Hi there. It’s Tuesday, August 16 and you’re reading The Loop, a quick wrap-up of today’s news.
Let’s start here: There have been more revelations about Scott Morrison’s secret self-appointments
It’s been another big day for former prime minister Scott Morrison.
Here’s what you need to know:
- Yesterday, it was revealed that Mr Morrison appointed himself to three ministries while he was PM, but the Australian public (and some of his cabinet ministers) weren’t told about it
- Today, Prime Minister Anthony Albanese said he’d received information that Mr Morrison had actually appointed himself to five ministries, including treasury and home affairs
- Opposition Leader Peter Dutton said he wouldn’t back calls for Mr Morrison to resign from parliament, after then-home affairs minister Karen Andrews said the ex-PM ‘needs to leave’
- Mr Morrison then released a lengthy statement defending his actions…