Senator the Hon Anne Ruston

Latest Media Releases

Extension of suspension of mutual obligation requirements for Western Australian regions affected by ex-cyclone Seroja

The Australian Government has extended the suspension of mutual obligation requirements for job seekers in regions affected by Ex-Tropical Cyclone Seroja.

Suspension of mutual obligation requirements for Western Australian regions affected by Ex-Tropical Cyclone Seroja

The Australian Government has suspended mutual obligation requirements for job seekers in regions affected by Ex-Tropical Cylone Seroja.

$36 million to support disability employment and community participation

More than 160 organisations across Australia will share in $36 million to run projects to improve the employment prospects of people with disability and increase participation of people with disability in community activities.

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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 - Sky News

Family and domestic violence, vaccine rollout

JobSeeker, women's safety, the National Plan for Reducing Violence against Women and their Children – ABC Breakfast

JobSeeker, women's safety, the National Plan for Reducing Violence against Women and their Children

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