Former prime minister Scott Morrison censured in parliament over secret ministries — as it happened

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Former prime minister Scott Morrison censured in parliament over secret ministries — as it happened

We heard from *a lot* of people over quite a few hours. You can scroll back through our live blog for a more in-depth recap on who said what, but here’s a condensed version.

Scott Morrison:

“I acknowledge that the non-disclosure of arrangements has caused unintentional offence, and extend an apology to those offended, but do not apologise for taking action establish prudent redundancies in a national crisis in order to save lives and livelihoods.”

Prime Minister Anthony Albanese:

“The fact is that our democracy is precious. There’s no room for complacency. We’ve seen overseas, including with the assault on the Capitol Building in the United States, that we can’t take our democracy for granted.”

Attorney-General Mark Dreyfus:

“How on earth can there be any accountability in a government where even the treasurer doesn’t know whether the prime minister has taken his job?”

Former deputy prime minister Michael McCormack:

“I want Scott Morrison’s legacy to be the fact that he led this nation as best he could. He led this nation honestly. He led this nation extremely well.”

Greens leader Adam Bandt:

“People want the politicians to start telling the truth. And this was not only a failure to tell the truth, it was one that came with a power grab added to it.”

Independent MP Sophie Scamps:

“This behaviour of the former prime minister was a deeply concerning lurch towards authoritarianism, by an individual who was addicted to executive power.”

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