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Embattled Defence Minister Linda Reynolds to miss more parliament, prompting speculation about her future

By Michelle Grattan, Professorial Fellow, University of Canberra
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Defence Minister Linda Reynolds will miss a week of the Senate and a week of Senate estimates, after getting a medical certificate to extend her leave until April 2.

Reynolds was due back to work this Monday but the extra leave means she is not scheduled to face parliament (which resumes March 15) again until the May budget session.

The extended leave has fed speculation about her future.

Her office said in a statement she was reassessed by her cardiologist last Tuesday in relation to her pre-existing medical condition.

This condition led to her taking…

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