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Defence Minister Linda Reynolds is taking leave for health reasons – Sydney Morning Herald

Under-fire Defence Minister Linda Reynolds is taking medical leave and has been admitted to hospital after a week of pressure over her handling of an alleged rape…

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On Tuesday, Senator Reynolds gave conflicting accounts to Parliament about meetings with police over Ms Higgins allegations, and last week she broke down in tears during question time.
The minister was due to speak at the National Press Club on Wednesday. Cabinet colleague Greg Hunt told reporters she was desperate to appear.
It was only on the strongest medical advice that she took the reluctant decision not to do it, he said on Wednesday.
I would very gently counsel anybody who might reflect other…

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