Australia: ‘Crazy’ media reaction to Scott Morrison’s secret ministries

The falsehoods keep coming from Scott Morrison, lie addict

  The falsehoods keep coming from Scott Morrison, lie addict Why did the former PM keep secret his multiple ministries? After the first lie, he had to keep going. And perhaps he liked it.And on March 14 2020, Scott Morrison began building his prison of fiction when he decided to deceive voters about his multiple ministries scheme.

The media’s reaction to revelations Scott Morrison secretly swore himself into five ministries has been “crazy,” Sky News Digital Editor Jack Houghton says.

“Morrison has been compared to dictators, despots, and one commentator, Jane Caro, even published this conspiracy theory that it was a secret religious clutch for power,” he said.

Mr Houghton said the powers the former prime minister wielded – shrouded from the public and even his colleagues – were “disturbing” but all governments in Australia have been “guilty of absurd overreaches in power”.

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“This is one of the lesser examples when compared to the fact we were all told we couldn't leave our homes,” he said.

“In that broader context I find the collective outrage against Morrison hypocritical and dishonest.”

For democracy’s sake, we need a royal commission into Morrison’s secret ministries .
The Australian media’s sustained attention on the many ministries of Scott Morrison is good for democracy. It needs to call for a royal commission — now.In fact, there may have been illegal things done. Look no further than former Liberal leader and top silk Malcolm Turnbull’s musings on Twitter about whether exercise of statutory ministerial powers is lawful if their exercise is conducted in secret.

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