Scott Morrison

30th Prime Minister of Australia

Scott John Morrison (born 13 May 1968) is an Australian politician. Morrison was the 30th Prime Minister of Australia from 24 August 2018 until 23 May 2022. He was the Treasurer of Australia from 2015 to 2018. Morrison has been a member of the Australian House of Representatives representing the Division of Cook, New South Wales since November 2007. He served as the Minister for Social Services from 2014 to 2015. He was also the Minister for Immigration and Border Protection from 2013 to 2014. He is a member of the Liberal Party.[1]


Scott Morrison

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Morrison in 2021
30th Prime Minister of Australia
In office
24 August 2018 – 23 May 2022
MonarchElizabeth II
Governor-GeneralSir Peter Cosgrove
David Hurley
DeputyMichael McCormack
Barnaby Joyce
Preceded byMalcolm Turnbull
Succeeded byAnthony Albanese
Leader of the Liberal Party
In office
24 August 2018 – 30 May 2022
DeputyJosh Frydenberg
Preceded byMalcolm Turnbull
Succeeded byPeter Dutton
Treasurer of Australia
In office
21 September 2015 – 24 August 2018
Prime MinisterMalcolm Turnbull
Preceded byJoe Hockey
Succeeded byJosh Frydenberg
Minister for Social Services
In office
23 December 2014 – 21 September 2015
Prime MinisterTony Abbott
Malcolm Turnbull
Preceded byKevin Andrews
Succeeded byChristian Porter
Minister for Immigration and Border Protection
In office
18 September 2013 – 23 December 2014
Prime MinisterTony Abbott
Preceded byTony Burke
Succeeded byPeter Dutton
Member of the Australian Parliament
for Cook
Assumed office
24 November 2007
Preceded byBruce Baird
Personal details
Born
Scott John Morrison

(1968-05-13) 13 May 1968 (age 54)
Waverley, New South Wales, Australia
Political partyLiberal
Other political
affiliations
Coalition
Spouse(s)
Jenny Warren (m. 1990)
Children2
Alma materUniversity of New South Wales (B.Sc.)
WebsiteOfficial website

Morrison was born in Sydney. He studied economic geography at University of New South Wales. Before entering politics, he worked in tourism in Australia and New Zealand.[2][3] He is married and has two children. Morrison is a Pentecostal.[4]

In August 2018, after many leadership issues with Malcolm Turnbull and the calling of a leadership spill on 24 August, Morrison was elected Leader of the Liberal Party.[5] He became Prime Minister hours later. He would also win the 2019 Australian federal election. However, his conservative coalition lost in the 2022 Australian federal election to the Labor Party. Morrison announced his resignation as the leader of the Liberal Party.[6]

ReferencesEdit

  1. Kwai, Isabella; Cave, Damien (August 23, 2018). "Scott Morrison, a Pragmatic Conservative, Will Be Australia's New Prime Minister". The New York Times.
  2. Wainwright, Robert (2006-07-26). "So where the hell is he?". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 2022-04-09.
  3. "Scott Morrison's rise to Australia's top job". RNZ. 2018-08-24. Retrieved 2022-04-09.
  4. Sandeman, John (August 24, 2018). "ScoMo Australia's first Pentecostal PM". Eternity News.
  5. "Scott Morrison wins Liberal party leadership spill". 9News. 24 August 2018. Retrieved 24 August 2018.
  6. "Live: Morrison calls Albanese to concede electoral defeat as Labor, independents unseat Coalition". ABC News. 2022-05-20. Retrieved 2022-05-21.
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