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Morrison sidesteps questions. In a corker of a piece in Rear Window this morning, the AFR's Joe Aston let Treasurer Scott Morrison have both barrels over the reaction to the Australian Bankers' Association's appointment of former Queensland premier Anna Bligh to replace Steven Munchenberg as CEO of the bank cartel peak body. His spray included that "on Friday, Scott Morrison's office abruptly cancelled meetings with big four executives scheduled for the coming fortnight. And the message has been delivered: Morrison's director of communications and strategy Sasha Grebe won't meet with Bligh."