- Scott Morrison could face a privileges committee inquiry.
- Greens will ask Speaker Milton Dick to consider the matter.
- The former prime minister was censured by parliament on Wednesday.
Mr Dick rejected a Greens bid to have the matter referred in October, saying there was insufficient evidence Mr Morrison had deliberately misled parliament.
Greens leader Adam Bandt is concerned Mr Morrison deliberately misled parliament. Source: AAP / Lukas Coch
But Greens leader Adam Bandt on Thursday revived his push, saying, finding Mr Morrison’s actions undermined trust in democracy, has strengthened his case.
The findings from an inquiry into Mr Morrison’s actions by former High Court judge Virginia Bell were handed down last week.
Mr Morrison conceded giving himself authority over the Treasury and home affairs portfolios was “unnecessary”, and said he welcomed the findings of the Bell inquiry.
What is the privileges committee?
It is tasked with investigating individual MPs for potential contempt of parliament, or breaches of privileges rules, before reporting back to the House.
Peter Dutton is urging people to move on from the saga. Source: AAP / Mick Tsikas
The committee operates in private, and would give Mr Morrison the chance to defend himself against any allegations.
The committee is currently chaired by Labor MP Rob Mitchell, and includes Mr Morrison’s key ally, Liberal MP Alex Hawke.
What are Scott Morrison’s colleagues saying?
“This was the House of Representatives declaring that our Westminster System matters, that responsible government matters,” he told the ABC’s 7.30 on Wednesday.