Wednesday, October 27

Australia’s Morrison Says Cabinet Member Resigned Over Donation


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(Bloomberg) — Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said a member of his federal cabinet has resigned days after disclosing that he’d accepted an anonymous donation to help cover legal fees in a defamation case.

Industry Minister Christian Porter stepped down after being unable to “conclusively rule out a perceived conflict,” as he couldn’t provide further information about the donation, Morrison said at a press conference Sunday.

Porter’s cabinet position will be temporarily filled by Energy Minister Angus Taylor, Morrison said.

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