And with Morrison’s response to the solicitor-general’s legal advice issued, we are going to close off our breaking news live blog.
Here’s what made headlines throughout the day.
Anthony Albanese publicly released the legal advice he received from the solicitor-general about Scott Morrison’s secret ministerial portfolios. The advice found the extra portfolios were legal, but that they also “fundamentally undermined” responsible government.
Albanese also announced cabinet has agreed on the need for a full inquiry into the matter.
Morrison has just recently responded to the advice, noting it stated the appointments were “valid”. However, he made no reference to the finding that Morrison undermined responsible governance by keeping the portfolios secret.
In other news, legendary entertainer John Farnham has been diagnosed with cancer and admitted to hospital, his family said in a statement.
The rail union says there has been a “breakthrough” in negotiations with the NSW government as Sydney goes through yet another day of major train strikes. Thursday’s planned industrial action will, however, still go ahead.
And an Antarctic blast of cold weather has swept up Australia’s east coast, sending temperatures plummetting and leaving some communities dusted in snow.