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Malcolm Turnbull calls Christian Porter’s anonymous donation a ‘shocking affront to transparency’

Former PM says he was ‘staggered’ that Porter would accept payment of legal fees from ‘blind trust’ without knowing source of the donation

says ’s decision to accept money without knowing the source was an “extraordinary abrogation of responsibility”, after the former attorney general declared part of his legal fees were paid by unknown donors.

Porter, the industry and science minister, updated his register of interests on Monday, to include the Legal Services Trust, which made an unknown contribution to his legal fees for a discontinued defamation case against the ABC and journalist Louise Milligan.

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