Scott Morrison is the prime minister of Australia, serving since 2018. He leads the right-of-center Liberal Party of Australia. Ideologically, he is relatively conservative and is known for his lead role in formulating and implementing Australia's tough policy toward illegal immigration, something which helped him win the 2019 federal elections.
In the 2019 national elections, Morrison won a surprise victory despite the polls predicting that the Australian Labor Party would win – the Labour Party focused extensively on climate change and saw its "solutions" rejected by voters. Celebrating his victory, Morrison promised to put the Australian people first.
Morrison has spoken in favor of religious freedom, and he has criticized far-left environmentalist protesters. He has also criticized globalism. During Morrison's government, Australia implemented stronger rules for universities to avoid foreign influence. Morrison worked to reduce the number of government agencies.
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