Statement – 28 November 2016

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Senator the Hon Marise Payne

Minister for Defence

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  • Henry Budd (Minister Payne’s office) 0429 531 143
  • Defence Media (02) 6127 1999

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28 November 2016

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.

Media contacts:

Henry Budd (Senator Payne’s office) 0429 531 143

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