Scott Morrison shrugs off 'buffoon' label, doubles down on ICAC attack in tetchy press conference

Finn McHugh
Doug Dingwall
Sarah Basford Canales
By Finn McHugh, Doug Dingwall, and Sarah Basford Canales · Updated May 4 2022 - 7:52am, first published 2:10am

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has brushed off scathing comments calling him a "buffoon" for describing NSW's integrity watchdog as a "kangaroo court", as he doubles down on his attacks on the agency.

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Finn McHugh

Finn McHugh

Federal Political Reporter

Finn McHugh has been federal political reporter for The Canberra Times since July 2021. He joined the Canberra Press Gallery in 2019 where he was executive producer of Sky News's AM Agenda, before joining NCA NewsWire as a federal political reporter. He has previously interned at the Kuwait Times.

Doug Dingwall

Doug Dingwall

Public Service Editor

Doug Dingwall is The Canberra Times' Public Service Editor. He writes about government and federal politics, and edits The Public Sector Informant. He has an interest in integrity and industrial relations. Previously he worked at The Examiner in Launceston, where he won a Tasmanian Human Rights Award in 2016 for his reporting. Contact him on doug.dingwall@canberratimes.com.au

Sarah Basford Canales

Sarah Basford Canales

Canberra Times journalist

I'm a federal politics and public sector reporter with an interest in national security, integrity and regulation. Contact me with general tips and thoughts at sarah.basfordcanales@canberratimes.com.au or confidential tips to sbasfordcanales@protonmail.com.

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