Scott Morrison is an Australian politician, held the position of the 30th prime minister of Australia from 2018 to 2022, concurrently serving as the leader of the Liberal Party of Australia. Presently, he represents the New South Wales seat of Cook in the parliament, a role he has occupied since 2007.
Age- 55 years
Full name-Scott John Morrison
Born-13 May 1968
Spouse-Jenny Morrison (m. 1990)
Profession-Politician, Member of the Australian House of Representatives
Party-Liberal Party of Australia
Office-Member of the Australian House of Representatives since 2007
His parents are Marion and John Douglas Morrison. His father was a policeman and served on the Waverley Municipal Council, holding the position of mayor for a single term. He is the younger of two sons.
At the age of 16, Morrison and Jenny Warren started dating and later got married in 1990. Morrison was 21 and Warren was 22 when they married.
They have two daughters together.
Morrison pursued his education at Sydney Boys High School and subsequently earned a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) honors degree in applied economic geography from the University of New South Wales.
Morrison spent his early years in the suburb of Bronte and briefly pursued a career as a child actor, featuring in television commercials and small roles in local shows. Although initially considering theological studies at Regent College in Vancouver, Canada, he opted to enter the workforce after completing his undergraduate education, influenced in part by his father’s disapproval. Morrison held positions such as director of the New Zealand Office of Tourism and Sport from 1998 to 2000, managing director of Tourism Australia from 2004 to 2006, and state director of the New South Wales Liberal Party from 2000 to 2004.
In 2007, Morrison was elected to the Australian House of Representatives as the Member of Parliament for the division of Cook in New South Wales, quickly ascending to the shadow cabinet. Following the Liberal-National coalition’s triumph in the 2013 election, he became Minister for Immigration and Border Protection in the Abbott government, overseeing Operation Sovereign Borders. Morrison later assumed the role of Minister for Social Services in a reshuffle in 2014 and was appointed Treasurer in September 2015 when Malcolm Turnbull became prime minister.
In August 2018, Morrison emerged as a compromise candidate in a leadership ballot, securing victory to become the leader of the Liberal Party and subsequently the prime minister. He led the Coalition to an unexpected victory in the 2019 election but faced criticism for his handling of the 2019–20 bushfire season and the government’s response. During the COVID-19 pandemic, Morrison established the National Cabinet, earning praise for successfully containing the virus in Australia. However, the initial slow pace of the COVID-19 vaccination rollout drew criticism.
Morrison’s tenure also witnessed significant developments in foreign policy, including the signing of the AUKUS security pact and heightened tensions with China and France. He provided logistical support to Ukraine in the aftermath of the 2022 Russian invasion but faced criticism for the government’s response to the 2022 eastern Australia floods and perceived inaction on climate change. The Liberal Party was defeated in the 2022 election, leading to Morrison’s resignation as party leader, with Peter Dutton succeeding him.
After leaving office, Morrison faced controversy for secretly holding several ministerial positions while serving as prime minister, leading to a censure motion passed against him in Parliament.
Scott Morrison Announces Resignation from Parliament
Former Prime Minister Scott Morrison has officially announced his resignation from Parliament, putting an end to months of speculation surrounding his political future. The Cook MP confirmed his decision to retire in statements to The Australian, expressing that it’s “time to move on” and pave the way for a new local representative. After over 16 years of serving the people of Cook in the federal Parliament, Morrison acknowledged the difficulty in leaving a role he loves, but believes the timing is right to embrace new challenges and spend more time with his family.
Morrison provided insights into his future plans, expressing anticipation for “new challenges” in global strategic advisory roles and private boards. He mentioned leveraging his network established through his involvement in the AUKUS defense pact and the QUAD alliance. Additionally, he plans to focus on spending quality time with his family. Morrison also revealed an upcoming book, a religious and political memoir titled “Plans for your good.”
Speculation about Morrison’s resignation had been circulating among political insiders for months, gaining momentum after his electoral defeat to Labor in 2022.
Scott Morrison’s net worth is approximately $35.5 million dollars.