Senator the Hon Anne Ruston

Latest Media Releases

Covid-19 Disaster support payment boosted

Increased financial support for hundreds of thousands of workers in New South Wales will be available from next week as part of the Commonwealth Government’s expanded national COVID-19 Disaster Payment.

Dedicated job platform connecting people with disability with employers

An accessible, online job platform will be developed to connect people with disability with potential employers. Minister for Families and Social Services Anne Ruston said the Morrison Government would provide $3.5 million to create a disability-specific digital resource to help individuals showcase their skills and abilities.

Suspension of mutual obligations requirements for Victoria

The Morrison Government has suspended mutual obligation requirements for job seekers and participants in Victoria after the announcement of a five-day COVID-19 lockdown. The suspension of mutual obligation requirements will be in place from today, Friday 16 July and will remain in place until Thursday, 22 July 2021 inclusive.

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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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