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Who is Scott Morrison?

Scott Morrison (born 13 May 1968) is an Australian politician serving as the 30th and current prime minister of Australia. He assumed office in August 2018 upon his election as leader of the Liberal Party of Australia. He is the longest-serving prime minister since John Howard.

Prime Minister Scott Morrison tests positive to COVID-19

Prime Minister Scott Morrison tests positive to COVID-19
Prime Minister Scott Morrison tests positive to COVID-19

The Prime Minister Scott Morrison has tested positive to COVID-19.

In a statement released late last night, Mr. Morrison confirmed he took a PCR test after developing a fever on Tuesday evening.

He had been due to attend an event in support of the Ukrainian community at the Sydney Opera House but canceled due to his symptoms.

Mr. Morrison said he was experiencing flu-like symptoms and would spend the next week recovering in isolation at home in Sydney.

“I had tested myself daily since Sunday, including this morning, with all tests returning a negative result,” he said.

“I took a further test this evening after developing a fever late today.

“The test was inconclusive, so I took a PCR test tonight, which returned a positive result late this evening.”

The Prime Minister’s positive result comes after he attended a meeting of the National Security Committee (NSC) earlier on Tuesday with senior ministers.

Mr. Morrison said he would be continuing with his regular duties during his isolation period.

Defence Minister Peter Dutton, who also attended the NSC meeting, said he had taken a rapid test and received a negative result this morning.

Mr. Dutton said Mr. Morrison’s symptoms seemed “pretty light” when he spoke to him on Tuesday night and that the Prime Minister was determined to keep working.

“I think he’s in pretty good spirits and back fully recovered pretty soon,” Mr. Dutton said.

Scott Morrison Biography, Wiki

Morrison was born in the suburb of Waverley in Sydney, the younger of two sons born to Marion (née Smith) and John Douglas Morrison (1934–2020). His father was a policeman who served on the Waverley Municipal Council, including a single term as mayor. Morrison’s maternal grandfather was born in New Zealand. 

His paternal grandmother was the niece of noted Australian poet Dame Mary Gilmore. In 2012, on the 50th anniversary of her death, he delivered a tribute to her in federal parliament. Morrison is descended from William Roberts, a convict who was convicted of stealing yarn and transported to Australia on the First Fleet in 1788.

Morrison grew up in the suburb of Bronte. He had a brief career as a child actor, appearing in several television commercials and small roles in local shows. Some reports have suggested that he was the iconic 1970s Vicks “Love Rub” kid, but footage to confirm or refute this has not been found; he has stated he was in a different Vicks commercial.

Morrison attended Sydney Boys High School before going on to complete a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) honors degree in applied economic geography at the University of New South Wales. His honors thesis, a demographical analysis of Christian Brethren assemblies in Sydney, was deposited in the University of Manchester Library’s Christian Brethren Collection.

 Morrison contemplated studying theology at Regent College in Vancouver, Canada, but he instead chose to enter the workforce after completing his undergraduate education, in part due to the disapproval of his father.

Scott Morrison Biography Wikipedia
Scott Morrison
Full NameScott John Morrison
Famous ForBeing the 30th Prime Minister of Australia
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters– 180 cm
in meters– 1.80 m
in feet inches– 5’ 11”
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourGrey
Political PartyLiberal Party of Australia
Political Journey• 2000: Became the State Director of the Liberal Party
• 2004: Became the first Managing Director of Tourism Australia
• 2006: He was sacked from the position
• 2008: Became the spokesman for housing and local government
• 2014: Appointed as Minister of Social Services
• 2015: Appointed as Treasurer of the Government
• 2018: Becane the Prime Minister of Australia
Personal Life
Date of Birth13 May 1968
Age (as in 2019)51 Years
BirthplaceWaverley, New South Wales, Australia
Zodiac signTaurus
HometownWaverley, New South Wales, Australia
SchoolSydney Boys High School
College/UniversityUniversity of New South Wales
Educational QualificationHonours in Applied Economic Geography
Food HabitNon-Vegetarian
Address102, Level 1 30 The Kingsway Cronulla, New South Wales
HobbiesReading and Kayaking
Controversies• In 2006, he was caught in a controversy when he defended and approved the “So where the bloody hell are you?” advertisement campaign for Tourism Australia. He was widely criticised over his decision.
• He didn’t share a good relationship with the then Tourism Minister, Fran Bailey and was a centre of media attention. In 2006, he was sacked from his position apparently due to his conflict with Bailey.
Girls, Affairs, and More
Marital StatusMarried
Marriage DateYear, 1990
Wife/SpouseJennifer Morrison
ChildrenSon– None
Daughters– Lily Morrison, Abbey Morrison
ParentsFather– John Morrison (Retired Policeman)
Mother– Marion Morrison
SiblingsBrother– Alan Morrison
Sister– None
Favourite Things
Favourite FoodCurry
Favourite ColourBlue
Favourite MovieAmazing Grace
Favourite Subject(s) in SchoolEnglish and Geography
Favourite Book(s)The Great World by David Malouf, Illywhacker by Peter Carey, The Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson
Money Factor
Salary (approx.)$200,000 (as in 2017)
Net Worth (approx.)$19 Million

Scott Morrison Career

In 1989, Scott Morrison began his career as National Policy and Research Manager for Property Council of Australia, holding the chair till 1995. From 1995 to 1996, he served as the Deputy Chief Executive of the Australian Tourism Task Force and from 1996 to 1998 as General Manager of the Tourism Council.

In 1998, he moved to New Zealand, where he served as the Director of NZ Office of Tourism and Sport till 2000. Subsequently, he returned to Australia to become the State Director of the New South Wales Liberal Party, a position he held till 2004.

From 2004 to 2006, he served as the Managing Director of Tourism Australia, a position he had to quit due to conflict with tourism minister Fran Bailey. Thereafter, he sought Liberal pre-selection for the Division of Cook for the 2007 election, eventually winning the ballot as a unity candidate.

On 24 November 2007, Scott Morrison entered the Federal Parliament on a Liberal Party ticket. In his maiden speech, he projected himself as a moderate, which led to his appointment as a shadow minister for housing and local government in Malcolm Turnbull’s coalition in September 2008.

In 2009, when the party leadership was taken over by rightist Tony Abbott, Morrison too underwent an ideological change, leading to his appointment as shadow minister for immigration and citizenship in December 2009. Later, he also served on the Shadow Cabinet Committee on Border Protection.

As shadow minister, he supported Abbott’s ‘Stop the Boats’ campaign, which aimed at stopping asylum seekers to reach Australia by boats.

In 2011, he was embroiled in further controversies when he criticized the government for paying the travel expenses of the relatives of the 2010 Christmas Island boat disaster victims. On the government 7 September 2013, the Liberal/National coalition won the federal election, eventually forming the government.

On 18 September 2013, Morrison was appointed the Minister for Immigration and Border Protection. He launched ‘Operation Sovereign Borders’, which aimed at stopping unauthorized boats from entering Australian water, on the same day.

In early December 2014, he had the ‘Migration and Maritime Powers Legislation Amendment (Resolving the Asylum Legacy Caseload) Bill 2014’ successfully passed. It gave him more power to deal with asylum seekers, including the power to return them to their country of origin or to detain them without charge.

In a cabinet reshuffle on 23 December 2014, Morrison was appointed Minister for Social Services, holding the post till 21 September 2015. Thereafter, he was appointed the Treasurer in the Turnbull Government, an office he held until 24 August 2018.

Scott Morrison Wife

On 14 January 1990, Scott Morrison married Jenny Warren, a registered nurse whom he had been dating since the age of sixteen. The couple has two daughters, Abigail Rose or Abbey (born in 2007) and Lily (born in 2009).

Scott Morrison FAQ’s

Who is Scott Morrison?

Scott John Morrison (born 13 May 1968) is an Australian politician serving as the 30th and current prime minister of Australia. He assumed office in August 2018 upon his election as leader of the Liberal Party of Australia. He is the longest-serving prime minister since John Howard.

What happened to Scott Morrison?

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has tested positive for COVID-19.

How old is Scott Morrison?

Scott Morrison is currently 53 years old.

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