Defense Minister Linda Reynolds has been hospitalized and is sick.
She was scheduled to give a long-awaited speech at the National Press Club in Canberra on Wednesday. There she was expected to face questions from journalists about the treatment of alleged rape by former liberal staff Brittany Higgins.
Ms. Higgins claims she was raped at Senator Reynolds’s official residence in 2019.
According to a statement from Reynolds’ office, she was admitted to a hospital in Canberra with advice from a cardiologist on her existing medical condition.
The Prime Minister expressed his concern and sympathy to Senator Reynolds and called in hopes of her quick recovery.
Foreign Minister Marise Payne will play that role until Senator Reynolds returns from vacation.
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