Biography

Scott Morrison, or ScoMo as he is better known, was appointed Treasurer in September 2015 and was first elected as the Federal Member for Cook in 2007.

During his more than ten years in the  parliament, ScoMo has established a reputation as a passionate advocate for his local community as well as a proven fixer for difficult policy problems in three senior Cabinet portfolios.

As Minister for Immigration and Border Protection, he successfully stopped the boats. As Social Services Minister, he reduced abuse of the welfare system and put Australia’s social safety net on a more sustainable footing. 

As Treasurer, his achievements have included reducing the deficit, getting debt under control, maintaining Australia's AAA credit rating, record jobs growth, cutting corporate and personal income taxes, ensuring multinationals pay their fair share of tax and  reforming Australia's banking and financial system.

As Treasurer, ScoMo is a senior member of Prime Minister Turnbull's team also serving on the Expenditure Review and National Security Committees of Cabinet, amongst others.

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, number one ticket holder of his beloved NRL Cronulla Sutherland Sharks and a big Tina Arena fan.