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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 who has been Prime Minister of Australia and Leader of the Liberal Party since August 2018. He previously served in the Cabinet from 2013 to 2018, including as Treasurer of Australia. Morrison was first elected Member of Parliament (MP) for Cook in 2007. Ideologically, he identifies himself as a pragmatic conservative.

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Australia joins U.S.-led mission to protect Gulf shipping

Australia will join the United States in a security mission to protect merchant vessels traveling through key Middle East waterways after Iran seized a British-flagged vessel, Prime Minister Scott..
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Australia joins U.S.-led maritime security mission in Gulf

Australia will join the United States in a security mission to protect merchant vessels traveling through key Middle East waterways after Iran seized a British-flagged vessel, Prime Minister Scott..
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Videos for Scott Morrison

Australian student released from detention in North Korea [Video]Australian student released from detention in North Korea

*No access Australia* Australia's prime minister says an Australian student has been released from detention in North Korea. PM Scott Morrison told the Australian parliament on Thursday that Alek..

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Morrison confirms return of student missing in N. Korea [Video]Morrison confirms return of student missing in N. Korea

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said Australian student Alek Sigley, who had gone missing in North Korea, is now safe. Rough cut - no reporter narration.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:50Published

 

Amid growing tensions with Iran, Australia to join US-led mission to protect shipping through Strait of Hormuz

Australia will join the US-led mission to protect shipping through the Strait of Hormuz amid heightened tensions with Iran, Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced on Wednesday.
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Australia says it will join U.S.-led defense effort in Strait of Hormuz

Australia will join the United States in a coalition of countries protecting oil tankers and cargo ships from threats posed by Iran in the Strait of Hormuz, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on..
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Fiji PM accuses Australia's Morrison of 'insulting' Pacific island nations

Fiji Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama accused Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison of insulting leaders of Pacific island nations during a regional summit earlier this week, and said Chinese..
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Australia pushes Pacific islands to drop calls for stronger climate action

Australia stepped up efforts on Wednesday to convince Pacific Islands to abandon calls for tougher climate change goals, as Prime Minister Scott Morrison arrived in the tiny island of Tuvalu.
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Australian Prime Minister set to woo Pacific leaders at annual forum

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison will on Wednesday arrive in Tuvalu, a tiny Pacific Island, to start wooing a region that Canberra fears is edging closer to China.
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Australia prime minister joins transgender policy backlash

Cricket Australia (CA) have come under fire for a new policy aimed at making the sport inclusive for transgender and gender diverse players, with Prime Minister Scott Morrison describing it as..
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Australia won't host U.S. missiles, prime minister says

U.S. intermediate-range missiles will not be deployed in Australia, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Monday, after the United States revealed ambitions to site missiles in the Asia-Pacific region.
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Trump to host Australian PM for official visit, state dinner September 20

U.S. President Donald Trump will host Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison for an official visit and state dinner on Sept. 20, the White House said in a statement on Monday.
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Australia's Morrison calls for more prayer and religious freedom

Australia needs more prayer, Prime Minister Scott Morrison, a devout Christian, has said, vowing that his administration would do whatever needed to be done by way of legislation to protect religious..
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Australian student released from North Korea in 'good spirits'

An Australian student who was detained in North Korea has been released and has safely left the country, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Thursday.
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Australian student missing in North Korea is released

An Australian student who went missing in North Korea has been released, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Thursday.
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Australian government poised to secure $110 bln tax cut plan

Australia's conservative government is close to securing enough votes to pass sweeping tax cuts after independent lawmakers said on Tuesday they were poised to strike an agreement with Prime Minister..
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Facebook page of Australian missing in North Korea mysteriously reappears

The Facebook page of an Australian man missing in North Korea reappeared then disappeared again on Saturday hours before Prime Minister Scott Morrison said Australia is still trying to find out what..
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G20 summit 2019: PM Modi meets Xi, JoKo Widodo and Scott Morrison

Meet with President Xi came towards the end of the G20 summit where both leaders were seen interacting with each other.
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Australian PM Scott Morrison tweets selfie with PM Modi, says 'Kithana acha he Modi!'

The newly-elected Australian PM met his Indian counterpart on Saturday morning on the sidelines of G20 Summit in Japan and shared some light moments with him. Morrison clicked a selfie with Modi and..
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'Kithana ache he Modi', says Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison in Japan

The two leaders are in Japan to attend the 14th edition of G-20 Summit in Osaka.
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'Kithana Acha he Modi': Australian PM's fanboy Tweet after selfie with Indian PM

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison took to his Twitter wall and shared a selfie with PM Modi whose caption reads, "Kithana acha he Modi' means 'How nice Modi is'.
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Australia desperately seeking whereabouts of student in North Korea

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Friday Canberra has yet to establish the whereabouts of an Australian man missing in North Korea for several days.
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Australia says no word yet on student reported detained in North Korea

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Friday Canberra has yet to establish the whereabouts of an Australian man missing in North Korea for several days.The family of Alek Sigley said on..
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G20 Summit: In Japan, Donald Trump dines with Scott Morrison before talks with world leaders on trade, Iran, North Korea

Trump landed in Osaka, Japan, for the annual Group of 20 summit amid a tropical cyclone that is predicted to turn into a typhoon - a possible metaphor for the four days of high-stakes diplomacy that..
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Australian PM says Beijing should adopt reform to end U.S. trade war

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Wednesday that China should reform its economy to end a trade war with the United States that is damaging the global economy, comments that could strain..
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'Collateral damage' from US-China trade war not limited to two countries, threatens global economy, warns Australian PM

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison warned that 'collateral damage' from trade spats between China and the United States was threatening the global economy.
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Australia to bring children of dead Islamic State fighters home from Syria

Australia has gathered up eight children and grandchildren of two dead Australian Islamic State fighters from a Syrian refugee camp and will bring them home, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on..
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Australian government boosts Senate numbers ahead of tax cut bill

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison will need to secure just three votes in the country's upper house to pass legislation after election results on Wednesday showed his government picked up four..
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Australia PM to meet national broadcaster after police raids

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said he will meet with executives from the national broadcaster on Tuesday as he sought to calm tensions following two police raids against prominent media..
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Australia PM in Solomon Islands to build ties with eye on China

Prime Minister Scott Morrison arrived in the Solomon Islands on Sunday, the first visit by an Australian leader in more than a decade as Western nations seek to rein in China's influence in the..
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Scott Morrison sworn in as Prime Minister of Australia; new cabinet, which includes a record seven women, also takes oath of office

While Morrison only became prime minister through an internal party vote in August 2018 in which he replaced Malcolm Turnbull as chief of the ruling Liberal Party, he was returned to the post by voters..
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Australian PM to visit Solomon Islands as Pacific nation eyes ties to China

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison will visit the Solomon Islands next week, he said on Monday, as Western nations seek to rein in China's influence on the tiny Pacific island. With the United..
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Time to get back to work as Australian PM names cabinet

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison named his new cabinet on Sunday, with most positions staying the same, saying the government had "a significant agenda" to deliver and it was time to get back..
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Australia's re-elected government may miss tax break deadline

Australia's re-elected conservative government might not meet a June deadline for tax breaks that policy makers had been counting on to give the slowing economy a much-needed boost, after Prime..
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In coal we trust: Australian voters back PM Morrison's faith in fossil fuel

Australia's re-elected Prime Minister Scott Morrison once brandished a lump of coal in parliament, crying, "This is coal - don't be afraid!" His surprise win in what some dubbed the 'climate election'..
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Winning during economic slowdown, Australia's Morrison must halt rot

Surprisingly retained by Australians in a national election over the weekend, Prime Minister Scott Morrison's center-right government now needs to find a fast way out of a worrying slowdown in an..
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Australia's conservative coalition secures parliamentary majority

Australia's conservative coalition secured an outright parliamentary majority on Monday following a shock election victory, allowing Prime Minister Scott Morrison to progress his legislative agenda..
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Australian PM heads to church, football after 'miracle' election win

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison thanked his fellow Pentecostal churchgoers on Sunday after a miraculous election victory that defied years of unfavorable opinion polls and bruised a Labor..
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Miracle win offers Australian PM authority and government stability

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison may have won more than just another three years in office for his conservative coalition government.
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Australia's Pentecostal PM rides miraculous wave back into office

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison thanked his fellow Pentecostal churchgoers on Sunday after a miraculous election victory that defied years of unfavorable opinion polls and bruised a Labor..
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Australia's conservative government revels in 'miracle' re-election

Australia's conservative government celebrated on Sunday its surprise election victory that defied years of unfavorable opinion polls, with U.S. and Israeli leaders welcoming Prime Minister Scott..
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Australian PM Morrison celebrates unexpected election victory

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said his government had delivered a miracle result in Saturday's election where it unexpectedly looks set to retain office, saying the victory was for the..
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Labor leader concedes cannot win Australian election

Australian opposition leader Bill Shorten said late on Saturday evening that the Labor Party would not be able to form government and he had called conservative Prime Minister Scott Morrison to..
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Australians vote in election driven by climate policy; Opposition poses daunting challenge to Prime Minister Scott Morrison's Liberal party

Australians flocked to the polls on Saturday capping a bitterly fought election that may be the first anywhere decided by climate policy.
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Factbox: Australian political leaders Morrison and Shorten at a glance

Australians go to the polls on Saturday to choose between extending the six-year rule of the conservative Liberal-National coalition or electing the center-left Labor party.
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Factbox: Australia's election - key themes and contests

Australians go to the polls on Saturday in a contest to determine whether conservative Prime Minister Scott Morrison can maintain his shaky grip on power or whether the center-left Labor party will..
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Australian government on course for election defeat: poll

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison is on course for defeat at this weekend's national election, a political poll showed on Friday, as campaigning ahead of the ballot was overshadowed by the death..
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Political climate change: Australian leaders make last pitch to voters

Australia's political leaders on Thursday made their last big pitch to voters ahead of a May 18 election, with the opposition Labor leader calling for generational change and conservative Prime..
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