Morrison points to 'new challenges' in new roles as plans to quit Parliament

Miriam Webber
Karen Barlow
Updated January 23 2024 - 6:32pm, first published 1:43pm

Opposition Leader Peter Dutton has recognised retiring former prime minister Scott Morrison, declaring he "presided over some of the most difficult challenges an Australian prime minister has known since the Second World War".

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Miriam Webber

Miriam Webber

Public service and politics reporter

I report on the public service and politics for the Canberra Times. Reach me at

Karen Barlow

Karen Barlow

Chief Political Correspondent

Karen Barlow is ACM's Chief Political Correspondent. Working in the federal press gallery, she investigates and writes about federal politics and government. She has an interest in integrity, leadership and social equity. She has covered two Olympics and been to Antarctica twice. Contact her on

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