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Scott Morrison corrects misstep over Angus Taylor defence

Prime Minister Scott Morrison reacts during House of Representatives Question Time at Parliament House in Canberra. Source: AAP

The Prime Minister has defended a personal call he made to the New South Wales police commissioner over an investigation involving Energy Minister Angus Taylor.

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NSW Police Commissioner, Mick Fuller, at a press conference earlier this year.
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Prime Minister Scott Morrison has conceded a misstep in Parliament during his defence of Energy Minister Angus Taylor - and a personal call he made to the New South Wales police commissioner.

Mr Morrison used Question Time to defend his decision to not stand down Mr Taylor, amid a NSW police investigation into a forged document which the minister's used in a political attack.

The Prime Minister cited previous cases where politicians had kept their jobs while under investigation in his defence of the Energy Minister.


However, Mr Morrison corrected the record on Wednesday evening over a mistake relating to a quote used about Julia Gillard and a police investigation.

“The Prime Minister of Australia, Julia Gillard, is under investigation by police,” the quote said.

But he had incorrectly attributed this statement about Ms Gillard’s conduct as a lawyer for the Australian Workers’ Union to the detective - when it had instead come from radio host Ben Fordham.

Opposition leader Anthony Albanese demanded Mr Morrison own up to the error, with the Prime Minister's concession eventuating later through a letter tabled to Parliament by Attorney-General Christian Porter.

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