Morrison, Scott,1968–, Australian political leader, b. Sydney. Morrison was head of tourism for both New Zealand and Australia before he became state director (2000–2004) of the Liberal party in New South Wales. A social conservative, Morrison was first elected to parliament in 2007, as a Liberal. He became minister for immigration and border protection (2013–14) under Prime Minister Tony AbbottAbbott, Tony
(Anthony John Abbott), 1957–, Australian political leader, b. London, England. His family moved to Australia in 1960. Educated at the Univ. of Sydney and, as a Rhodes scholar, at Queens College, Oxford, Abbott worked as a journalist for the Bulletin
..... Click the link for more information. and inaugurated a controversial program to stop asylum seekers from reaching Australia by boat, intercepting and delivering them to Indonesia or to offshore detention centers. He then was social services minister (2014–15) and treasurer (2015–18), serving in Malcolm TurnbullTurnbull, Malcolm Bligh,
1954–, Australian political leader, b. Sidney. Educated at the Univ. of Sidney and, as a Rhodes scholar, at Oxford, he practised law and was a journalist and a successful businessman before turning to politics.
..... Click the link for more information. 's cabinet from 2015. In 2018 Morrison successfully challenged Turnbull for the party leadership and succeeded him as prime minister.