Tag: prime minister and cabinet

  • About that time Malcolm Fraser created a fake department…

    About that time Malcolm Fraser created a fake department…

    With the controversy erupting earlier this year over Scott Morrison’s decision to keep embattled ministers Christian Porter and Linda Reynolds in his cabinet, it may be worth remembering how much worse it could have been had the Prime Minister not been able to find “real” jobs for Porter and Reynolds. He could have, as Malcolm […]

  • You can break the law. Just don’t break my rules.

    You can break the law. Just don’t break my rules.

    On Sunday, Bridget McKenzie finally resigned from the ministry, but not for stealing $100 million dollars of Sports Australia’s money to run a re-election slush fund. It was a technicality: her membership of a clay target shooting club to whom she gave a grant constituted an conflict of interest in breach of the ministerial code.