Minister for Defence, Senator the Hon Marise Payne will not attend this week’s sitting of the Senate.
The Minister underwent surgery over the weekend to address a severe abdominal infection for which she had been previously receiving treatment.
The surgery was successful and the Minister is expected to make a full recovery.
Senator Payne would like to thank the medical staff for their care and professionalism.
Henry Budd (Senator Payne’s office) 0429 531 143