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Biography

Scott Morrison was sworn in as Prime Minister of Australia on 24 August 2018.

Prior to becoming Prime Minister, Scott Morrison was Federal Treasurer. His achievements as Treasurer include:

  • Record jobs growth
  • Delivering tax relief for families and small businesses
  • Reducing the deficit
  • Getting debt under control
  • Ensuring multinationals pay their fair share of tax

The Prime Minister says the achievement he is most proud of is the more than 100,000 jobs that were created for young people during 2017-18. This is the best result on record.


As Minister for Immigration and Border Protection, Scott Morrison successfully stopped the boats. This stopped the deaths at sea that had been occurring over the previous six years under Labor. Stopping the boats meant that, the Government could close 19 detention centres and remove all children from detention and from Nauru.

As Social Services Minister, Scott reduced abuse of the welfare system and put Australia’s social safety net on a more sustainable footing.

Throughout his career in government and in the private sector, Scott Morrison has established a reputation as someone who listens to people and solves difficult policy problems.

Scott Morrison is from the Sutherland Shire in Sydney's south. He has represented his local community in Parliament for over 11 years.

He has been married to Jenny for 29 years and they have two young daughters.

Scott is a 'netball dad', a member of his local church, number one ticket holder of his beloved NRL Cronulla Sutherland Sharks and a big Tina Arena fan.

From Scott

• My workplace has more than 100 people, can I still go to work? • Should I be taking my kids out of childcare or school? • What about sports and activities? Our coronavirus frequently asked questions can be found right here - https://www.health.gov.au/resources/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-frequently-asked-questions

Mar 25

The Australian border has now closed for non-citizens and non-residents. Only Australian citizens, residents, and their family will be allowed to travel here.

Mar 20

All Australians have a role to play to defeat coronavirus and we do that by slowing down its spread. Every, single Australian needs to do their part - practice social distancing - that’s staying 1.5m away from each other - good hand hygiene, and if you feel even slightly sick or have the sniffles, please stay home and isolate yourself from other people. By sticking together and supporting each other, we will get through this, we will protect and save lives, and we will bounce back stronger on the other side.

Mar 20

#LIVE: Update on coronavirus response following today's National Cabinet meeting.

Mar 20

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