Senator the Hon Anne Ruston

Latest Media Releases

Three institutions named for failure to join National Redress Scheme

Minister for Families and Social Services Anne Ruston has today named three institutions which have failed to fulfil their moral obligations to sign up to the National Redress Scheme.

National Redress Scheme to provide advance payments

Survivors of institutional child sexual abuse who are older or terminally ill will be able to access advance payments of $10,000 under proposed changes to the National Redress Scheme.

Advisory body to help shape a future free from violence against women

The Morrison Government has established a National Plan Advisory Group which will inform the development of the National Plan to end family, domestic and sexual violence in Australia.

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Latest Speeches

Launch of Phase 3 – Stop it at the Start

Thank you so much to everyone who is here for being with us as we launch the third phase of Stop it at the Start, the national primary prevention campaign to reduce violence against women and their children.

Senate – Matter of Public Importance – Gendered Violence and Sexual Harassment

Around $1.3 billion will land in eligible Australians’ bank accounts from this week, as the Morrison Government delivers a fourth Economic Support Payment.

Continuation of Cashless Welfare Bill Second Reading Speech

I rise this evening to speak on this Bill that continues our commitment to improve our welfare system and deliver a real difference to the lives of Australians. This Bill, the Social Security (Administration) Amendment (Continuation of Cashless Welfare) Bill 2020, allows for the continuation of the Cashless Debit Card in existing sites and provides for the transition of income management participants across the Northern Territory and Cape York region to the Cashless Debit Card.

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Latest Transcripts

Minister Ruston interview – Sunrise

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Minister Ruston interview – ABC Radio National Breakfast

Women’s safety, domestic and family violence, sexual violence, unemployment

Minister Ruston interview - Sky News

Family and domestic violence, vaccine rollout

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