Scott Morrison cuts an idle figure on the backbench during first day back in Parliament

Harley Dennett
By Harley Dennett
Updated August 1 2022 - 9:14am, first published 8:15am
Scott Morrison has stayed quiet on how long he would remain a backbencher in the Parliament after the government he led lost power in May. Picture: AAP

Scott Morrison, who recently told churchgoers "don't trust in governments", has made his first appearance in the Parliament since losing government at the May election.


Harley Dennett

Harley Dennett

Senior Political Reporter

I'm the federal politics bureau chief for the Canberra Times, via a career that's taken me from rural Victoria to Washington DC. Telling the stories of my local LGBTI community brought me to political journalism, where I've covered seven federal budgets, four national elections in two countries, Defence, public service and international governance.