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Australia to Expand Probe Into Morrison’s Secret Ministries

  • Initial probe says Morrison undermined responsible government
  • Albanese says a more detailed investigation will follow
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Australia to Expand Probe Into Morrison’s Secret Ministries
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Australia’s Prime Minister Anthony Albanese has announced a new investigation into secret ministerial appointments by his predecessor, after an early probe found Scott Morrison’s actions had risked undermining “responsible government.”

An initial legal inquiry by Australia’s solicitor-general released on Tuesday found while Morrison had been “validly” sworn into additional ministries between 2020 and 2021, the secrecy around the decision made it “impossible” to properly hold the government to account.