Photo Gallery: Governor-General's focus against poverty

LIVERPOOL has found a strong supporter in Governor-General Quentin Bryce after not one but two official visits in two days.

During Anti-Poverty Week, the Governor General, accompanied by her husband Michael Bryce, spent a morning with under-privileged families at the Liverpool Benevolent Society.

Less than 24 hours later, she was back again, mingling with volunteers and community members at the Miller HUB and then again at the Liverpool Youth Accommodation Assistance Company.

Her visits were aimed at highlighting the importance of the local fight against poverty.

Mr Bryce, who prefers to stay out of the lime light, said the pair were currently visiting a range of non-profit organisations — both locally and nationally — that focused on community care and volunteer services.

He said the tour was part of their urban outreach program.

"We have spent a considerable amount of time visiting a number of organisations that care for people in the community so that we can learn about them," he said.

"There are many people who are dependent on the help of others, in my opinion, volunteers are the backbone of the welfare system."

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