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

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NSW also recorded no new locally acquired cases, keeping its streak going – it is now 38 days since the last case was found in the community.

There was one case in hotel quarantine.

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Brittany Higgins has responded to the news Linda Reynolds has been hospitalised:

Let’s just hope that from this whole horrible situation there will actually be some fundamental reform to the MOP(S) Act for vulnerable staff and improvements to the workplace culture in Parliament House. (2/2)

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