July 27, 2021

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12.51am GMT

Scott Morrison has declared Christian Porter “an innocent man under our law” and says he will remain as attorney general when he returns to work after a period tending to his mental health.

Digging in behind Porter, the prime minister on Wednesday flatly dismissed advice from a former solicitor general, Justin Gleeson, that he engage the current occupant of the position, Stephen Donaghue, to help determine whether or not the attorney general is a fit and proper person to remain in a justice portfolio.

Related: Scott Morrison declares Christian Porter ‘innocent’ and says he will remain in role

12.46am GMT

If you were wondering how things were going at the Santos building in Adelaide, police have got the cherry pickers out.

Police & firefighters have hopped on the cherry picker to extract two protestors who are glued to the Santos building. The protestors have been up here for two hours. pic.twitter.com/Eh3RFybLun

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