The revelations that Scott Morrison had himself appointed as minister to five other portfolios without telling the incumbent ministers or the Australian public, and the ramifications of this trashing of convention on our democracy continues to unfold. Join Elana and Steve as they pull apart this whole gobsmacking saga.
For the uber nerds, here’s the Solicitor General’s advice to Prime Minister Albanese
Karen Middleton at the Saturday Paper
Ronni Salt at The Shot
John Birmingham at his column Alien Side Boob
Jenny Hocking at The Guardian
Jack Waterford at Pearls and Irritations
Anthony Klan at the Klaxon
And if you want to know more about the 1975 constitutional crisis and the dismissal of the Whitlam government, the ABC has an outstanding podcast on this called The Eleventh.