Grace Tame has once again taken aim at Scott Morrison, branding him "a disgrace" days after he became the first former prime minister to be censured by parliament for secretly taking on the powers of multiple ministerial portfolios during the pandemic.
The former Australian of the Year, whose disdain for Mr Morrison is no secret, was a panelist on the ABC's Q&A on Thursday night, and did not hold back in her criticism of the Member for Cook.
"I've met all kinds of different people whether they're ex-cons or politicians, policemen and prime ministers on both sides. It doesn't matter who you are... if you are abusive of power that's a really distinct thing. The gaslighting and dishonesty was another level," she said of Mr Morrison.
As the panel discussed the consequences of Mr Morrison's behaviour, Ms Tame interjected with a savage assessment of the man and his response to the recent fallout.
"The thing is he wasn't even a good villain. He had the ambitions of Voldermort with the brains of Peter Griffin," she quipped, referencing the Harry Potter villain and lead Family Guy character.
Some viewers took to social media with praise for the colourful panellist labelling her no holds barred take-down of the former PM "pure gold", while one anointed her "the most honest and entertaining guest on the show for years".
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Tame previously made headlines in January for her stone-faced demeanour while posing for a photo with Mr Morrison. Referencing the moment on Thursday, she joked that "I censured him with my face".
Liberal party 'self-destructing'
Former Liberal leader John Hewson told Yahoo News Australia earlier this week the Liberal party was "self-destructing" by failing to distance itself from Mr Morrison's actions.
"I would have thought you would want to be distancing yourself from the worst prime minister in our history ... I’m surprised that more people didn’t feel the need to record concern about this issue," he said.
Liberal backbencher Bridget Archer was the only MP who voiced her disapproval of Mr Morrison's actions.
On Wednesday Mr Morrison once again defended his move, which Prime Minister Anthony Albanese took umbrage with.
I thought this morning that we would see a semblance of contrition. We got none of that. We got hubris, we got arrogance, and we got denial," he told parliament. Meanwhile Environment Minister Tanya Plibersek predicted Mr Morrison would exit federal politics by Christmas.
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