Senator the Hon Anne Ruston

Latest Media Releases

National Centre to provide leadership in supporting victims and survivors of child sexual abuse

Tomorrow marks the third anniversary of the National Apology for Victims and Survivors of Institutional Child Sexual Abuse. In honour, the Morrison Government announced that the Blue Knot Foundation, along with its key consortium partners the Australian Childhood Foundation and The Healing Foundation, would establish and deliver the National Centre for the Prevention of Child Sexual Abuse.

Increased COVID support for NDIS workers in the ACT and WA

Eligible NDIS providers in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) and Western Australia (WA) will join those in New South Wales, the Northern Territory and Victoria in being able to claim a one-off payment from the NDIA for support workers to receive their COVID-19 vaccination.

New payment to help women escape violent relationships

From Tuesday the Morrison Government will provide women leaving a violent relationship access to a one-off payment of up to $5,000 to help them establish a life free of violence.

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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 National Breakfast

Escaping Violence Payment trial program

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

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