As Sussan Ley is stood aside from Ministry, what are the implications for health and aged care?

As news broke this morning that the Prime Minister had intervened into the controversy over Sussan Ley’s travel expenses, appointing Senator Arthur Sinodinos as Acting Minister for Health and Aged Care, Ley was giving a press conference. This was notable for what was not said.  These are some of the statements we did NOT hear from Ley: I deeply regret concerns about the propriety of my conduct, and understand that this must be particularly galling for the many Centrelink recipients who have been dealing with financial stress caused by the Government’s mistakes at this financially stressful time of year. I…
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