Election 2022 LIVE updates: Anne Ruston named Scott Morrison’s pick for health minister as Coalition, Labor campaigns continue across the country

17/04/2022 6:45:00 AM

Scott Morrison has confirmed he wants Social Services Minister Anne Ruston to replace Greg Hunt as health minister should the Coalition win another term of government, Labor leader Anthony Albanese is in Queensland today and the PM is in Sydney.

Foreign Minister Marise Payne has declined to say whether Liberals should drop Warringah candidate, Labor has defended its urgent care clinics plan and Anthony Albanese has clarified the party's position on temporary protection visas. Follow our live bl...

Scott Morrison has confirmed he wants Social Services Minister Anne Ruston to replace Greg Hunt as health minister should the Coalition win another term of government, Labor leader Anthony Albanese is in Queensland today and the PM is in Sydney.

This means Ruston will replace Greg Hunt as health minister if the Coalition wins another term of government. Hunt is retiring at this election.The federal health minister appeared on Channel Nine earlier today when he was asked what he plans to do after leaving politics.

And some focus on mental health for people, in terms of working in that space on a philanthropic side. But the rest of my life, I’ve got plenty of time to sort that.ByOpposition Leader Anthony Albanese in Queensland earlier today.“Earlier on I heard half the question,” Albanese said. “Labor’s policy is to support operation sovereign borders. We support offshore processing, we support resettlement in third countries. We don’t support temporary protection visas.”

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Glucose monitoring device price slashed on diabetes support scheme as Anne Ruston named health ministerAll Australians with type 1 diabetes will have access to crucial glucose monitoring devices if the Coalition is returned to government.

Glucose monitoring device price slashed on diabetes support scheme as Anne Ruston named health ministerAll Australians with Type 1 diabetes will have access to crucial glucose monitoring devices if the Coalition is returned to government. diabetes auspol australiavotes What about type 2 people that are on insulin Why can't they get access to the monitor as well Even though I use CGM and struggle to afford it, I won't vote for them. I'll never vote for them. Pressure AlboMP to fund CGM for all people with type1diabetes instead. We're a small group but it's lifesaving technology Yeah sure, more false promises they never intend to keep while they continue to insidiously kill off Medicare by stealth. LNPCorruptionParty AlboForPM

Glucose monitoring device price slashed on diabetes support scheme as Anne Ruston named health ministerEvery Australian with type 1 diabetes will get access to a potentially life-saving continuous glucose monitoring device under a $273 million plan to be outlined by the Morrison government on Sunday. | jamesmassola auspol ausvotes ausvotes22 jamesmassola Good policy. This is what sound Federal Governments do. jamesmassola But who owns the data collected? jamesmassola I'd rather an Apple Watch that did the same

PM locks in post-election team, puts Anne Ruston in HealthAnne Ruston will be the first Health Minister from the Senate since Kay Patterson 20 years ago. Hopefully doesn’t get the chance well people say good bye to grandma and the kids because nurse ratchett has entered the building... no she won't.

Anne Ruston to be named new health minister if Coalition re-electedSouth Australian senator Anne Ruston will take over as health minister if the Coalition is re-elected, Prime Minister Scott Morrison will announce today. Reason 365 not to vote Liberal nor National Ruston is an absolute failure. There could not be a worse person to be Health Minister. What a shocker. If we needed another reason to vote out the LNP, here it is.

Anne Ruston to become health minister if Coalition wins electionNice, he must have been whispering sweet nothings during his sleepover in Melbourne, classy stuff Yep Scotty's type

What Greg Hunt plans to do next By Sarah McPhee As mentioned earlier this morning, Prime Minister Scott Morrison has confirmed that Social Services Minister Anne Ruston is to be given the Coalition’s health portfolio.foreshadowed last week , opening up a new vacancy in the cabinet.foreshadowed last week , opening up a new vacancy in the cabinet.foreshadowed last week , opening up a new vacancy in the cabinet.

This means Ruston will replace Greg Hunt as health minister if the Coalition wins another term of government. Hunt is retiring at this election. Credit: Alex Ellinghausen Victorian ministers Jane Hume and Michael Sukkar and Western Australian Ben Morton are among the front-runners to move up into the cabinet and take over the families and social services portfolio. Health Minister Greg Hunt is retiring from politics. A continuous glucose monitoring device helps people with type 1 or type 2 diabetes to manage their condition by monitoring their blood-sugar levels 24 hours a day. Credit: Alex Ellinghausen The federal health minister appeared on Channel Nine earlier today when he was asked what he plans to do after leaving politics. At present, about 59,000 Australians including pregnant women, people under 21 and concession cardholders have subsidised access to the devices, which otherwise cost about $5000 per year. The member for Flinders said the next five weeks will involve “intense work on health, on giving the nation the choice around health and government”. The move to include every Australian with type 1 diabetes will see an extra 71,000 Australians eligible for the device under the National Diabetes Support Scheme from July 1 at a maximum cost of $32.

Obviously, I believe deeply in the leadership of Scott Morrison and the team.50 each month, about the same cost as using blood glucose test strips.50 each month, about the same cost as using blood glucose test strips. I’ll take a bit of a break, Pilates, possibly a tattoo [said with a laugh], but above all else the real purpose is to be a dad. That’s what I’m looking forward to.50 per script - from May 1. And some focus on mental health for people, in terms of working in that space on a philanthropic side. The prostate cancer drug currently costs about $40,000 per year without the subsidy, while the myeloma drug costs about $145,000 per year. But the rest of my life, I’ve got plenty of time to sort that. About 18,000 new cases of prostate cancer and about 230 cases of myeloma are diagnosed each year in Australia. About 18,000 new cases of prostate cancer and about 230 cases of myeloma are diagnosed each year in Australia.

But to be a dad, and today’s a great day to reflect on this. I haven’t been a proper dad, and so that’s the real purpose and that’s my goal. Advertisement “Our plan for a strong economy means we can invest in life-changing equipment for diabetes patients and make more medicines cheaper for more Australians. Advertisement “Our plan for a strong economy means we can invest in life-changing equipment for diabetes patients and make more medicines cheaper for more Australians. 12.17pm Albanese clarifies position on temporary protection visas By Mike Foley Labor leader Anthony Albanese made an impromptu address to media in Cairns today to clarify the opposition’s position on temporary protection visas for asylum seekers. The Greens, meanwhile, will on Sunday announce a policy to provide free broadband internet access to 1 million households including carers, students, low-income families and the unemployed. At an earlier press conference, Albanese appeared to give the impression that there had been a change to party’s long-term position to oppose temporary protection visas (which are issued to asylum seekers who arrive in Australia without a visa). The promise is expected to cost about $800 million per year over the next decade. The promise is expected to cost about $800 million per year over the next decade.

Opposition Leader Anthony Albanese in Queensland earlier today. Party leader Adam Bandt said at a time when more people are relying on the internet for work, study, shopping and to pay their bills, “Australia’s digital divide is increasing”. Credit: A reporter asked, “Do you support the temporary protection visas?” Albanese replied: “Yes.” Shortly afterwards, Albanese addressed the media. “Earlier on I heard half the question,” Albanese said. “Labor’s policy is to support operation sovereign borders.

We support offshore processing, we support resettlement in third countries. We don’t support temporary protection visas.” Earlier this week, Albanese said his preference was for boat turnbacks over the offshore detention of asylum seekers. The Labor leader was suggesting that offshore detention isn’t needed when asylum seekers aren’t arriving by boat. The Coalition seized on these remarks and sought to make border protection an election fight.

11.44am Shadow health minister ducks JobSeeker question By Mike Foley Shadow health minister Mark Butler, a senior member of Labor’s Left faction, has addressed his party’s decision to temporarily drop its planned review of JobSeeker payments. During today’s ABC TV appearance, Butler was asked if he approved of Labor’s decision not to increase the unemployment payment of $46 a day in its first budget should Anthony Albanese win the May 21 election. Loading “We argued very strongly for the 40 per cent increase,” Butler replied. “We understood that that was an important measure to improve the living standards of this cohort in the community.

“We are also focused on a range of other things that will make a real difference to those households in the areas of social housing, access to vocational training and the like.” Labor dropped its plan to review the JobSeeker rate earlier this week to dodge a clash with the Coalition over employment. Advertisement Labor defends urgent care clinics plan By Mike Foley Opposition health spokesman Mark Butler has faced questions over the Labor party’s $135 million policy to trial urgent-care clinics. Australian Medical Association vice president Dr Chris Moy has said the plan is like the Rudd government’s GP super clinics, which he said were “white elephants and were some of the worst examples of pork barrelling”. Labor health spokesman Mark Butler.

Credit: Alex Ellinghausen However, Butler said Labor would work with state governments and GPs to determine the clinic locations. “This will be a competitive process overseen by the [health] department,” he told the ABC’s Insiders program. “We will identify particular regions where we know there is huge pressure on hospital departments and GP practices who want to take their practice to the next level [and] will be able to apply for the additional funding.” Labor’s health spokesman claimed many people can’t access GPs and said his party’s clinics would be fully bulk-billed. He added that the clinics would ease pressure on hospitals by treating minor emergencies, such as a “kid who has fallen off their skateboard”.

“Currently, people can’t get into a GP – particularly after hours,” Butler said. “We are very confident that this practice will make it easier for people to see doctors, particularly where those families are spending hours and hours lining up in hospital emergency departments.” 10.53am Albanese attends church service in Cairns By Shane Wright Anthony Albanese has started the second week of the election campaign by attending St Monica’s Catholic church in Cairns with his partner Jodie Haydon. The Labor leader introduced Haydon to parishioners as they arrived at the Easter Sunday service alongside shadow treasurer Jim Chalmers and Labor’s candidate for the seat of Leichhardt, Elida Faith.

Opposition Leader Anthony Albanese and his partner Jodie Haydon arriving for an Easter Sunday service in Queensland. Credit: Alex Ellinghausen Albanese and Haydon caused a minor stir on Cairn’s esplanade yesterday afternoon after going for a walk and attracting interest and selfie opportunities from people staying in Far North Queensland for the Easter holidays. Albanese is due to fly out of Cairns soon after today’s service and continue his swing through Queensland where the Coalition holds 23 of the state’s 30 electorates. 10.24am Morrisons arrive at church for Easter Sunday service By Katina Curtis Prime Minister Scott Morrison and his family have arrived at their local church for an Easter Sunday service.

Horizon Church volunteers were setting up an Easter egg hunt across the road from the church as people arrived for the morning service. Prime Minister Scott Morrison and his family arrive for a Easter Sunday church service. Credit: Oscar Colman The church in Sutherland, Sydney, has been Scott and Jenny Morrison’s local for 15 years, and he said he was pleased to be back among his home community. “Enjoy the time with family and friends today but don’t forget the real reason for today, the risen Christ,” he said outside the church. Loading “For those of us who believe that strongly, and we certainly do, it’s a time of great hope and a time that we can look forward to the future with confidence.

” The Morrisons posed in front of a photo backdrop with a rainbow arch of balloons and clouds. Pastor Brad Bonhomme said his message in the service would be one of hope. “Given the challenges that people have experienced in society in recent years, I just want to really encourage people that the message of Easter is one of hope,” he said. “Although there’s loss on Good Friday, there is always hope.” Advertisement Payne defends Coalition’s proposed national integrity commission By Broede Carmody Staying with the foreign minister for a moment, and Marise Payne has been grilled about one of the other big issues this week: the lack of a national integrity commission.

The Coalition promised to legislate a federal parliamentary watchdog during its last term. However, that did not eventuate after Labor, the Greens and members of the crossbench accused the Morrison government’s preferred model of lacking teeth. The government declined to amend its model or put the existing version to the floor of parliament. Loading Research suggests the majority of voters – including those who support the Coalition – want a national integrity commission. Many of the so-called “teal” independents are campaigning on this issue ahead of the federal election.

But some Liberal MPs who represent suburban seats say undecided voters are more likely to cite cost-of-living concerns than a federal ICAC. Here’s what Payne had to say on ABC TV earlier: I don’t agree [that ours is a weak model]. It’s a well-consulted model. It has powers equivalent to a royal commission in terms of its investigative powers. It has powers to investigate prior acts.

And, importantly, it follows the rule of law. It seeks to avoid the prejudgment that we have, frankly, seen in other anti-corruption commissions around Australia which have resulted in ... less than ideal outcomes.

Labor leader Anthony Albanese has pledged to implement a federal anti-corruption watchdog by the end of the year if he becomes prime minister. Latest .