Former Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has resisted calls to resign from parliament, after news emerged that he had secretly assumed five additional roles during his tenure.
Scott Morrison: Australia’s ex-PM ‘secretly held ministry portfolios’
Australia’s current leader says he will seek legal advice about Scott Morrison’s time in office.
Morrison defended his decision which was taken during the pandemic as necessary in extraordinary times. He is currently the member of parliament for Cook.
The revelations caused uproar amongst the public and his colleagues, with one calling his behavior, dictatorial.
In a press conference today, Morrison defended his decision by saying he was acting in the national interest in a crisis in the event a minister was incapacitated with Covid-19.