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Former High Court judge Virginia Bell to investigate Morrison’s secret ministries

Image: Flavio Brancaleone/AAP The government has appointed former High Court judge Virginia Bell to inquire into former Prime Minister Scott Morrison having himself secretly appointed...

View from The Hill: How does Albanese frame Morrison inquiry without embroiling the governor-general?

Image: Flavio Brancaleone/AAP Solicitor-General Stephen Donaghue has neatly summarised Scott Morrison’s political misdemeanour in having himself secretly appointed to all those ministries. Morrison, by his failure...

Grattan on Saturday: The Scott Morrison horror show has a way to run yet

Image: FLAVIO BRANCALEONE/AAP It’s not breaking news that Scott Morrison has trouble with women. His “woman problem” was one factor in his election defeat. But really,...

Parliament must act to ensure Australia never has ‘secret ministers’ again

Image: AAP It was revealed this week that former Prime Minister Scott Morrison was secretly appointed in 2020 and 2021 by Governor-General David Hurley as a minister...

View from The Hill: Morrison’s passion for control trashed conventions and accountability

Image: Mick Tsikas/AAP The only credible explanation for Scott Morrison personally installing himself, as an undisclosed ministerial partner, in several portfolios is the former prime...

Sunday essay: 30 years after Mabo, what do Australia’s battler stories – and their evasions – say about who we are?

The Mabo decision in 1992 was a turning point for Australia. It finally overturned the dishonest doctrine of terra nullius and recognised Indigenous land rights. It was a...