National News

No reason why ministries kept secret: GG

Governor-General David Hurley says he had no reason to believe the decision by former prime minister Scott Morrison to swear himself into multiple ministries wouldn't be publicly announced.

'Long journey' for NSW flood recovery

A new disaster prevention authority, rescue training for residents in flood-prone areas and a back office merger of emergency services will form part of the NSW government's response to this year's deadly floods.

Qld set for truth inquiry in treaty plan

Indigenous stories of colonisation will be heard and documented to "free people up from the shame of the past" as part of Queensland's path to a treaty.

Morrison betrayed Australia: ex-minister

Scott Morrison should quit parliament after he "betrayed" the Australian people following revelations he secretly swore himself into several ministerial portfolios, former home affairs minister Karen Andrews has declared.