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30th Prime Minister of Australia

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Scott Morrison: 30th Prime Minister of Australia
Scott John Morrison is an Australian politician serving as the 30th and current Prime Minister of Australia having become the leader of the governing Liberal Party in August 2018. He previously served in Cabinet from 2013 to 2018, including as Treasurer.

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Australia steps up Hong Kong action in wake of China security law [Video]

Australia steps up Hong Kong action in wake of China security law

PM Scott Morrison suspends extradition pact with territory and extends visas for Hong Kong people already in Australia.

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Australia extends visas for Hong Kong citizens [Video]

Australia extends visas for Hong Kong citizens

Australia Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Thursday (July 9) offered Hong Kong students studying in the country a pathway to permanent residency, after China imposed a new security law on the city.

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Australia considering safe haven offer for Hong Kongers [Video]

Australia considering safe haven offer for Hong Kongers

Australia is considering safe haven proposals for Hong Kong residents, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Thursday, after China imposed a new national security law on the financial hub. Libby Hogan..

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Australia targeted by state-based cyber attacks [Video]

Australia targeted by state-based cyber attacks

Australia is under increasing cyber attack from a “sophisticated state-based cyber actor”, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said. He would not name the state responsible, and said he made the threat..

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Australia adds to stimulus as record deficits loom [Video]

Australia adds to stimulus as record deficits loom

Australia's government will run record budget deficits this year and next as it spends big on stimulus and infrastructure to cushion the economy from the coronavirus, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said..

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NSW moves to block Black Lives Matter protest [Video]

NSW moves to block Black Lives Matter protest

Authorities in Australia's most populous state, New South Wales, are trying to block a Black Lives Matter protest in Sydney scheduled for Saturday, citing the risk of a coronavirus outbreak. Ryan..

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Man asks journalists covering Australian PM's press conference to get off his lawn [Video]

Man asks journalists covering Australian PM's press conference to get off his lawn

Australia's Prime Minister Scott Morrison was interrupted during a news conference on Thursday by a man asking journalists to get off his lawn. The man then yelled from his door, telling journalists to..

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PM Scott Morrison congratulates India for taking Chair of WHO's executive board [Video]

PM Scott Morrison congratulates India for taking Chair of WHO's executive board

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison congratulated India for taking Chair of WHO's executive board. During the interaction, PM Morrison said, "I commend India on its leadership on taking Chair of..

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Committed to open, inclusive, prosperous Indo-Pacific region: PM Morrison [Video]

Committed to open, inclusive, prosperous Indo-Pacific region: PM Morrison

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison attended first ever 'India-Australia Virtual Summit' with Prime Minister Narendra Modi. During the interaction, PM Morrison said, "We are committed to an open,..

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Wish I could be in India for 'Modi hug', to share my 'samosas': PM Scott Morrison [Video]

Wish I could be in India for 'Modi hug', to share my 'samosas': PM Scott Morrison

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said that he missed famous 'Modi hug' and wished to be in India in person. PM Morrison said, "I wish I could be there for what has become the famous 'Modi hug'..

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Australian PM Scott Morrison thanks PM Modi for constructive, positive role during tough time [Video]

Australian PM Scott Morrison thanks PM Modi for constructive, positive role during tough time

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison attended first ever 'India-Australia Virtual Summit' with Prime Minister Narendra Modi. During the interaction, PM Modi laughed as PM Morrison said, "It doesn't..

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PM Modi attends first ever 'India-Australia Virtual Summit' with PM Scott Morrison [Video]

PM Modi attends first ever 'India-Australia Virtual Summit' with PM Scott Morrison

Prime Minister Narendra Modi attended first ever 'India-Australia Virtual Summit' with Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison. During interaction, PM Modi said, "On behalf of the whole of India, I..

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Australian PM told to "Get off the grass!' [Video]

Australian PM told to "Get off the grass!'

It was supposed to be a symbol of Prime Minister Scott Morrison's command over the Australian economy on Thursday (June 4), but his press conference to announce a fourth stimulus package briefly turned..

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Australia seeks to engage China over actor sentenced to death

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Australia won't be intimidated in row with China: PM Morrison

Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Thursday he would not be intimidated by "coercion" after China restricted some Australian exports and urged Chinese tourists and students to avoid Australia.
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Australian PM on China tensions: country won't trade values in response to 'coercion'

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Australians urged not to take part in Black Lives Matter protests

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison urged people not to attend planned Black Lives Matter protests around the country this weekend, citing the risk of spreading the coronavirus.
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Australia PM tells locals to avoid Black Lives Matter protests due to COVID-19 threat

Australians should not attend planned protests against the death of black American George Floyd in U.S. police custody due to the risk of spreading coronavirus, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on..
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India, Australia sign on ‘comprehensive strategic partnership’

India and Australia elevated their ties to a ‘comprehensive strategic partnership’ as the first virtual summit between PM Narendra Modi and his Australian counterpart Scott Morrison saw the two..
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Aus-India virtual summit wraps up with 'Samosa-Khichadi' diplomacy; Morrison misses 'Modi hug'

After trying his hand on the crunchy samosas and delicious mango chutney, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Thursday promised his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi that he will prepare..
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What Australian PM said on 'Modi hug'

Addressing the first India-Australia bilateral virtual summit, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said that if he would have been travel to India for the summit he would not have missed out on..
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PM Modi holds virtual summit with Aussie counterpart Scott Morrison

In his opening remarks, Modi said he believed that it is the "perfect time and perfect opportunity" to further strengthen the relationship between India and Australia.
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India, Australia PMs to hold online summit, seal military logistics pact

India and Australia are set to seal a military logistics pact at an online summit between Prime Ministers Narendra Modi and Scott Morrison on Thursday that will lay the ground for greater military..
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'Get off the grass!' Australian PM told to move on during stimulus announcement

A media conference by Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison to announce a new stimulus package briefly turned comical on Thursday when he and reporters were told by a homeowner to get off a newly..
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PM Modi to hold 'bilateral virtual summit' with Australian PM

In a first, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be holding a 'Bilateral Virtual Summit' with his Australian counterpart Scott Morrison on June 4, signifying the strengthening of ties with Australia and..
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Australian PM accepts G7 invitation during call with Trump

Australia will accept an invitation to attend a Group of Seven (G7) nations meeting, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison told U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday.
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PM Modi rejuvenates 'samosa diplomacy' with Australia's Scott Morrison ahead of video summit

"Connected by the Indian Ocean, united by the Indian Samosa! Looks delicious, PM @ScottMorrisonMP! Once we achieve a decisive victory against COVID-19, we will enjoy the Samosas together. Looking..
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Australia PM Scott Morrison makes samosa, mango chutney; wishes to share with PM Modi

Australia Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Sunday took to Twitter to share an image of 'ScoMosas'—samosas made by him—and tagged PM Modi in the social media post expressing his desire to share with..
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Australia would welcome official invitation to G7, says government spokesman

Australia would welcome an official invitation to the Group of Seven (G7) nations and there has been contact on the matter between Prime Minister Scott Morrison and the United States, a government..
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Australia's 'war cabinet' shifts focus to jobs: PM

Australia's "war cabinet" will meet every month to focus on bringing unemployment down after successfully slowing the spread of the novel coronavirus, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Friday.
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Some sectors of Australian economy will need additional support - PM Morrison

Some sectors of Australia's economy will require additional stimulus, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Friday.
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Australian PM calls for economic overhaul to fuel post-coronavirus recovery

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Australia's borders will not open 'anytime soon': PM Morrison

Australia will not open the country's borders "anytime soon", Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Tuesday, but added the country will continue its discussions with neighbouring New Zealand for a..
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Australia to outline economic recovery plans as lockdowns ease

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison will on Tuesday outline his government's plans to revive the sputtering economy, but is expected to warn a recovery will take between three to five years.
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Australians warned worse still to come after job losses hit record high

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison warned citizens to brace for more bad news as data released on Thursday showed the country's monthly job losses rose to a record high because of coronavirus..
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Australia sets plan to end most COVID-19 restrictions by July

Australia will ease social distancing restrictions in a three-step process, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Friday, as Canberra aims to remove most curbs by July and get nearly 1 million people..
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Opening up, Australia maps out staged easing of COVID-19 curbs

Australia will ease social distancing restrictions in a three-step process, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Friday, as Canberra aims to remove all curbs by July and get nearly 1 million people..
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Australia to ease COVID-19 curbs in three stages, targets July for full removal

Australia will ease social distancing restrictions implemented to slow the spread of the coronavirus in a three-step process, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Friday, with the aim of removing all..
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Australian PM says no evidence coronavirus originated in China laboratory, urges inquiry

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison, who has angered Beijing by calling for a global inquiry into the coronavirus outbreak, said he had no evidence to suggest the disease originated in a..
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Australia to consider next Friday easing of coronavirus containment measures

Australia will consider next Friday whether to relax coronavirus-related mobility restrictions, as the growth rate of new infections slows, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Friday following a..
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Australia moving towards 'COVID-safe' society, but travel ban stays: PM

Australia's prime minister Scott Morrison said on Wednesday bans on international travel and large gatherings would stay in place even as the government eases lockdowns and moves towards a "COVID-safe"..
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Australia says COVID-19 inquiry is 'reasonable', not targeted at any country

Australia's calls for an independent inquiry into the origins of COVID-19 is "reasonable" and not targeted at any specific country, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Wednesday.
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Nearly 2 million Australians download coronavirus tracing app within hours of its release

Nearly two million Australians rushed to download an app designed to help medical workers and state governments trace close contacts of COVID-19 patients, as Prime Minister Scott Morrison's approval..
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Australians rush to download coronavirus tracing app, PM's popularity soars

More than a million Australians rushed to download an app designed to help medical workers and state governments trace close contacts of COVID-19 patients, as Prime Minister Scott Morrison's approval..
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Australia will make it a crime to use coronavirus tracing data for non-health purposes

Australia will make it illegal for non-health officials to access data collected on smartphone software to trace the spread of the coronavirus, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Friday, amid..
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Australia says all WHO members should back coronavirus inquiry

All member nations of the World Health Organization (WHO) should support a proposed independent review into the coronavirus pandemic, Australia's Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Thursday, further..
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Australia urges probe into origins of coronavirus, France says not now

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison sought support for an international investigation into the origins of the coronavirus pandemic in phone calls with U.S. President Donald Trump and the German..
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Australia, U.S. leaders discuss investigation into coronavirus pandemic

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has sought support for an international investigation into the coronavirus pandemic in phone calls with U.S. President Donald Trump, and the German and French..
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Road to recovery: Australia eases restrictions as coronavirus spread slows

Declaring Australia was on the road to recovery with new coronavirus infections almost stamped out, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Tuesday hospitals will resume many elective surgeries and..
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Australia eases restrictions on elective surgeries after slowing coronavirus spread

Australia will relax restrictions on elective surgeries after slowing the spread of coronavirus, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Tuesday.
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Australia may keep coronavirus restrictions for a year, schools could adopt roster

Australian public life could be constrained for another year because of the coronavirus pandemic, Prime Minister Scott Morrison warned on Friday, as the country's most populous state mulled sending..
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Australia to retain coronavirus curbs for at least another four weeks

Australia will retain curbs on public movement for at least four more weeks, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Thursday, dashing speculation the sustained low growth in new cases could spur a..
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Australia to keep coronavirus restrictions for four more weeks despite success

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Australia says coronavirus restrictions to continue at least four more weeks

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