Born In: Sydney
Scott Morrison is an Australian politician, who served as the Prime Minister of Australia between 2018 and 2022. Born into a devout Christian family and brought up by a police officer cum politician father, he began dabbling in politics from the age of nine, distributing “how-to-vote” cards in support of his father. After graduating from University of New South Wales, he took up number of jobs, finally entering the Federal Parliament in 2007 on a Liberal Party ticket. Soon he occupied the post of shadow minister for housing and local government. Later, he became the shadow minister for immigration and citizenship, in which capacity he supported his party’s ‘Stop the Boats’ campaign. When Liberal coalition formed the government, he became the Minister for Immigration and Border Protection, later the Minister of Social Service and finally the Treasurer. In 2018, he became the Prime Minister and led his coalition to victory in 2019 elections. In the 2022 Australian federal election, his government lost the election and he resigned as the leader of the liberal party.
Also Known As: Scott John Morrison
Spouse/Ex-: Jenny Morrison
father: John Morrison
mother: Marion Morrison
children: Abbey Morrison, Lily Morrison
Born Country: Australia
City: Sydney, Australia
education: University of New South Wales, Sydney Boys High School
On 24 August 2018, Scott Morrison won the second Liberal Party of Australia leadership spill. Later on the same day, he was sworn in as the 30th Prime Minister of Australia. Shortly, he undertook an official visit to Indonesia, where he attended Australia-Indonesia business forum.
On 1 December 2018, he attended the G20 summit at Buenos Aires. Later in the same month, his government recognized West Jerusalem as the capital of Israel; but did not immediately shift the embassy from Tel Aviv.
On 11th April 2019, the 45th Parliament was dissolved. In the subsequent election held on 18 May 2019, Liberal/National Coalition unexpectedly came out winner and Morrison was once again sworn in as the Prime Minister of Australia.
Scott Morrison's term saw increased tensions between Australia and China. In a major foreign policy decision, he signed the AUKUS security pact, which is a trilateral security pact between Australia, the United Kingdom, and the United States. It is seen as an an initiative to counter the China dominance in the Pacific. Under the pact, the US and the UK will help Australia to acquire nuclear-powered submarines.
His government came under fire for inept handling of the 2022 Eastern Australia floods and for his failure to adequately address climate change in Australia.
In the 2022 Australian federal election, Scott Morrison's Liberal-National Coalition lost to the Australian Labor Party. Subsequently. Morrison resigned as the leader of the Liberal Party.
On 14 January 1990, Scott Morrison married Jenny Warren, a registered nurse who he had been dating since the age of sixteen. The couple has two daughters, Abigail Rose or Abbey (born 2007) and Lily (born 2009).
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