‘The correct one’ Morrison defends PEP 11 decision

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Former prime minister Scott Morrison has defended his decision to intervene in the matter of the PEP-11 gas project, saying it was the correct one.

“In relation to a decision to take authority to administer the Department of Industry, science resources and technology, for the purposes of being able to consider PEP-11, I do not resile from that action,” Mr Morrison told parliament on Wednesday.

“I considered it unnecessary to dismiss the minister to deal with this matter, as he was doing a fine job, and unlawful to inappropriately pressure him in relation to this decision.

“I therefore lawfully took the decision from first principles in his place. I believe the decision I made on PEP-11 was the correct one.”

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