The Shovel’s definitive profile of Scott Morrison

The Shovel’s definitive profile of Scott Morrison

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Seat: Cook dinner

Location: Scotty’s Shire

Held by: Scott Morrison (Liberal Social gathering)

Place: Hairdresser, welder, pilot, builder, prepare dinner, seamstress, truck driver, farmer, military officer, clown

Margin: 19% (very protected)

Foremost opponent: Exhausting work  

Profile: Scott Morrison was created throughout a brainstorming session at a Sydney promoting company within the mid Nineteen Nineties. Initially the plan was to create a prototype for the quintessen­tial ‘fair-dinkum Aussie Dad’. However after just a few beers, the advert creatives thought it will be extra enjoyable to make him a dick­head as an alternative. No-one is aware of the place the bizarre Christian bit got here from.

‘I finished these’

Within the early 2000s Morrison had a quick profession as head of Tourism australia, the place he oversaw the ‘The place The Bloody Hell Are You?’ marketing campaign, extensively thought to be one of many least profitable within the organisation’s historical past. With tourism numbers plunging, the marketing campaign confirmed that Morrison lacked judgment, pos­sessed questionable money-management abilities and had a bent to misinterpret the temper of the nation. The Liberal Social gathering snapped him up instantly.

Morrison entered parliament in 2007 after a questionable pre-selection course of, and was moved to the shadow entrance bench a 12 months later. However it was in 2012, when Tony Abbott selected Morrison to implement his ‘cease the boats’ coverage, that the member for Cook dinner’s political profession actually took off. Over the approaching years the quantity of people that entered australia was zero, coincidentally, the identical quantity who entered australia when Morrison was head of Tourism australia.

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After 13 months in Immigration, Morrison moved to a brand new function as Social Providers minister. In one in every of his first speeches within the function, Morrison mentioned he wished to go looking the sewage of welfare recipients to see if he may discover traces of medicine. Shut mates on the time mentioned it was the clearest signal but that Morrison’s drug dependancy was spiralling uncontrolled.

“Beloved by his colleagues, Morrison has been described by those that know him greatest as a ‘horrible, horrible man’, ‘a liar’ and ‘an entire psycho’”


In 2018 Morrison was chosen by his get together to be Prime minister, however determined to tackle a string of non permanent roles as an alternative, together with a hairdresser, a pilot, a welder, a truck driver, a sheep shearer, an Indian chef, a water boy, a seamstress and a builder. He’s but to fake to play the function of Prime minister.

All the time one to sense the temper of the nation, he put all the things on maintain to take away a needle from a strawberry after which went on holidays when the nation was on fireplace.

An enduring legacy

Beloved by his Coalition colleagues, Mr Morrison has been warmly described by those that know him greatest as ‘a horrible, horrible man’, ‘a liar’ and ‘an entire psycho’.

And ‘a bully’, ‘self serving’, ‘racist’, ‘underwhelming’, ‘petty’, ‘insupportable’, ‘a wrecker’, ‘missing an ethical comp …’ <reduce brief as a consequence of house>

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