Defence Minister Linda Reynolds has delayed her return to work on advice from her doctors in a move that has ignited fresh speculation about her future in Parliament.
Ms Reynolds says the slur was not in relation to Ms Higgins’ rape allegations but to reports in the media that she felt had been misrepresented.
The senator spent three days in hospital from February 24 because of a pre-existing heart problem before being released to fly home to Perth.
It came as she faced intense scrutiny over her knowledge and actions surrounding the alleged rape of her former staffer Brittany Higgins by a former colleague in Ms Reynold’s office in March 2019.
Ms Higgins’ allegations have since triggered three separate reviews.
A source told The Herald that the minister had been given new medication by her cardiologist, who wanted to delay her return to politics to assess the efficacy of the new treatment.
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