Former Australia Post CEO Christine Holgate
Former Australia Post CEO Christine Holgate (Image: AAP/Mick Tsikas)

If Scott Morrison's snippy and dismissive responses to fair questions didn't tip you off, his government has proven itself time and time again even more averse to scrutiny than most.

Beyond its commitment to defund or undermine regulators, it habitually sits on unflattering reports. And when it does release them, it's often after an inordinate delay.

The results of the inquiry into the death of teenage worker Josh Park-Fing took more than four years, and the inquiry into religious freedoms and even the recent review into the Epping Gardens and St Basil's aged care facility COVID-19 outbreaks came out only after concerted pressure.