Senator the Hon Anne Ruston

Latest Media Releases

National Redress Scheme update

Minister for Families and Social Services Anne Ruston has today named six institutions which have failed to sign up to the National Redress Scheme by the 30 June 2020 deadline.

Additional financial counselling services in bushfire affected areas

The Morrison Government will provide $3.5 million to increase access to financial counselling services to deliver ongoing support to communities across Australia ravaged during the recent bushfire season.

Scholarship for regional Australians with disability

The Morrison Government has partnered with the ABC to showcase the incredible work of up and coming content makers with disability and increase employment opportunities.

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Latest Speeches

Australian Council of Social Service National Conference

Australia has one of the most comprehensive and targeted social security systems in the world. Unlike many other countries it is non-contributory and it is not time limited. Our tax and transfer system works to reduce income inequality. It has assisted in Australia’s record 28 consecutive years of economic growth – a record unmatched by any other advanced economy.

Disability Employment Australia National Leader’s Forum

Getting a job and having a job is an absolute game-changer in everybody’s life and that shouldn’t be any different for somebody who has a disability or somebody who lives without one. The importance of the independence, the self-confidence, the skills and the connections to society and community that are created when you have a job are absolutely essential.

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Latest Transcripts

Minister Ruston interview – Sunrise

Domestic violence, Help is Here campaign

Minister Ruston interview – ABC RN on 1 June 2020

The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on rates of domestic abuse will be the focus of a new parliamentary inquiry into family and sexual violence. 23 women have so far been killed this year at the hands of a violent partner, and there are fears that that number could spike during the COVID-19 advice to stay at home.

ABC AM interview

Senate inquiry into domestic violence; family safety; women; jobseeker; jobkeeper

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