Australia news live: Linda Reynolds taken to hospital; Kelly’s exit from Libs prompts Nats leadership talk

Defence minister admitted as precautionary measure on advice of her cardiologist. Follow all the latest news and updates, live

11.10pm GMT

This is all happening while tax cuts are going ahead, because apparently everyone deserves some more money, except those we are supposed to be helping

The new #jobseeker rate is so miserable it may as well be re-badged #PovertyKeeper. The Prime Minister does love a slogan. #politas #auspol #RaiseTheRate https://t.co/cfoiU6Qldp

10.56pm GMT

There will be no press club event today:

In the light of Minister Reynolds withdrawal from today’s @PressClubAust address, we asked Foreign Minister @MarisePayne – who is acting in Reynolds’ job – to take her place. She has declined and as a result we have reluctantly cancelled today’s Press Club event

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