- Scott Morrison secretly appointed himself to five ministerial roles while prime minister.
- Federal cabinet is meeting to decide whether to censure the former PM over the move.
- The Opposition has not yet announced whether it would back a censure motion.
The report made six recommendations, which included public notifications of ministerial appointments.
“You had a prime minister who was standing up in parliament and not telling his own side … let alone the parliament as a whole, who held what portfolio and who was responsible for decisions.”
The prime minister said he had heard from multiple MPs, including those not in government, that there was a need for parliament to make a statement on Mr Morrison’s secret ministries.
Prime Minister Anthony Albanese said the final decision on a censure will rest with his cabinet. Source: AAP / AAP
“It wasn’t possible to hold ministers to account because people didn’t know who the ministers were,” he said.
In a lengthy Facebook post following the release of the report, Mr Morrison said he was “pleased to assist the inquiry” through his lawyers and he noted the report reaffirmed that his actions were “not found to be unlawful”.