Scott Morrison was sworn in as Prime Minister of Australia on August 24, 2018 after being elected leader of the Liberal Party. He was first elected as the Federal Member for Cook in 2007.
Having spent more than a decade in the Australian Parliament, Prime Minister Morrison established a reputation as a passionate advocate for his local community as well as a vocal legislator for difficult social, political and economic policies, spanning three separate Cabinet portfolios prior to being elected to the role of Prime Minister.
During his time as Treasurer, his achievements included reducing the deficit, getting debt under control, maintaining Australia’s AAA credit rating, record jobs growth, cutting corporate and personal income taxes, ensuring multinationals pay their fair share of tax and reforming Australia’s banking and financial system.
The Prime Minister is from the Sutherland Shire in Sydney’s south. He is married to Jenny and has two young daughters. He is a ‘netball dad’, a member of his local church, number one ticket holder of his beloved NRL Cronulla Sutherland Sharks and a big Tina Arena fan.