Scott Morrison

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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.[1]

In the 2019 national elections, Morrison won a surprise victory despite the polls predicting[2] that the Australian Labor Party would win[3] – the Labour Party focused extensively on climate change and saw its "solutions" rejected by voters.[4] Celebrating his victory, Morrison promised to put the Australian people first.[5]

Morrison has spoken in favor of religious freedom,[6] and he has criticized far-left environmentalist protesters.[7] He has also criticized globalism.[8] During Morrison's government, Australia implemented stronger rules for universities to avoid foreign influence.[9] Morrison worked to reduce the number of government agencies.[10]

References

  1. Pinkerton, James P. (May 19, 2019). Pinkerton: Immigration Curbs Key to Conservative Victory in Australia and a Lesson for Trump. Breitbart News. Retrieved May 20, 2019.
  2. Westbrook, Tom; Barrett, Jonathan (May 20, 2019). 'Quiet Australians' are the latest to upset election forecasters' expectations. Reuters. Retrieved May 20, 2019.
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  5. Nguyen Ly, Mimi (May 18, 2019). Prime Minister Scott Morrison Promises to Put Australians First. The Epoch Times. Retrieved May 18, 2019.
  6. Australia's Morrison calls for more prayer and religious freedom. Reuters. July 10, 2019. Retrieved July 10, 2019.
  7. Karp, Paul (November 1, 2019). Scott Morrison threatens crackdown on protesters who would 'deny liberty'. The Guardian. Retrieved November 3, 2019.
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  9. Packham, Colin (November 14, 2019). Australia universities adopt guidelines to foil foreign interference. Reuters. Retrieved November 14, 2019.
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  10. Packham, Colin (December 4, 2019). Australia to trim government as PM demands policy delivery. Reuters. Retrieved December 4, 2019.