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Scott Morrison: Tina Arena and me

You think you've got the measure of Scott Morrison MP - wait till you read this.

Scott Morrison is the evangelical Christian who experienced some very dark days and was “crying out” to God for help.
But, in a rare personal interview with The Weekly Editor, Helen McCabe, the tough-talking federal minister and his wife, Jenny, reveal another side of the politico.
When he isn't arguing politics you are likely to find Liberal MP Scott Morrison with his family.
"He's taken to Saturday night cooking, which is really hilarious. He gets all the ingredients and starts from scratch. He's got to have beers happening and music playing," laughs wife Jenny before reluctantly conceding Morrison is a big fan of Tina Arena.
Though, Jenny adds with an eye-roll, her husband doesn't always wash up with the same enthusiasm.
The 47-year-old has recently been moved from the Immigration portfolio into another controversial area - Social Services.
And even though he would have preferred to have been rewarded with the prestigious Defence portfolio, he has taken the welfare system by storm announcing difficult reforms and forging alliances.
As one influential MP said, "If we lose the next election, Scott Morrison will be leader."
In the wide-reaching interview, available in this month's Australian Women's Weekly on stands today, Morrison also speaks about his faith.
He describes himself as an Evangelical Protestant but maintains his beliefs do not define his politics.
"My personal faith in Jesus Christ is not a political agenda," he says.
To read the full story buy The Australian Women's Weekly on sale today.

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