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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 Cabinet from 2013 to 2018, including as Treasurer.

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Australia announces free childcare for six months [Video]

Australia announces free childcare for six months

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced on Thursday, a subsidy for childcare centres, part of the country's ongoing bid to keep businesses going during the coronavirus pandemic. Gloria Tso..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:23Published
Australia's Qantas to cease international flights [Video]

Australia's Qantas to cease international flights

Qantas Airways said on Thursday (March 19) it will halt all international flights from late March until at least the end of May, and is putting two-thirds of its workforce on leave after Australia told..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:47Published
Global supermarkets impose limits as panic buying spreads [Video]

Global supermarkets impose limits as panic buying spreads

Britain's biggest supermakets have imposed limits on how much shoppers can buy, as panic buying grips the country in scenes repeated all over the world. Joe Davies reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:47Published
'Stop hoarding... stop it.': Australia PM declares national emergency [Video]

'Stop hoarding... stop it.': Australia PM declares national emergency

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Wednesday that the country's citizens should abandon all overseas travel because of the coronavirus epidemic and banned all non-essential indoor..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:21Published
Australian health officials predict mass spread of coronavirus [Video]

Australian health officials predict mass spread of coronavirus

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison urges people to avoid gatherings of more than 500.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:14Published
Schools shut, travel curbed as world scrambles to fight coronavirus [Video]

Schools shut, travel curbed as world scrambles to fight coronavirus

Governments battling coronavirus epidemics from Iran to Australia shut schools, canceled big events and stocked up on medical supplies on Thursday in a race to contain the outbreak’s rapid global..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:19Published
Australian PM says world headed for 'pandemic,' puts emergency response plan in place [Video]

Australian PM says world headed for 'pandemic,' puts emergency response plan in place

There is every sign the world is about to be gripped by a pandemic of coronavirus, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison warned on Thursday, as Canberra kicked off emergency measures to restrain the..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:42Published
Australian PM responds to firefighter's viral tirade [Video]

Australian PM responds to firefighter's viral tirade

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Monday he was pleased that volunteer firefighter Paul Parker had not been dismissed following his viral tirade against the prime minister himself. Emer..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:26Published
Australian PM 'angry' at General Motors decision [Video]

Australian PM 'angry' at General Motors decision

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Monday (February 17) that he was angry and disappointed at General Motors decision to retire the Holden brand, although not surprised.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:18Published
Australian Wuhan evacuees land on Christmas Island [Video]

Australian Wuhan evacuees land on Christmas Island

Australians evacuated from China's Wuhan city arrived in the Indian Ocean territory of Christmas Island on Tuesday (February 4), where they will be quarantined to prevent the spread of a new flu-like..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:52Published
Australians from Wuhan arrive at quarantine [Video]

Australians from Wuhan arrive at quarantine

Australians evacuated out of Wuhan on Monday have arrived at Christmas Island, where they will live in quarantine for two weeks. Libby Hogan reports

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:30Published

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Peak body says Australia's international education system must be a 'two-way street'

Groups representing the education sector and international students are calling for greater support for those affected by COVID-19, after Prime Minister Scott Morrison said they should go home if they..
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Australia's health system capable of managing coronavirus pandemic: prime minister

Australia's healthcare system should be able to cope with the coronavirus pandemic based on its current trajectory, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Friday.
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Federal Government working on mandatory code of conduct for landlords

Scott Morrison said his government is working on an industry code of practice to ease issues between commercial landlords and tenants.
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Youth charity calls on PM to answer children’s COVID-19 questions

Save the Children is calling on Scott Morrison to sit down with Australian kids to talk about the coronavirus - similar to what the Norwegian, and New Zealand PM’s have done.
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Scott Morrison 'bewildered and frustrated' 16,000 Australians defied coronavirus travel advice

Prime Minister Scott Morrison says he's frustrated with the 16,000 Australians who decided to travel abroad despite strong advice not to, saying they were unlikely to "find themselves high on the list"..
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Coronavirus updates LIVE: Global COVID-19 cases surpass 737,000, NSW begins enforcement of Scott Morrison's social gathering restrictions

If you suspect you or a family member has coronavirus you should call (not visit) your GP or ring the national Coronavirus Health Information Hotline on 1800 020 080.
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New Zealanders in Australia eligible to access $130 billion wage subsidy scheme

Prime Minister Scott Morrison said New Zealanders were "part of an ongoing economy in Australia".
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Australia unveils 'job keeper' payments to keep economy running

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Monday committed a
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Government announces $1,500 wage subsidy to keep Australians in jobs during coronavirus

Prime Minister Scott Morrison said the $130 billion package will keep Australians in jobs during the coronavirus crisis.
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Australia's tenants who can't pay their landlords due to coronavirus are begging for a rent freeze

Some landlords have heeded Scott Morrison's message to "work out a compromise" with their tenants and have shown compassion, but for others, they say it's not possible.
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Coronavirus updates LIVE: Scott Morrison upgrades social-distancing restrictions as Australia's COVID-19 infection rate falls

If you suspect you or a family member has coronavirus you should call (not visit) your GP or ring the national Coronavirus Health Information Hotline on 1800 020 080.
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Australians in hotel quarantine thanked for their co-operation

Prime Minister Scott Morrison says 1600 Australians are now in hotels and other facilities around the country as part of a mandatory 14-quarantine of overseas arrivals.
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Australian PM urges public gatherings should not exceed two people

Australia's Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Sunday that public gatherings should not exceed two people and Australians should go out only when necessary, while those over 70 should self-isolate..
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'We are in uncharted territory': Australia's coronavirus lockdown measures further tightened

Prime Minister Scott Morrison says the number of people in outdoor spaces will be reduced from 10 to two people.
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Australia's lockdown measures further tightened

Prime Minister Scott Morrison says the number of people in outdoor spaces will be reduced from 10 to 2 people.
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Australia government says social distancing helping to slow coronavirus spread

The rate of spread of the novel coronavirus in Australia has halved in recent days, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Sunday as he announced an additional A$1.1 billion ($680 million) to expand..
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Australia strengthens self isolation rules for returning citizens as coronavirus spreads

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Friday tightened enforcement on self isolation for thousands of citizens returning from overseas, saying states and territories would quarantine all arrivals..
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International travellers returning to Australia to be sent to quarantine facilities for two weeks

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has praised the response of Australians to the coronavirus pandemic as "simply magnificent".
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All new arrivals to be sent to hotels for quarantine as military called in to enforce self-isolation rules

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has praised the response of Australians to the coronavirus pandemic as "simply magnificent".
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Australia backs $7.5 trillion plan to kickstart global economy smashed

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has met with other G20 leaders in a special online summit to deal with the coronavirus pandemic.
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Australia backs G20 coronavirus effort

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has met with other G20 leaders in a special online summit to deal with the coronavirus pandemic.
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Australia widens coronavirus testing as death toll rises

Australia will expand coronavirus testing, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Wednesday, as Canberra struggles to contain an outbreak that it said has killed nine people in the country.
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‘We need a Shane Fitzsimmons’: Government's latest coronavirus advice sparks confusion

Prime Minister Scott Morrison's announcement on further social distancing measures has been met with confusion after he told Australians to stay home, but defended allowing many businesses and..
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Scott Morrison stands firm on schools ahead of teachers union meeting

Prime Minister Scott Morrison says "everyone who has a job" should be able to send their children to school, while the Australian Education Union pushes for safety measures and exemptions.
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Coronavirus updates LIVE: Scott Morrison upgrades social gathering bans as Japan confirms the Olympics will be held in 2021

If you suspect you or a family member has coronavirus you should call (not visit) your GP or ring the national Coronavirus Health Information Hotline on 1800 020 080.
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Scott Morrison tells Australians to stay home unless 'absolutely necessary' to go out

Scott Morrison has announced a range of new measures to stop people gathering, but shopping centres remain open.
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Australian divisions over coronavirus put pressure on PM

On the burning question of whether Australian schools should close as coronavirus cases increase, Prime Minister Scott Morrison was adamant: "Children should go to school."
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Coronavirus updates LIVE: Scott Morrison shuts down pubs, gyms and restaurants for six months as COVID-19 cases surpass 300,000 worldwide

If you suspect you or a family member has coronavirus you should call (not visit) your GP or ring the national Coronavirus Health Information Hotline on 1800 020 080.
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Scott Morrison announces new restrictions and closures, but schools to stay open

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has announced new measures to curb the spread of coronavirus.
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Scott Morrison orders restaurants, gyms and pubs to close under drastic new measures

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has announced new measures to curb the spread of coronavirus.
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Federal Government advises against domestic travel, warns of 'draconian' enforcement of social distancing

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has warned of more draconian measures to enforce social distancing.
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Coronavirus: Australian PM warns of lockdowns

Scott Morrison said people must take social distancing seriously after crowds flocked to Bondi Beach.
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Australian states to consider draconian measures to enforce social distancing

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Sunday that states and territories will consider draconian measures to enforce social distancing to combat the coronavirus.
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Scott Morrison announces federal budget is postponed until October

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has postponed handing down the federal budget until 6 October because of the coronavirus pandemic.
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CBD Melbourne: Hands shaken and stirred

If recent events have taught us one thing, it’s that Scott Morrison can’t shake enough hands. So what now that the country’s most senior medico has decreed that kind of thing has to stop courtesy..
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COVID-19: Scott Morrison says there are 'limitations' to rescuing Australians stranded abroad

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has downplayed the chances of Australians - stranded abroad during lockdowns to contain COVID-19 - being rescued by authorities.
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We didn't want to infect others: restrictions cause havoc on weddings

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has announced new COVID-19 restrictions that will have a devastating impact on the events industry. 
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Australia bans non-residents from entering country on coronavirus fears

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Thursday all non-citizens and non-residents would be banned from entering the country from 9 pm (1000 GMT) Friday.
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Australia declares emergency, warns coronavirus crisis could last six months

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Wednesday declared a "human biosecurity emergency" and said the country's citizens should abandon all overseas travel because of the coronavirus epidemic..
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Australia declares emergency, invokes new powers to fight coronavirus

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Wednesday declared a "human biosecurity emergency" and said the country's citizens should abandon all overseas travel because of the coronavirus epidemic.
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Federal Government orders Australians not to travel overseas and bans indoor gatherings of 100 people or more

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has announced a ban on indoor gatherings of 100 people or more and told Australians don't go overseas.
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Coronavirus: Australia bans 'non-essential' gatherings of over 100 people

PM Scott Morrison announces sweeping new measures, but stops short of declaring a full lockdown.
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'Do not travel overseas': Australia raises restriction to highest level

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Wednesday strongly discouraged the country's residents against all overseas travel as he declared a human biosecurity emergency and banned all non-essential..
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Scott Morrison stands firm on keeping schools open during COVID-19 crisis

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has announced that schools will remain open as the Australian public is urged to implement social distancing to deal with the COVID-19 crisis.
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'It's un-Australian, and it must stop': Scott Morrison tells Australians to cease panic buying

Aldi, Coles, IGA and Woolworths are asking customers to be considerate of each other and staff, as Scott Morrison calls on Australians to stop panic buying.
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