Embattled Defence Minister Linda Reynolds admitted to hospital
Defence Minister Linda Reynolds has been admitted to hospital and will take immediate medical leave.
After 10 days of sustained pressure over her handling of an alleged rape in her office in 2019 she will now not front up to Parliament for the rest of the week.
Last week Liberal Party staffer Brittany Higgins alleged she was raped at Parliament House in Senator Reynolds’ ministerial office by a colleague in March 2019.
Ms Higgins claimed she felt forced to choose between reporting it to the police or keeping her job.
A spokeswoman for Senator Reynolds said this morning: “This follows advice from her cardiologist relating to a pre-existing medical condition.”
“As a precautionary measure, Minister Reynolds has this morning been admitted to a Canberra Hospital.
“The Prime Minister,…