‘Scotty minister for everything’: All the best responses to Scott Morrison’s portfolio saga

Aug 21, 2022
Scott Morrison the jack of all trades. Source: Getty

Former prime minister Scott Morrison has come under fire this week for secretly appointing himself to multiple portfolios during his time in office.

Morrison appointed himself the Health, Treasury, Home Affairs, Resources, and Finance portfolios, claiming his actions were “necessary” to allow him the opportunity to “act in the national interests”.

Since the secret portfolios saga emerged calls have grown among angered fellow ministers and commentators for Morrison to resign, to which Morrison has continued to reject.

Despite the anger over Morrison’s actions from some, the internet has taken a different view, doing what it does best and delivering Australians with peak entertainment by turning the portfolio saga into the best joke of the year, photoshopping Morrison into every job role possible, fictional or not.

Australians taking the mickey out of the former PM, have rejoiced that their jobs are still safe from Morrison, with satirical media sites joining in on the fun.

The Member for Cook has had a laugh with the rest of Australia, poking fun at himself by photoshopping himself into famous Aussie jobs.

Sharing an image of his face photoshopped onto a photo of comedic group Sooshi Mango, Morrison said he was “glad to be also joining their team”.

“It’s been fun joining in on all the memes. But there are so many now I can’t keep up,” he wrote on Facebook

“As Aussies we can always have a chuckle at ourselves.have a good evening.

“This was my own effort with the Sooshi Mango boys. Glad to be also joining their team, along with all the other gigs you guys have given me today.”

Morrison recently told reporters that his secret appointments were due to “extraordinary times”.

“It was a very difficult time. It was a very unusual time. It was a very extraordinary time,” he said on August 17.

“There was a clear expectation established in the public’s mind, certainly in the media’s mind that I as Prime Minister was responsible, pretty much for every single thing that was going on.

“People held me, rightly, to account for that.”

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