On Tuesday, January 23, Scott Morrison announced his departure from politics in order to propel his business career in the global corporate sector. He will step down as the representative of a Sydney suburb by the end of February, marking an end to his 16 year long parliamentarian term.
Scott Morrison to Focus on the Global Corporate Sector
The Aussie parliamentarian is gearing up to join global strategic and defence firms alongside former US secretary of state Mike Pompeo and former Trump security advisor Robert O’Brien. As per The Australian, Morrison has appointed as the “vice-chair of American Global Strategies-headed by Mr. O’Brien- with a focus on US and Indo-Pacific strategic issues. He will also join Mr. Pompeo as a strategic adviser to asset management firm DYNE.”
The 55 year old took to his social media handle to share the news. He further expressed his desire to spend more time with his family and friends.
Morrison’s Infamous Stints
The former PM’s political career has been marred with controversy. From being an active advocate for use of fossil fuels to acquiring US and British nuclear submarine in secrecy, the Australian politician has made headlines for all the wrong reasons.
On one occasion, Scott Morrison had brought a lump of coal to the Parliament to prove that it did not pose any danger. He also claimed that arson was the major cause of wildfire as opposed to climate change.
His leadership term witnessed some of the most devastating crises including the 2019-20 Black Summer bushfires and the Covid-19 pandemic. His surreptitious self-appointment to multiple ministerial roles during the pandemic had also sparked outrage.
He was first elected as the Federal Member for Cook in 2007.