- The motion to censure Scott Morrison passed 86 – 50 after a vote in the House of Representatives.
- The former prime minister refused to apologise for secretly appointing himself to five portfolios.
- One Coalition member, Bridget Archer, voted to condemn him, while Karen Andrews abstained from voting.
One Liberal MP, Bridget Archer, voted to condemn her former leader, having labelled his actions “an affront to democracy”.
Liberal MP Bridget Archer voted to condemn Scott Morrison, having labelled his actions “an affront to democracy”. Source: AAP / Lukas Coch
“I expected Labor to milk this and that is exactly what they did – this was never about fixing the problem, but a political stunt,” she said in a statement.
What is a censure?
They can be used to condemn a party as a whole, usually the opposition, or an individual sitting in either house.
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