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30th Prime Minister of Australia

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Scott Morrison: 30th Prime Minister of Australia
Scott John Morrison, nicknamed ScoMo, 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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Scott Morrison rejects criticism over 'sports rorts' email trail

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has rejected fresh attempts from the federal opposition to link him to a controversial $100 million sports grants program.
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Morrison rejects fresh sports rorts link

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has rejected fresh attempts from the federal opposition to link him to a controversial $100 million sports grants program.
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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..

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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.

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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..

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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

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The grim clear up of dead wildlife in Australia's bushfires [Video]The grim clear up of dead wildlife in Australia's bushfires

Australia and New Zealand military personnel searched for and cleaned up dead animals on Kangaroo Island, as bushfires left up to a billion animals dead or at risk. Lauren Anthony reports.

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Australian Prime Minister's Rating Falls With Bushfire Crisis [Video]Australian Prime Minister's Rating Falls With Bushfire Crisis

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s approval rating dropped dramatically. According to Reuters, it fell as bushfires ravage Australia, killing 28 people and destroying 2,000 homes. Morrison..

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Australians Urged To Get Out Because Of Dangerous Bushfires [Video]Australians Urged To Get Out Because Of Dangerous Bushfires

Australia urged nearly a quarter of a million people to evacuate their homes. Authorities said it could get “very, very challenging” and prepared military backup. According to Reuters, soaring..

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Thousands of Australians protest over climate change policy as bushfires rage [Video]Thousands of Australians protest over climate change policy as bushfires rage

The bushfire crisis has piled pressure on Prime Minister Scott Morrison's conservative government to do more to combat climate change after Australia weakened its commitment to the U.N. Paris climate..

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Australian PM also says Iran shot down flight [Video]Australian PM also says Iran shot down flight

Scott Morrison echoes other Western leaders, saying intelligence shows missile unintentionally fired at the Boeing 737-800 jet, killing all passenger onboard.

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Australia calls for another mass evacuation as monster bushfires return [Video]Australia calls for another mass evacuation as monster bushfires return

Australian authorities urged another mass evacuation across the heavily populated southeast on Thursday as a return of hot weather fanned huge bushfires. Ciara Lee reports

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Australian firefighters mourn colleagues killed in bushfire [Video]Australian firefighters mourn colleagues killed in bushfire

The funeral took place Tuesday for a 36-year-old firefighter killed along with a colleague on December 19 after a burnt tree fell in the path of their firetruck, causing it to roll. A third firefighter..

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Australia commits billions to wildfire recovery fund [Video]Australia commits billions to wildfire recovery fund

Australia's Prime Minister Scott Morrison said the government was committing an extra 2 billion Australian dollars to help communities recover from deadly wildfires. Mr Morrison said the funds were in..

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Australian Prime Minister Morrison Blames 'Breakdown In Communications' [Video]Australian Prime Minister Morrison Blames 'Breakdown In Communications'

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison faced backlash over his response to the country’s unprecedented bushfires. According to Reuters, the bushfires have killed 24 people, destroyed the..

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Bushfires rage out of control across southeast Australia [Video]Bushfires rage out of control across southeast Australia

Bushfires burned dangerously out of control on Australia's east coast on Saturday, fueled by high temperatures and strong winds that had firefighters battling to save lives and property, and..

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Australian Prime Minister Receives Backlash After Visiting Town Hurt By Bushfires [Video]Australian Prime Minister Receives Backlash After Visiting Town Hurt By Bushfires

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison faced backlash during his visit to an Australian town. According to Reuters, Corbago in New South Wales state was hurt by bushfires, killing at least 18 people...

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Australia calls up 3,000 reservists as wildfire threats escalate [Video]Australia calls up 3,000 reservists as wildfire threats escalate

Prime Minister Scott Morrison said 23 people have now died in the wildfires so far this summer.View on euronews

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Death toll rises from Australia wildfires [Video]Death toll rises from Australia wildfires

The death toll from Australia’s ongoing wildfires crisis reached 23 on Saturday, as Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced 3,000 defence force reservists would be called up to help fight blazes in..

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Scott Morrison: I understand wildfire victims' anger [Video]Scott Morrison: I understand wildfire victims' anger

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Friday he understood why residents he greeted in a bushfire-ravaged town angrily confronted him a day earlier.

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Australian PM heckled on visit to New South Wales [Video]Australian PM heckled on visit to New South Wales

Australian prime minister Scott Morrison is heckled on a visit to fire-damaged New South Wales. Authorities said 381 homes had been destroyed on the NSW southern coast this week, while 18 people have..

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Australian PM attends funeral of volunteer firefighter [Video]Australian PM attends funeral of volunteer firefighter

A funeral service has taken place for volunteer firefighter Geoff Keaton, who died battling wildfires ravaging Australia. The family of Mr Keaton, firefighters and Australian Prime Minister Scott..

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Economic impact from coronavirus will be 'more significant than the bushfires' in Australia

Fifteen Australians have been cleared of coronavirus and seven others only have mild symptoms, Prime Minister Scott Morrison has confirmed.
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Coronavirus a global health crisis: PM

Fifteen Australians have been cleared of coronavirus and seven others only have mild symptoms, Prime Minister Scott Morrison has confirmed.
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Scott Morrison says the system failed murdered Hannah Clarke and her children

Federal Parliament has held a moment's silence for the Brisbane mother and children murdered by their father.
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'Dear Scotty': Australian celebrities are urging Scott Morrison to take action on climate change

A campaign from environmental organisation Greenpeace urges Scott Morrison to act on climate change as a family man.
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Australia to spend $726 million to upgrade strategic northern airbase

Australia will spend A$1.1 billion ($725.9 million) to upgrade an airbase in the country's tropical north, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Friday, a development that increases Canberra's military..
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Climate change becomes battleground in bushfire royal commission

Scott Morrison wants the bushfire royal commission to report back quickly so its advice and recommendations can be acted on before the next fire season.
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‘Eco-warriors will whinge over climate change’ but won’t acknowledge hazard reduction

‘eco-warriors will whinge over climate change’ but won’t acknowledge hazard reduction
Sky News host Peter Gleeson says “eco-warriors are very happy to link climate change to bushfires” but won’t acknowledge the problems caused by a lack of back burning and hazard reduction. On..
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Australia extends ban on China arrivals to fourth week on coronavirus worries

Australia will extend a ban on arrivals from mainland China into a fourth week to contain the risk of exposure to the coronavirus, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Thursday.
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China travel ban extended for another week as coronavirus cases continue to rise

Prime Minister Scott Morrison says the travel ban will continue as the number of coronavirus cases in Hubei continue to increase.
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Australian PM announces national inquiry into devastating bushfires

australian pm announces national inquiry into devastating bushfires
CANBERRA, Feb. 20 (Xinhua) -- Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has announced a national inquiry into the "Black Summer" bushfires. The Royal Commission into the bushfires which claimed at least..
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Australia to hold wide-ranging enquiry into disastrous bushfires

Australia will hold a wide-ranging enquiry into the causes of recent bushfires that killed 33 people and razed an area the size of South Korea, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Thursday.
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Religious leaders appeal to Scott Morrison as 'fellow person of faith' for more climate action

Christian, Hindu, Buddhist, Jewish, Muslim and other faith leaders have written to Prime Minister Scott Morrison urging him to heed climate science.
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Faith leaders press PM on climate action

Christian, Hindu, Buddhist, Jewish, Muslim and other faith leaders have written to Prime Minister Scott Morrison urging him to heed climate science.
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Religious discrimination bill backfires on Christians

Under Scott Morrison’s religious discrimination bill, life will be easier for businesses if they simply do not hire Christians.
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Scott Morrison to push tech investment target to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050

The coalition government is expected to push for a technology investment target in a bid to cut emissions.
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Australia fires: Firefighter’s outburst at Scott Morrison goes viral

The man claims he was sacked for criticising Scott Morrison, but authorities have denied it.
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Australia to evacuate more than 200 citizens from cruise ship quarantined at Japan port

Australia will evacuate more than 200 of its citizens onboard a coronavirus-stricken cruise ship being held under quarantine in the Japanese port of Yokohama, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on..
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Scott Morrison reportedly considering plan to evacuate Australians on virus-hit Diamond Princess cruise ship

About 200 Australians stranded on board the Diamond Princess cruise ship off Japan are waiting to find out whether they will be flown home as American passengers were taken off the virus-hit ship.
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Pressure mounts on Scott Morrison over ineligible sports grants

Nationals MP David Gillespie has dismissed damning evidence about a federal sports grants scheme as a mere "technicality".
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Audit officials reveal nearly half of sports rorts grants were 'ineligible'

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has previously claimed no rules were broken as all projects were eligible.
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Australia extends virus ban on arrivals from mainland China

Australia will maintain an entry ban on foreign nationals from mainland China for another week to reduce the risk of exposure to the coronavirus, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Thursday.
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Scott Morrison extends China travel ban for another week

Scott Morrison has extended the China travel ban which was due to end on Saturday.
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Kevin Rudd warns Scott Morrison not to 'crabwalk' away from responsibility on Closing the Gap

Kevin Rudd has cautioned Prime Minister Scott Morrison against shirking responsibility on Closing the Gap on inequalities faced by Indigenous Australians.
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PM may extend travel ban as deaths jump

Prime Minister Scott Morrison says the government is considering an extension of the Chinese travel ban which ends this weekend.
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Australia PM says to replace 'failing' Indigenous policy

australia pm says to replace 'failing' indigenous policy
SYDNEY: Australia is on track to meet just two of its targets aimed at improving the lives of its Indigenous people, including increasing life expectancy and improving literacy, Prime Minister Scott..
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To close the chasm leaving First Australians behind, hear our Voice

A signatory to the Uluru Statement from the Heart writes in response to Scott Morrison's Closing the Gap speech.
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The Prime Minister delivers his speech on the latest Closing the Gap report

We're live as Scott Morrison speaks about the findings of the Closing the Gap report.
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Closing the Gap report shows only two out of seven targets on track as PM calls for new approach

Prime Minister Scott Morrison will deliver the latest Closing the Gap annual report, saying things are better but we haven't made the progress we should have.
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Closing the Gap: Scott Morrison seeks Indigenous role in gap plan

Prime Minister Scott Morrison will deliver the latest Closing the Gap annual report, saying things are better but we haven't made the progress we should have.
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Independent Zali Steggall seeks meeting with Scott Morrison on climate bill

An independent MP is hoping to discuss her climate change bill with Prime Minister Scott Morrison in a bid to gain government support for the plan.
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Independent seeks PM meeting on climate

An independent MP is hoping to discuss her climate change bill with Prime Minister Scott Morrison in a bid to gain government support for the plan.
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Watch: The Prime Minister and Indonesia's President hold joint media conference

Indonesia's President Joko Widodo is speaking with Prime Minister Scott Morrison on the second day of his official visit to Australia on the second day of his official visit to Australia
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Renae Lawrence urges Scott Morrison to help reduce sentences of fellow Bali Nine members

Bali Nine drug smuggler Renae Lawrence has called on Prime Minister Scott Morrison to help reduce the sentences of the five remaining members.
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Australians warned against travel to China

Another evacuation from Wuhan is possible but Scott Morrison is warning the window on getting out of coronavirus-hit China is closing.
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Aust working on second virus evac flight

Another evacuation from Wuhan is possible but Scott Morrison is warning the window on getting out of coronavirus-hit China is closing.
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Australian PM reshuffles cabinet after coalition partner ructions

Australia's Prime Minister Scott Morrison reshuffled his cabinet on Thursday, replacing two senior ministers from junior coalition partner the National Party following their recent resignations.
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Australia prime minister announces cabinet reshuffle

Australia's Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Thursday announced a cabinet reshuffle following the resignations of two senior ministers.
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Scott Morrison concerned about flow of bushfire donations

Prime Minister Scott Morrison says charities and state governments need to be transparent about their handling of money donated to help bushfire-affected communities.
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'You are magnificent': PM praises Chinese-Australians for coronavirus response

Prime Minister Scott Morrison says the country's containment measures are "working well" as he thanked members of the Chinese community for their co-operation with the coronavirus self-isolation..
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Australia launches inquiry into veteran suicide rates

Australia is to hold a wide-ranging inquiry into suicides among military veterans and will appoint a permanent commissioner to try to curb the death rate, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on..
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Scott Morrison thanks Chinese community in Australia for coronavirus response

Prime Minister Scott Morrison says the country's containment measures are "working well" as he thanked members of the Chinese community for their co-operation with the coronavirus self-isolation..
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Scott Morrison says he won't be 'bullied' on climate by inner city voters

Prime Minister Scott Morrison says he "won't be bullied" into changing his government's position on climate change as National MPs renew demands for more investment in coal.
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Scott Morrison to appoint independent commissioner into veteran suicides

A permanent independent commissioner into veteran suicides will reportedly be appointed to probe deaths and make recommendations on mental health and wellbeing.
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