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Australia PM Orders Review Into Morrison’s ‘Shadow Government’

  • Predecessor allegedly took over ministries during pandemic
  • Albanese has asked for advice on legality of secret moves
Former leader Scott Morrison allegedly swore himself in as health minister, finance minister and resources minister between 2020 and 2021, sometimes without the knowledge of the incumbent, according to a new book to be released on Tuesday.

Former leader Scott Morrison allegedly swore himself in as health minister, finance minister and resources minister between 2020 and 2021, sometimes without the knowledge of the incumbent, according to a new book to be released on Tuesday.

Photographer: Brendon Thorne/Bloomberg

Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese has ordered a review into claims his predecessor secretly took charge of multiple ministries during the pandemic, describing it as a “shadow government.”

Former leader Scott Morrison allegedly swore himself in as health minister, finance minister and resources minister between 2020 and 2021, sometimes without the knowledge of the incumbent, according to a new book to be released on Tuesday.