Senator the Hon Anne Ruston

Latest Media Releases

Microenterprise program enables women to start up small businesses

The Morrison Government is providing $3.5 million to Grameen Australia to establish and deliver an innovative program to create entrepreneurial opportunities for unemployed women.

Suspension of mutual obligation requirements in NSW extended

The Morrison Government has extended the suspension of mutual obligation requirements after COVID-19 lockdown restrictions were further extended yesterday in parts of New South Wales.

More resources and support for Australians with Motor Neurone Disease

Australians with Motor Neurone Disease (MND) will have better access to essential information through a new website and national information line.

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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 doorstop interview, Adelaide

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Advisory Council, COVID-19 Disaster Payment, workplace culture in Parliament

Sky News Sunday Agenda

COVID-19 vaccinations, Women’s Safety Summit

Minister Ruston interview – Sunrise



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