Scott Morrison unveils mystery plan as he brushes off roasting for the secret portfolio debacle
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Former Prime Minister Scott Morrison has had his first sit-down interview since the scandal broke that he appointed himself five portfolios on the sly.
While Sky News’ Paul Murray did his best to grill the former Australian leader about the reasoning behind picking up five ministries amid the pandemic, Morrison took very little accountability.
When Murray asked Morrison if he should have apologised following the revelation, he responded: "I’ve explained the situation and I don’t expect everybody to agree."
Well, you're right about that one ScoMo.
He added: "At all times I was just trying to do what was best for the country and there was just so much happening.
"There was just one thing after the other, after the other, and you just made thousands of decisions."
Morrison’s remarks come after Prime Minister Anthony Albanese requested an independent inquiry to investigate the scandal further.
9News reported that the injury would be led by High Court justice Virginia Bell, with a report to be provided by November 25 this year.
Prime Minister Albanese said that ‘a quick and appropriate inquiry’ was necessary to figure out exactly how and why the breach of power occurred.
He said in a statement: "We need to have transparency in the process because our system of parliamentary democracy relies upon conventions, relies upon the Westminster system of checks and balances."
He added the inquiry 'will also examine the implications arising from these appointments for the functioning of departments, government business enterprises and statutory bodies, and for accountability and public confidence in our system of government'.
In the same interview with Sky News, the former Prime Minister was also asked the question that many have been wondering: What will he he do now he's not busy being the leader of Australia?
"You know, I will be doing a bit more of things, possibly, you know, in addition to my parliamentary responsibilities, which many members of parliament do," he told Sky's Paul Murray.
What a mysterious answer that manages to not answer the question at all.
Thankfully, he went on to explain the mysterious 'things' that he will be now doing 'a bit more' of.
He then went on to solve that mystery for us
He's taking up golf.
"I’ve started playing golf again. I hadn’t picked up a club in about 15 years. I have picked up the bug a bit," he said.
Well, that was underwhelming.