- Josh Frydenberg has criticised former prime minister Scott Morrison for his secret ministerial appointments.
- Mr Frydenberg said there was no reason for Mr Morrison to take on his Treasury portfolio.
- The findings of an inquiry into the secret appointments is due to be handed to the federal government on Friday.
“It was extreme overreach.”
Ms Bell was also asked to look at the implications arising from the appointments for the functioning of departments and for accountability and public confidence in government.
Mr Morrison updated his parliamentary biography earlier in November to include the ministries.
“I can only state that I took the decisions I did as prime minister with the best of intentions to do all I could to protect Australia in the face of multiple crises,” he said in a statement in August.