Conservative netball dad who pursued tough immigration policies is Australia’s new PM

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia’s next prime minister is a career public servant from Sydney’s southern suburbs who rose to prominence by stopping asylum seekers arriving in Australia by boat and has steered the country’s fiscal direction for the past three years. Morrison, who has served as the country’s treasurer since 2015, represents the predominantly Anglo-Saxon … Continue reading Conservative netball dad who pursued tough immigration policies is Australia’s new PM

‘Trump-esque’ former cop Dutton eyes Australia PM role

By Jonathan Barrett, Erin Cooper SYDNEY (Reuters) - Peter Dutton, who has launched a challenge to become Australia’s prime minister, is a polarizing former police officer who forged a hard-line reputation enforcing tough immigration policies and making unpopular cuts to the health budget. Dutton has emerged in recent months as the leader of the Liberal … Continue reading ‘Trump-esque’ former cop Dutton eyes Australia PM role