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Scott Morrison: 30th Prime Minister of Australia
Scott John Morrison, nicknamed ScoMo, is an Australian politician who has been Prime Minister of Australia and leader of the Liberal Party since August 2018. He previously served in Cabinet from 2013 to 2018, including as Treasurer.

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Australia to spend $726 million to upgrade strategic northern airbase

Australia will spend A$1.1 billion ($725.9 million) to upgrade an airbase in the country's tropical north, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Friday, a development that increases Canberra's military..
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Australia extends ban on China arrivals to fourth week on coronavirus worries

Australia will extend a ban on arrivals from mainland China into a fourth week to contain the risk of exposure to the coronavirus, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Thursday.
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Australian PM responds to firefighter's viral tirade [Video]Australian PM responds to firefighter's viral tirade

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Monday he was pleased that volunteer firefighter Paul Parker had not been dismissed following his viral tirade against the prime minister himself. Emer..

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Australian PM 'angry' at General Motors decision [Video]Australian PM 'angry' at General Motors decision

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Monday (February 17) that he was angry and disappointed at General Motors decision to retire the Holden brand, although not surprised.

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Australian Wuhan evacuees land on Christmas Island [Video]Australian Wuhan evacuees land on Christmas Island

Australians evacuated from China's Wuhan city arrived in the Indian Ocean territory of Christmas Island on Tuesday (February 4), where they will be quarantined to prevent the spread of a new flu-like..

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Australians from Wuhan arrive at quarantine [Video]Australians from Wuhan arrive at quarantine

Australians evacuated out of Wuhan on Monday have arrived at Christmas Island, where they will live in quarantine for two weeks. Libby Hogan reports

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The grim clear up of dead wildlife in Australia's bushfires [Video]The grim clear up of dead wildlife in Australia's bushfires

Australia and New Zealand military personnel searched for and cleaned up dead animals on Kangaroo Island, as bushfires left up to a billion animals dead or at risk. Lauren Anthony reports.

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Australian Prime Minister's Rating Falls With Bushfire Crisis [Video]Australian Prime Minister's Rating Falls With Bushfire Crisis

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s approval rating dropped dramatically. According to Reuters, it fell as bushfires ravage Australia, killing 28 people and destroying 2,000 homes. Morrison..

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Australians Urged To Get Out Because Of Dangerous Bushfires [Video]Australians Urged To Get Out Because Of Dangerous Bushfires

Australia urged nearly a quarter of a million people to evacuate their homes. Authorities said it could get “very, very challenging” and prepared military backup. According to Reuters, soaring..

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Thousands of Australians protest over climate change policy as bushfires rage [Video]Thousands of Australians protest over climate change policy as bushfires rage

The bushfire crisis has piled pressure on Prime Minister Scott Morrison's conservative government to do more to combat climate change after Australia weakened its commitment to the U.N. Paris climate..

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Australian PM also says Iran shot down flight [Video]Australian PM also says Iran shot down flight

Scott Morrison echoes other Western leaders, saying intelligence shows missile unintentionally fired at the Boeing 737-800 jet, killing all passenger onboard.

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Australia calls for another mass evacuation as monster bushfires return [Video]Australia calls for another mass evacuation as monster bushfires return

Australian authorities urged another mass evacuation across the heavily populated southeast on Thursday as a return of hot weather fanned huge bushfires. Ciara Lee reports

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Australian firefighters mourn colleagues killed in bushfire [Video]Australian firefighters mourn colleagues killed in bushfire

The funeral took place Tuesday for a 36-year-old firefighter killed along with a colleague on December 19 after a burnt tree fell in the path of their firetruck, causing it to roll. A third firefighter..

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Australia commits billions to wildfire recovery fund [Video]Australia commits billions to wildfire recovery fund

Australia's Prime Minister Scott Morrison said the government was committing an extra 2 billion Australian dollars to help communities recover from deadly wildfires. Mr Morrison said the funds were in..

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Australian Prime Minister Morrison Blames 'Breakdown In Communications' [Video]Australian Prime Minister Morrison Blames 'Breakdown In Communications'

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison faced backlash over his response to the country’s unprecedented bushfires. According to Reuters, the bushfires have killed 24 people, destroyed the..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:32Published

Bushfires rage out of control across southeast Australia [Video]Bushfires rage out of control across southeast Australia

Bushfires burned dangerously out of control on Australia's east coast on Saturday, fueled by high temperatures and strong winds that had firefighters battling to save lives and property, and..

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Australian Prime Minister Receives Backlash After Visiting Town Hurt By Bushfires [Video]Australian Prime Minister Receives Backlash After Visiting Town Hurt By Bushfires

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison faced backlash during his visit to an Australian town. According to Reuters, Corbago in New South Wales state was hurt by bushfires, killing at least 18 people...

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Australia calls up 3,000 reservists as wildfire threats escalate [Video]Australia calls up 3,000 reservists as wildfire threats escalate

Prime Minister Scott Morrison said 23 people have now died in the wildfires so far this summer.View on euronews

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Death toll rises from Australia wildfires [Video]Death toll rises from Australia wildfires

The death toll from Australia’s ongoing wildfires crisis reached 23 on Saturday, as Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced 3,000 defence force reservists would be called up to help fight blazes in..

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Scott Morrison: I understand wildfire victims' anger [Video]Scott Morrison: I understand wildfire victims' anger

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Friday he understood why residents he greeted in a bushfire-ravaged town angrily confronted him a day earlier.

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Australian PM heckled on visit to New South Wales [Video]Australian PM heckled on visit to New South Wales

Australian prime minister Scott Morrison is heckled on a visit to fire-damaged New South Wales. Authorities said 381 homes had been destroyed on the NSW southern coast this week, while 18 people have..

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Australian PM attends funeral of volunteer firefighter [Video]Australian PM attends funeral of volunteer firefighter

A funeral service has taken place for volunteer firefighter Geoff Keaton, who died battling wildfires ravaging Australia. The family of Mr Keaton, firefighters and Australian Prime Minister Scott..

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Australia's Prime Minister insists Sydney fireworks will go ahead [Video]Australia's Prime Minister insists Sydney fireworks will go ahead

Sydney's famous New Year's Eve fireworks will go ahead despite the country's wildfire crisis. Prime Minister Scott Morrison said the display would show the world Australia's resilience. Firefighting..

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Australia to hold wide-ranging enquiry into disastrous bushfires

Australia will hold a wide-ranging enquiry into the causes of recent bushfires that killed 33 people and razed an area the size of South Korea, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Thursday.
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Australia to evacuate more than 200 citizens from cruise ship quarantined at Japan port

Australia will evacuate more than 200 of its citizens onboard a coronavirus-stricken cruise ship being held under quarantine in the Japanese port of Yokohama, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on..
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Australia extends virus ban on arrivals from mainland China

Australia will maintain an entry ban on foreign nationals from mainland China for another week to reduce the risk of exposure to the coronavirus, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Thursday.
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Australia PM says to replace 'failing' Indigenous policy

Australia is on track to meet just two of its targets aimed at improving the lives of its Indigenous people, including increasing life expectancy and improving literacy, Prime Minister Scott Morrison..
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Australian PM reshuffles cabinet after coalition partner ructions

Australia's Prime Minister Scott Morrison reshuffled his cabinet on Thursday, replacing two senior ministers from junior coalition partner the National Party following their recent resignations.
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Australia prime minister announces cabinet reshuffle

Australia's Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Thursday announced a cabinet reshuffle following the resignations of two senior ministers.
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Australia launches inquiry into veteran suicide rates

Australia is to hold a wide-ranging inquiry into suicides among military veterans and will appoint a permanent commissioner to try to curb the death rate, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on..
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Australia eyes second flight from Wuhan as evacuees arrive on Christmas Island

Australia may arrange a second flight out of China's Wuhan city after a first plane load of evacuees arrived in the Indian Ocean territory of Christmas Island, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on..
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Australian prime minister to feel the political heat as parliament resumes

Australia's Prime Minister Scott Morrison will on Tuesday front parliament for the first time in three months as he seeks to repair his standing with voters angry by his response to the country's..
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Australia bars entry to foreign nationals traveling from mainland China

Prime Minister Scott Morrison said Australia will deny entry to all foreign nationals traveling from mainland China from Saturday due to the increasing threat from the coronavirus epidemic.
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As bushfires threaten, Australian PM seeks greater federal powers

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Wednesday he wants greater federal powers during natural disasters, as authorities warned bushfires ravaging the country for months were sweeping..
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Australia to help some citizens leave China, quarantine them on Christmas Island

Australia will help some citizens leave Hubei province in China, the epicentre of the coronavirus outbreak, and quarantine them on Christmas Island, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Wednesday..
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Australia leader seeks greater federal powers in emergencies: media

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison wants greater federal powers during natural disasters, local media reported on Wednesday, as authorities warned that bushfires ravaging the country for months..
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Australia softens climate change rhetoric as bushfires, and voters, rage

Three years ago, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison, then Treasurer, brandished a lump of coal in parliament as a totem of how the ruling conservative coalition planned to keep the lights on and..
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Australian prime minister's approval rating goes up in flames

Public support for Prime Minister Scott Morrison has slumped to its lowest levels amid widespread anger over his government's handling of Australia's bushfire crisis, according to a survey released by..
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Australian PM proposes high-powered inquiry into bushfires response

After weeks of criticism over the handling of the bushfires scorching Australia, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Sunday he will propose a national review into the response to the disaster, as the..
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Australian prime minister says troops will remain in Iraq

Australian troops and personnel will stay in Iraq to continue their mission, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Thursday, as tensions eased following an Iranian attack on U.S. forces there.
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Don't be put off by fires, Australia tells tourists

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison urged foreign tourists not to be deterred by deadly wildfires that have razed large swathes and sent smoke as far as South America, even as authorities fretted..
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Australian leader urges tourists not be deterred by bushfires crisis

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison urged foreign tourists not to be deterred by deadly wildfires that have razed large swathes of the country and sent smoke palls as far as South America, even as..
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Australia readies as renewed bushfire threat looms, economic costs soar

Australian firefighters used cool weather on Tuesday to try to strengthen containment lines around almost 200 wildfires burning in the country's southeast, as Prime Minister Scott Morrison prepared to..
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Australia bolsters defenses as cost of huge bushfires rises

Australian firefighters used cool weather on Tuesday to try to strengthen containment lines around almost 200 wildfires burning in the country's southeast, as Prime Minister Scott Morrison prepared to..
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Australia commits extra A$2 billion for bushfire rebuilding

Australia will commit an extra A$2 billion ($1.39 billion) over the next two years to help cover the cost of rebuilding as bushfires ravage the country, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Monday.
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President Macron offers French aid to Australia over bushfires

French President Emmanuel Macron said he had spoken to Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Sunday to offer French aid in dealing with Australia's devastating bushfires.
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Australian Prime Minister Morrison defends bushfire crisis response

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison found himself on Sunday again defending his actions in response to the country's unprecedented bushfires crisis that has killed 24 people and left thousands..
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Australia Prime Minister defers visits to India, Japan amid bushfire emergency

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has canceled official trips to India and Japan that were scheduled for the second half of January as he battles a bushfire emergency at home.
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Bushfire tragedy: PM Modi offers condolences to Australian counterpart Scott Morrison

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday offered condolences on behalf of all Indians to his Australian counterpart over the damages to life and property due to severe and prolonged bushfires.
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Australia PM inclined to cancel India trip due to bushfire crisis

Australia Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Friday said he was inclined to cancel an official trip to India planned for this month in order to deal with a bushfire crisis ravaging parts of his country.
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Australian Prime Minister jeered by angry bushfire victims

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison faced enraged hecklers and an angry firefighter in a town ravaged by bushfires, piling pressure on the leader amid an unprecedented crisis that has killed at..
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Australian PM under pressure as bushfires fuel climate debate

Calls for Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison to resign have littered social media platforms after it was revealed he was holidaying in Hawaii while the country battled a bushfire emergency and..
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Australian PM apologizes for vacation as firefighters killed in huge blazes

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison issued a rare public apology on Friday and cut short a Hawaiian vacation in response to mounting public anger after two volunteer firefighters were killed..
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Two Australian firefighters die as flames circle Sydney; prime minister cuts short holiday

Two volunteer Australian firefighters died while battling blazes around Sydney, authorities said on Friday, forcing Prime Minister Scott Morrison to cut short a vacation in Hawaii as temperatures were..
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Australia names first female intelligence chief

Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Friday appointed a woman to head a major Australian spy agency for the first time.
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Australian PM says three locals feared dead after New Zealand eruption

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Tuesday three Australians are feared to be among the confirmed fatalities from the New Zealand volcanic eruption.
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Australia to trim government as PM demands policy delivery

Australia will cut the number of government departments next year to focus on the continuity of policy and improving service, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Thursday.
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Australia to trim government next year to boost efficiency

Australia will cut the number of its government departments next year to focus on the continuity of policy and improving service, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Thursday.
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Australia to return historic Indian artifacts amid investigation

Australia will return three culturally significant artifacts to India when Prime Minister Scott Morrison visits the country early next year, the Australian government said on Wednesday.
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Australia probes 'deeply disturbing' allegations of Chinese political interference

Australia's domestic spy agency is investigating whether China tried to install an agent in federal parliament in what Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Monday called "deeply disturbing" allegations.
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Australia PM says allegation of China interference disturbing

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Monday that allegations in a media report that China had tried to install an agent in a parliamentary seat in Canberra were "deeply disturbing and..
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Australia, Fiji to send peacekeeping mission to Middle East

Australia and Fiji will send a joint United Nations peacekeeping mission to a disputed region in the Middle East as soon as next week, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said over the weekend.
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Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison to visit India in January, calls India a 'natural partner'

Calling India "natural partner for Australia" Morrison said, "India is a great success story of our region. A land of durable institutions and shared values."
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Australian PM echoes Trump with call to reject globalism

Australia should reject "unaccountable internationalist bureaucracy", Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Thursday, echoing a recent call by U.S. President Donald Trump for nations to embrace..
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Australia offers Trump only limited commitment on Iran: PM

Australia is not getting involved with the United States in its pursuit of aims in relation to Iran, beyond a commitment to freedom of navigation in the region, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said after..
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Australia offers East Timor aid package on anniversary

Australia will refurbish a naval base and help bring high-speed internet to the tiny Pacific nation of East Timor, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Friday, the latest effort by Canberra to win..
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Australia seeks release of writer as China warns not to interfere

Australia will advocate for the release of a Chinese-born Australian writer held by Beijing on suspicion of espionage, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Thursday, rejecting warnings by China not to..
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Australia PM says will stand up for writer arrested in China

Australia is concerned about the treatment of a Chinese-born Australian writer arrested in China on suspicion of espionage and will support his rights despite being told by Beijing not to interfere,..
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Australian PM says UK's Johnson convinced him he can deliver Brexit

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said his meeting with counterpart Boris Johnson had left him convinced that the British leader could deliver Brexit, speaking to reporters on the sidelines of a..
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