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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 PM 'misled public' on fires

Malcolm Turnbull tells the BBC he "cannot explain" Scott Morrison's actions during the crisis.
BBC News - Published

Australia softens climate change rhetoric as bushfires, and voters, rage

Three years ago, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison, then Treasurer, brandished a lump of coal in parliament as a totem of how the ruling conservative coalition planned to keep the lights on and..
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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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Australia's Prime Minister insists Sydney fireworks will go ahead [Video]Australia's Prime Minister insists Sydney fireworks will go ahead

Sydney's famous New Year's Eve fireworks will go ahead despite the country's wildfire crisis. Prime Minister Scott Morrison said the display would show the world Australia's resilience. Firefighting..

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Meet one of the many facing Australia's bushfires [Video]Meet one of the many facing Australia's bushfires

Already weary from more intense bushfires this season, debate has sparked over whether Australia's volunteer firefighters should be paid. Libby Hogen reports.

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Australian PM announces paid leave for public servant firefighters [Video]Australian PM announces paid leave for public servant firefighters

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Tuesday (December 24) announced four weeks of paid leave for public servants taking time off to fight fires as volunteers, during his tour to fire-affected..

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Australian PM tours areas devastated by wildfire crisis [Video]Australian PM tours areas devastated by wildfire crisis

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has toured areas of New South Wales devastated by recent wildfires. Around 200 wildfires were burning in four states, with New South Wales accounting for more..

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Australia's PM apologises for Hawaiian holiday as bushfire crisis continues [Video]Australia's PM apologises for Hawaiian holiday as bushfire crisis continues

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison visited the Rural Fire Service (RFS) headquarters in Sydney on Sunday, having returned from a holiday in Hawaii that drew sharp criticism as the bushfires..

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Australian PM Scott Morrison apologizes for family holiday amid major wildfires [Video]Australian PM Scott Morrison apologizes for family holiday amid major wildfires

New South Wales is in the middle of a seven-day state of emergency as the fires, encouraged by a ferocious heatwave, rage out of control.View on euronews

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Australia fires: Scott Morrison apologises for family holiday [Video]Australia fires: Scott Morrison apologises for family holiday

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has apologised for taking a family holiday in Hawaii as deadly wildfires raged across several states, destroying homes and claiming the lives of two volunteer..

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'An awful day': catastrophic conditions fuel Australia's bushfires [Video]'An awful day': catastrophic conditions fuel Australia's bushfires

Powerful winds and high temperatures are exacerbating bushfires across Australia, with blazes encircling Sydney burning at a dangerous level. David Doyle reports.

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Australian prime minister's approval rating goes up in flames

Public support for Prime Minister Scott Morrison has slumped to its lowest levels amid widespread anger over his government's handling of Australia's bushfire crisis, according to a survey released by..
Reuters - Published

Can Australia's PM Scott Morrison recover from the fires?

Since September, bushfires have killed at least 28 people and destroyed thousands of homes.
BBC News - Published

Australia fires: PM admits mistakes in handling of crisis

Scott Morrison responds to criticism over the bushfires, proposing an inquiry into the crisis.
BBC News - Published

Australian PM proposes high-powered inquiry into bushfires response

After weeks of criticism over the handling of the bushfires scorching Australia, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Sunday he will propose a national review into the response to the disaster, as the..
Reuters - Published

Australia bushfires: Country braces for 'difficult day'

Prime Minister Scott Morrison warned "we are a long way from the end of this crisis".
BBC News - Published

Australian prime minister says troops will remain in Iraq

Australian troops and personnel will stay in Iraq to continue their mission, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Thursday, as tensions eased following an Iranian attack on U.S. forces there.
Reuters - Published

Don't be put off by fires, Australia tells tourists

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison urged foreign tourists not to be deterred by deadly wildfires that have razed large swathes and sent smoke as far as South America, even as authorities fretted..
Reuters - Published

Australian leader urges tourists not be deterred by bushfires crisis

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison urged foreign tourists not to be deterred by deadly wildfires that have razed large swathes of the country and sent smoke palls as far as South America, even as..
Reuters - Published

Australia readies as renewed bushfire threat looms, economic costs soar

Australian firefighters used cool weather on Tuesday to try to strengthen containment lines around almost 200 wildfires burning in the country's southeast, as Prime Minister Scott Morrison prepared to..
Reuters - Published

Australia bolsters defenses as cost of huge bushfires rises

Australian firefighters used cool weather on Tuesday to try to strengthen containment lines around almost 200 wildfires burning in the country's southeast, as Prime Minister Scott Morrison prepared to..
Reuters - Published

Australia commits extra A$2 billion for bushfire rebuilding

Australia will commit an extra A$2 billion ($1.39 billion) over the next two years to help cover the cost of rebuilding as bushfires ravage the country, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Monday.
Reuters - Published

President Macron offers French aid to Australia over bushfires

French President Emmanuel Macron said he had spoken to Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Sunday to offer French aid in dealing with Australia's devastating bushfires.
Reuters - Published

Australia bushfires might burn for months, Morrison warns

Scott Morrison announces the creation of a recovery agency, amid fierce criticism of his response.
BBC News - Published

Australian Prime Minister Morrison defends bushfire crisis response

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison found himself on Sunday again defending his actions in response to the country's unprecedented bushfires crisis that has killed 24 people and left thousands..
Reuters - Published

Australia Prime Minister defers visits to India, Japan amid bushfire emergency

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has canceled official trips to India and Japan that were scheduled for the second half of January as he battles a bushfire emergency at home.
Reuters - Published

Australia fires: The public ire falling on Australia's 'absent' PM

Heckled by people in fire-ravaged communities, Scott Morrison has become a key focus of frustration.
BBC News - Published

Australia PM inclined to cancel India trip due to bushfire crisis

Australia Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Friday said he was inclined to cancel an official trip to India planned for this month in order to deal with a bushfire crisis ravaging parts of his country.
Reuters - Published

Australian Prime Minister jeered by angry bushfire victims

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison faced enraged hecklers and an angry firefighter in a town ravaged by bushfires, piling pressure on the leader amid an unprecedented crisis that has killed at..
Reuters - Published

Australia fires: Morrison heckled by bushfire victims

Scott Morrison cut short a visit to the town of Cobargo, where two people died earlier this week.
BBC News - Published

Australia fires: Angry residents berate PM Morrison in blaze-ravaged town

Scott Morrison had to leave Cobargo after residents insulted him and told him he was unwelcome.
BBC News - Published

Australian PM under pressure as bushfires fuel climate debate

Calls for Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison to resign have littered social media platforms after it was revealed he was holidaying in Hawaii while the country battled a bushfire emergency and..
Reuters - Published

Australia fires: PM rejects 'reckless' calls to limit coal industry

Scott Morrison said Australia would not "engage in reckless and job-destroying" cuts to coal.
BBC News - Published

Australian PM apologizes for vacation as firefighters killed in huge blazes

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison issued a rare public apology on Friday and cut short a Hawaiian vacation in response to mounting public anger after two volunteer firefighters were killed..
Reuters - Published

Two Australian firefighters die as flames circle Sydney; prime minister cuts short holiday

Two volunteer Australian firefighters died while battling blazes around Sydney, authorities said on Friday, forcing Prime Minister Scott Morrison to cut short a vacation in Hawaii as temperatures were..
Reuters - Published

Australia names first female intelligence chief

Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Friday appointed a woman to head a major Australian spy agency for the first time.
Reuters - Published

Why Australia's PM is facing climate anger amid bushfires

As vast areas burn, Scott Morrison is being accused of playing down the impact of climate change.
BBC News - Published

Australian PM says three locals feared dead after New Zealand eruption

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Tuesday three Australians are feared to be among the confirmed fatalities from the New Zealand volcanic eruption.
Reuters - Published

Australia to trim government as PM demands policy delivery

Australia will cut the number of government departments next year to focus on the continuity of policy and improving service, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Thursday.
Reuters - Published

Australia to trim government next year to boost efficiency

Australia will cut the number of its government departments next year to focus on the continuity of policy and improving service, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Thursday.
Reuters - Published

Australia to return historic Indian artifacts amid investigation

Australia will return three culturally significant artifacts to India when Prime Minister Scott Morrison visits the country early next year, the Australian government said on Wednesday.
Reuters - Published

Australia probes 'deeply disturbing' allegations of Chinese political interference

Australia's domestic spy agency is investigating whether China tried to install an agent in federal parliament in what Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Monday called "deeply disturbing" allegations.
Reuters - Published

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