Biography

Scott Morrison is the Federal Member for Cook and Treasurer.

Over the course of his ten years in the Australian parliament, Scott Morrison, or ScoMo as he is better known, has been a passionate advocate for his local community and made a habit of fixing difficult problems in three senior ministerial portfolios.

As Minister for Immigration and Border Protection, he successfully stopped the boats, fixing the very difficult problem of illegal immigration and people smuggling to Australia.

As Social Services Minister, he reduced abuse of the welfare system, put the pension system back on a sustainable financial footing and was the architect of the jobs for families initiative to make child care support fairer and more affordable.

As Treasurer, his achievements include reducing the deficit, getting debt under control, maintaining Australia's AAA credit rating, cutting corporate and personal income taxes, ensuring multinationals pay their fair share of tax and making sure Australia's banking system is strong, accountable, fairer and competitive.

During his time as Treasurer more than 500,000 jobs have also been created in the Australian economy with unemployment falling by 0.5%.

As Treasurer, Scott is a senior member of the Prime Minister Turnbull's team serving on the Expenditure Review, National Security, Energy and Infrastructure Committees of Cabinet.

ScoMo lives in the Sutherland Shire in Sydney's south with his wife Jenny and their two young daughters.  He is a netball dad, a member of Shirelive church, is proudly the number one ticket holder of his beloved NRL Cronulla Sutherland Sharks and a big Tina Arena fan.