August 18, 2022 11:20 p.m
Deputy Liberal Leader Sussan Ley has continued to defend former Prime Minister Scott Morrison over his decision to swear in ministries during the pandemic.
He told 2GB radio today that ministers in the former coalition government would have said if their reserve powers had ever been used.
Ley said Morrison took on the portfolios during an extraordinarily stressful time for the government, leaving ministers, including herself, exhausted.
“The workload was extraordinary. The pressure was extraordinary. And it really was extraordinary times,” he said.
“It’s great that we got through it, but I certainly haven’t forgotten how hard it was.”
Ley said Morrison had “reflected” on his decision over the past few days.