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Former Prime Minister Tony Abbott has described Scott Morrison’s secret move to swear in five ministries as “strange”.

Abbott made the comments in London, where he was attending a think tank event, The Sydney Morning Herald reports

“It seems unusual, it seems unorthodox and it seems odd that at least some of the ministers didn’t know,” he said.

Abbott said he was reluctant to criticize Morrison’s behaviour, saying many extraordinary actions were implemented through the pandemic as part of the federal government’s response.

He also backed Governor-General David Hurley, who swore Morrison into five ministries during the pandemic without informing the public.


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