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Albanese calls on Morrison to apologise for secret ministries

Anthony Albanese says former prime minister Scott Morrison should apologise for signing himself into multiple ministries and in light of the findings of the Bell inquiry.

Asked about the results, Albanese would not be drawn on whether parliament would vote to censure Morrison:

You had a shadow government operating in an unprecedented, extraordinary way. You had a prime minister who was standing up in parliament and not telling, not telling his own side, or not all of his side knew, let alone the parliament as a whole, who held what portfolio and who was responsible for decisions.

There’s a reason why, under the Westminster system, ministers are held accountable by the parliament. It wasn’t possible to hold the ministers to account because people didn’t know who the ministers were. The parliament is likely to want to express a view on that and we will have a discussion of it and we will let you know once that decision is made.

Albanese says he has yet to see an apology from the former prime minister.

Our democracy requires, I think, deserves an apology for this. I didn’t see any contrition in Scott Morrison’s statement last Friday, and I find that just extraordinary that anyone could read the Bell inquiry and not be embarrassed if you’re the subject of it.

It’s also the case that Scott Morrison said he’d fully cooperate with the inquiry, but he chose to talk with his lawyers, through his lawyers. And that of course is his right to do but I’ll leave people to draw their own conclusions there.

Anthony Albanese says former prime minister Scott Morrison should apologise for signing himself into multiple ministries and in light of the findings of the Bell inquiry.

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Asked about the results, Albanese would not be drawn on whether parliament would vote to censure Morrison:

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You had a shadow government operating in an unprecedented, extraordinary way. You had a prime minister who was standing up in parliament and not telling, not telling his own side, or not all of his side knew, let alone the parliament as a whole, who held what portfolio and who was responsible for decisions.

n

There’s a reason why, under the Westminster system, ministers are held accountable by the parliament. It wasn’t possible to hold the ministers to account because people didn’t know who the ministers were. The parliament is likely to want to express a view on that and we will have a discussion of it and we will let you know once that decision is made.

n

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Albanese says he has yet to see an apology from the former prime minister.

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n

Our democracy requires, I think, deserves an apology for this. I didn’t see any contrition in Scott Morrison’s statement last Friday, and I find that just extraordinary that anyone could read the Bell inquiry and not be embarrassed if you’re the subject of it.

n

It’s also the case that Scott Morrison said he’d fully cooperate with the inquiry, but he chose to talk with his lawyers, through his lawyers. And that of course is his right to do but I’ll leave people to draw their own conclusions there.

n

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Victorian opposition leader Matthew Guy has announced he will step down after last night’s crushing defeat.

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He just released a statement:

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n

Once again, I congratulate the Australian Labor party on winning the 2022 Victorian state election. I want to put on record my deep appreciation to all the Liberal and National party candidates, their campaign teams and volunteers for the tireless work they have done, particularly over recent weeks.

n

The respectable statewide two-party-preferred swing to the Coalition of 3-4% was most profound in the exceptional swings to the Liberal party in Melbourne’s north and west. This represents a huge future electoral opportunity for the Liberal party.

n

As soon as it is clearer which Liberal party candidates will form the next parliamentary party room, I will call them together to elect their new leadership team. I will not be a candidate for the position of leader.

n

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Andrews thanks Labor volunteers and staff for their endurance over the course of the campaign despite “violence” and “nasty stuff”.

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n

We’ve seen some pretty nasty stuff. On behalf of my booth workers and volunteers and my staff and friends and family who handed out for me yesterday, there’s no place for that. We can disagree. Violence and some of the commentary, the partisanship in the worst sense, that doesn’t do anyone credit. I want to thank my team across the state but particularly in my community for keeping their cool, not taking the bait, not engaging in it.

n

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He also stresses a positive message.

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n

On a broader level, across the state these last few years, I have never been more certain that hope always defeats hate. You have to work hard, get things done. That’s what I’ve done.

n

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Federal minister Tony Burke says the industrial relations bill will pass with support from David Pocock.

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Burke said he is in Canberra where he has been meeting with the senator at 8.30 on Saturday night and is “confident” the bill will pass.

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It hasn’t been an easy negotiation and Senator Pocock has been very clear on a series of principles that he wanted to look at. As you know, he would have preferred that everything was dealt with next year when we said we wanted to make decisions this year. It has involved a very intense process, a lot of meeting, a lot of detail.

n

There are effectively three sorts of issues that have come to the fore. One is with respect to small business, the other is low-paid workers, and finally a concern that he has that is outside of my portfolio, but is part of the agreement, that goes to structural issues that we can put in place to deal with people who are went the payment system.

n

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And welcome to another Sunday morning Guardian live blog.

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Daniel Andrews has become the first Victorian premier since fixed four-year terms were introduction to win three elections back-to-back in a historic win for the state’s Labor party. Labor retained government despite a 6% swing against it, holding onto its majority in an election contest that was widely read as a verdict on the Andrews handling of the state’s pandemic response. Other winners in the election were the Greens, who cemented their place within Victoria’s political landscape, and the independents, who grew their share of the vote.

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The result is disastrous for the state’s Liberal opposition, with questions now about the fate of the leader, Matthew Guy, who led the party to its second significant defeat. The loss follows the federal election defeat earlier this year, while the Coalition is in retreat across the country with state and territory Labor governments dominant in Western Australia, South Australia, the Northern Territory and Queensland.

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I’m Royce Kurmelovs, taking the blog through the day. With so much going on out there, it’s easy to miss stuff, so if you spot something happening in Australia and think it should be on the blog, you can find me on Twitter at @RoyceRk2 where my DMs are open.

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With that, let’s get started …

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Anthony Albanese says former prime minister Scott Morrison should apologise for signing himself into multiple ministries and in light of the findings of the Bell inquiry.”,”elementId”:”b26af97b-cf8e-42a5-8bc2-863a454c98e4″},{“_type”:”model.dotcomrendering.pageElements.TextBlockElement”,”html”:”

Asked about the results, Albanese would not be drawn on whether parliament would vote to censure Morrison:

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n

You had a shadow government operating in an unprecedented, extraordinary way. You had a prime minister who was standing up in parliament and not telling, not telling his own side, or not all of his side knew, let alone the parliament as a whole, who held what portfolio and who was responsible for decisions.

n

There’s a reason why, under the Westminster system, ministers are held accountable by the parliament. It wasn’t possible to hold the ministers to account because people didn’t know who the ministers were. The parliament is likely to want to express a view on that and we will have a discussion of it and we will let you know once that decision is made.

n

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Albanese says he has yet to see an apology from the former prime minister.

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n

Our democracy requires, I think, deserves an apology for this. I didn’t see any contrition in Scott Morrison’s statement last Friday, and I find that just extraordinary that anyone could read the Bell inquiry and not be embarrassed if you’re the subject of it.

n

It’s also the case that Scott Morrison said he’d fully cooperate with the inquiry, but he chose to talk with his lawyers, through his lawyers. And that of course is his right to do but I’ll leave people to draw their own conclusions there.

n

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Victorian opposition leader Matthew Guy has announced he will step down after last night’s crushing defeat.

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He just released a statement:

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n

Once again, I congratulate the Australian Labor party on winning the 2022 Victorian state election. I want to put on record my deep appreciation to all the Liberal and National party candidates, their campaign teams and volunteers for the tireless work they have done, particularly over recent weeks.

n

The respectable statewide two-party-preferred swing to the Coalition of 3-4% was most profound in the exceptional swings to the Liberal party in Melbourne’s north and west. This represents a huge future electoral opportunity for the Liberal party.

n

As soon as it is clearer which Liberal party candidates will form the next parliamentary party room, I will call them together to elect their new leadership team. I will not be a candidate for the position of leader.

n

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Andrews thanks Labor volunteers and staff for their endurance over the course of the campaign despite “violence” and “nasty stuff”.

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n

We’ve seen some pretty nasty stuff. On behalf of my booth workers and volunteers and my staff and friends and family who handed out for me yesterday, there’s no place for that. We can disagree. Violence and some of the commentary, the partisanship in the worst sense, that doesn’t do anyone credit. I want to thank my team across the state but particularly in my community for keeping their cool, not taking the bait, not engaging in it.

n

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He also stresses a positive message.

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n

On a broader level, across the state these last few years, I have never been more certain that hope always defeats hate. You have to work hard, get things done. That’s what I’ve done.

n

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Federal minister Tony Burke says the industrial relations bill will pass with support from David Pocock.

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Burke said he is in Canberra where he has been meeting with the senator at 8.30 on Saturday night and is “confident” the bill will pass.

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n

It hasn’t been an easy negotiation and Senator Pocock has been very clear on a series of principles that he wanted to look at. As you know, he would have preferred that everything was dealt with next year when we said we wanted to make decisions this year. It has involved a very intense process, a lot of meeting, a lot of detail.

n

There are effectively three sorts of issues that have come to the fore. One is with respect to small business, the other is low-paid workers, and finally a concern that he has that is outside of my portfolio, but is part of the agreement, that goes to structural issues that we can put in place to deal with people who are went the payment system.

n

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And welcome to another Sunday morning Guardian live blog.

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Daniel Andrews has become the first Victorian premier since fixed four-year terms were introduction to win three elections back-to-back in a historic win for the state’s Labor party. Labor retained government despite a 6% swing against it, holding onto its majority in an election contest that was widely read as a verdict on the Andrews handling of the state’s pandemic response. Other winners in the election were the Greens, who cemented their place within Victoria’s political landscape, and the independents, who grew their share of the vote.

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The result is disastrous for the state’s Liberal opposition, with questions now about the fate of the leader, Matthew Guy, who led the party to its second significant defeat. The loss follows the federal election defeat earlier this year, while the Coalition is in retreat across the country with state and territory Labor gove