Morrison to face censure motion over secret ministries


2022-11-28 07:38:43

Former Prime Minister Scott Morrison will face a censure motion in Federal Parliament this week over his secret ministries.

Legislation will also be introduced to require the appointment of a minister to be made public.

Prime Minister Anthony Albanese confirmed the censure motion would be moved after having a Cabinet meeting on Monday, and said six recommendations from former High Court judge Virginia Bell’s report would be implemented.

“The actions of the former Prime Minister fundamentally undermined the principles of responsible government,” Mr Albanese said.

“The former Prime Minister wasn’t responsible to the Parliament, and through the Parliament to the electors, to the departments that he was appointed to administer.

“This wasn’t about a relationship between the former Prime Minister and his ministers. It’s not a personal relationship between two mates over what happened down the pub. This is about accountability of our democratic system.”

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