Scott Morrison

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Scott Morrison

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30th Prime Minister of Australia
Assumed office
24 August 2018
MonarchElizabeth II
Governor-GeneralSir Peter Cosgrove
DeputyMichael McCormack
Preceded byMalcolm Turnbull
Leader of the Liberal Party
Assumed office
24 August 2018
DeputyJosh Frydenberg
Preceded byMalcolm Turnbull
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 51)
Waverley, New South Wales, Australia
Political partyLiberal
Other political
affiliations
Coalition
Spouse(s)Jenny
Children2
Alma materUniversity of New South Wales (B.Sc.)
WebsiteOfficial website

Scott John Morrison (born 13 May 1968) is an Australian politician. Morrison is the 30th and current Prime Minister of Australia since 24 August 2018. 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]

Morrison was born in Sydney. He studied economic geography at University of New South Wales. He is married and has two children. Morrison is a Pentecostal.[2]

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.[3] He became Prime Minister hours later.

References[change | change source]

  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. Sandeman, John (August 24, 2018). "ScoMo Australia's first Pentecostal PM". Eternity News.
  3. "Scott Morrison wins Liberal party leadership spill". 9News. 24 August 2018. Retrieved 24 August 2018.