The country’s second-highest-ranked barrister is today due to provide legal advice to Prime Minister Anthony Albanese over his predecessor Scott Morrison’s portfolio scandal.
The attorney general has been asked to find out exactly what happened, how it happened and if there are any legal ramifications.
Albanese has not ruled out further consultations and reforms to ensure there is no similar scandal in the future.
Morrison has come under fire from all sides of politics following revelations that he had secretly taken on ministerial responsibilities in the Health, Home Affairs, Resources, Treasury and Finance portfolios.
He has claimed that this was done to provide an extra layer of security during the COVID-19 pandemic, should a minister be struck down by the disease.
Morrison said the secrecy of his actions was necessary so as not to undermine ministers.
Former Home Secretary Karen Andrews has called for the former Prime Minister to leave Parliament after the revelations were made public.