Senator the Hon Anne Ruston

Latest Media Releases

Delivering more jobs for people with disability

Australian businesses will share in $20 million to increase the confidence and capacity of employers to recruit and retain people with disability through targeted initiatives including industry-specific training and paid internships.

Telstra Health secures five-year contract to deliver 1800RESPECT

The Morrison Government is pleased to announce Telstra Health as the successful provider to deliver 1800RESPECT – the national family, domestic and sexual violence counselling service, following an extensive open and competitive procurement process.

Ensuring child support is paid to care for young Australians

The Morrison Government is introducing new measures to drive down unpaid child support, targeting child support owed by more than 18,000 parents to ensure children, and young people have access to the financial support they deserve.

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Latest Speeches

Closing Remarks, National Summit on Women’s Safety

Firstly, can I thank absolutely everyone who has participated in the National Summit on Women’s Safety. Thank you from zooming in from your homes, from your workplaces, from your kitchen benches to be a part of this Summit. Your voices – the voices of frontline workers, experts and especially victim survivors – you and your lived experiences are foundational to informing the development of the next National Plan.

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.

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Latest Transcripts

Minister Ruston Interview – ABC Radio Adelaide

Draft National Plan to End Violence Against Women and Children

Minister Ruston interview – Sky News

COVID-19 isolation requirements and staff shortages, rapid antigen tests

Minister Ruston Interview – Home Equity Access Scheme

The Federal Government are going to revamp a scheme. I'll call it a reverse mortgage scheme. But I'll introduce the Minister for Families and Social Services Anne Ruston. Anne, good morning.

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