Australian PM announces inquiry into Morrison's secret portfolios



Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese announced an inquiry into former prime minister Scott Morrison's secret portfolios after advice found Scott Morrison's ministries "fundamentally undermined the principles of responsible government."

"The cabinet has determined that there will be a need for a further inquiry and we will give consideration at a future meeting into the nature of that inquiry," Albanese was quoted as saying by the Guardian at a news conference on Tuesday.

The Solicitor-General of Australia has determined that Scott Morrison's secret ministerial appointments were legal, but inconsistent with "responsible government."

The finding was released by Anthony Albanese following revelations that Morrison was secretly sworn into five different portfolios in 2020 and 2021.