There's confusion over the status of controversial federal MP Alan Tudge, with Prime Minister Scott Morrison insisting he remains a member of his cabinet despite standing down from ministerial duties last month in the wake of damaging allegations regarding a workplace affair. During a press conference announcing the federal election on Sunday, Mr Morrison confirmed the former education minister, who stood aside in November following abuse allegations by a former staffer, still had a seat at his cabinet. The Prime Minister had earlier backed his entire "tried and tested and proven team" he is taking to the election on May 21. But when asked by The Canberra Times whether Mr Tudge - who stood aside from his portfolio in December - would be returned to the top government body, Mr Morrison confirmed the Victorian federal MP had not gone anywhere. "Alan Tudge is still in my cabinet," the Prime Minister stated. It comes a month after a report into the allegations against the senior Liberal figure by his former staffer Rachelle Miller found there was "insufficient evidence" to back the explosive claims. The report's lead investigator conceded Ms Miller's decision not to participate limited the evidence available to the inquiry. At the report's release, the Prime Minister said Mr Tudge would remain on the backbench to focus on his re-election efforts in his Victorian seat of Aston. He stated he supported Mr Tudge's decision to not return to the frontbench. "In December, Minister Tudge agreed to my request to stand aside from the ministry, while these allegations were examined," Mr Morrison said in the March 4 statement. "He has informed me that in the interests of his family and his own well-being and in order to focus on his re-election as the member for Aston he is not seeking to return to the frontbench, and I support his decision." The Canberra Times sought to clarify whether Mr Tudge is a cabinet minister or some sort of cabinet backbencher and received this response from the Prime Minister's Office: "Mr Tudge's ministerial salary was stopped on December 2. He is not performing any of his functions as a minister. His former office and staff are assisting Minister [Stuart] Robert to administer the portfolio," a spokesperson said. Opposition Leader Anthony Albanese said the confusion over his top ministers was "embarrassing" in his first campaign press conference on Sunday. "He has Greg Hunt leaving, he is the Health Minister during a pandemic and he is leaving the Parliament," he said. "I'm not quite sure who the Health Minister is going to be and the Education Minister, who stood aside, apparently is still in the cabinet as the Education Minister so I'm not quite sure what's going on there." A new health minister will be announced this week, Mr Morrison confirmed.