/ 28 February 2024

Morrison’s mic drop

Image source: AAP
Image source: AAP

It was an emotional day for former PM Scott Morrison as he said farewell to the Federal Parliament after nearly 17 years. Morrison choked back tears, thanking his family, staff, and 2 members of his security team who were seriously injured in a car crash during the 2022 election campaign. “I will always be grateful for your sacrifice,” he said. Morrison also spoke about the “gold standard” COVID response, praised the “quiet Australians” in his electorate of Cook, and congratulated Anthony Albanese on his engagement. In response to his speech, Coalition leader Peter Dutton also got a bit teary, thanking Jenny Morrison for her service. Albanese credited the former PM with bringing “100% of his energy” to political life. Morrison will tour the US in May to promote his book Plans for Your Good and says he will follow Julia Gillard’s lead in steering clear of domestic politics. 

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