Scott Morrison to become next Australian PM: All you need to know about him

first_imgScott Morrison, or ScoMo has been elected as the sixth prime minister of Australia from the Liberal Party. Morrison defeated former Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton by 45 votes to 40 at the closed door leadership vote.Morrison will lead the conservative party, which is known as the Liberal Party, in a general election expected in the coming months.Also read: Studying abroad: College education systems around the worldWho is Scott Morrison?Born in Waverley, Sydney, New South Wales, 50-year-old Morrison studied economic geography at the University of New South WalesToday, he lives in the Sutherland Shire in Sydney’s south with his wife Jenny and their two young daughtersHe is a member of the Shirelive church, number one ticket holder of his beloved NRL Cronulla Sutherland Sharks and a big Tina Arena fan Liberal Party’s Scott Morrison (Photo courtesy: Getty Images)A look at his political journey: In a short span of his political career, Morrison attained huge milestones in just 10 years.1. Despite knowing economic geography, Morrison started his career in tourism:He worked as the deputy chief executive of the Australian Tourism Task Force, the general manager of the Tourism Council of AustraliaFrom 1998 to 2000, he served as the director of the New Zealand Office of Tourism and SportLater, he became the managing director of Tourism Australia from 2004 to 2006.2. Subsequently, he started his political career in 2007 as a member of the House of Representatives, representing the division of Cook in New South Wales.3. After 2010 federal election, he was appointed to the frontbench. advertisement4. In 2013, he became the Minister for Immigration and Border Protection in the Cabinet by Tony Abbott.5. In 2014, he became the Minister for Social Services.6. In 2015, when Malcolm Turnbull replaced Abbott, he was appointed as the Treasurer of Australia. He made an amendment to the Marriage Amendment (Definition and Religious Freedoms) Bill 2017 allowing parents to remove children from classes if ‘non-traditional’ marriage is discussed7. For the last three consecutive years, Morrison has been handing over the Australian federal budget.Also read: RIP Kofi Annan: A look at the life of the Nobel laureateScott Morrison’s political achievements: As the Minister for Immigration and Border Protection, he successfully stopped the illegal boats.As the Social Services Minister, he reduced the abuse of the welfare system and put Australia’s social safety net on a more sustainable footing.As the Treasurer, his achievements have included reducing the deficit, getting debt under control, maintaining Australia’s AAA credit rating, record jobs growth, cutting corporate and personal income taxes, ensuring multinationals pay their fair share of tax and reforming Australia’s banking and financial system.Read: Happy Birthday, Bill Clinton! Facts about the 42nd President of USInterested in General Knowledge and Current Affairs? Click here to stay informed and know what is happening around the world with our G.K. and Current Affairs section.To get more updates on Current Affairs, send in your query by mail to [email protected]last_img read more

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