Scott Morrison defends secret power grab over extra ministerial appointments

Harley Dennett
Updated August 16 2022 - 1:32pm, first published 9:00am

Scott Morrison has defended himself over taking control in multiple government ministries during the COVID-19 pandemic, as it emerges he was also given control of the other portfolios.

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Harley Dennett

Harley Dennett

Public Service Editor

Former 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 eight budgets, four national elections in two countries, Defence, public service and international governance.

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