Scott Morrison appointed himself ‘secret’ second health minister while PM

Current Prime Minister Anthony Albanese says the 'extraordinary' arrangement will be investigated

Australia had a secret second Federal Minister for Health for two years, a new book claims — none other than former Prime Minister Scott Morrison.

The political expose, Plagued, claims that Mr Morrison was worried about the unprecedented powers handed to Greg Hunt under the Biosecurity Act, the legal basis for almost all federal public health orders during the COVID-19 pandemic.