.30pm; Committee Room 1R4, Parliament House, Canberra


The hearing will be broadcast (audio only) live at

Media enquiries:

Chair, Mr Russell Broadbent MP – contact Tony Cantwell 0400 658 699

For background information:

Select Committee on Intergenerational Welfare Dependence
02 6277 4186

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