Australia Parliament

Scott Morrison: Australia ex-PM resists pressure to step down

He defended his decision - which was taken during the pandemic - as "necessary" in "extraordinary times".

Mr Morrison is currently the member of parliament for Cook in New South Wales.

The revelations caused uproar among the public and his colleagues, with one calling his behaviour "dictatorial".

Mr Morrison became joint minister for the health portfolio from March 2020, and for finance, treasury, home affairs and resources from May 2021.