Prime Minister Anthony Albanese excuses public servants for not revealing Scott Morrison's secret ministries

Doug Dingwall
Updated August 16 2022 - 6:44pm, first published 12:45pm

Senior public servants were left unaware of Scott Morrison's secret appointments to multiple ministerial portfolios, despite the former prime minister's claims he took the extraordinary steps as a precaution against ministers becoming ill with COVID.

Doug Dingwall

Doug Dingwall

Parliamentary bureau chief

Doug Dingwall is The Canberra Times' parliamentary bureau chief. He writes about government and federal politics, and has an interest in integrity, industrial relations and foreign affairs. Previously he worked at The Examiner in Launceston, where he won a Tasmanian Human Rights Award for his reporting. Contact him on

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