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Scott Morrison set to take up new jobs working alongside key Trump administration figures Mike Pompeo and Robert O’Brien


Scott Morrison is set to take up new positions in the American defence private sector alongside former key Trump figures.

Sky News Australia can reveal the former prime minister, who announced his retirement from Parliament on Tuesday, will join Trump administration secretary of state Mike Pompeo at a new Australian-founded US-based military venture capital firm.

DYNE Maritime was launched in October by Australian investment banker Matthew Kibble and former US Navy officer Tom Hennessy with an AUD$157 million capital base to invest in AUKUS related technologies.

Mr Morrison is also expected to join former National Security Advisor Robert O’Brien at his firm American Global Strategies.

The Member for Cook, who is expected to give a valedictory in Parliament in February before officially resigning, will still be based in Sydney but will likely travel frequently to the United States.

Mr Morrison and Mr Pompeo became good friends during their time in politics, with common ground both when it comes to their passion for national security, their concerns about the Chinese Community Party and their deep personal faith.

His roles with both Mr Pompeo and Mr O’Brien, who played key roles in Trump’s presidency will be helpful if Donald Trump does return to the White House.

Mr Morrison will reflect on his time as Prime Minister of Australia and reveal why he believes it was time to retire from politics in an exclusive sit-down interview with Sky News Australia host Paul Murray on Tuesday night.

You can watch the interview live right here via SkyNews.com.au or the Sky News Australia mobile app on the brand new streaming subscription.

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Earlier on Tuesday, Mr Morrison shared an emotional message on social media and hinted at the next steps of his career post-politics after news of his imminent retirement was broken on Sky News Australia.

In a heartfelt post on Instagram, the former prime minister said he would take on “new challenges” in the corporate sector and focus on spending more time with family.

“Just letting you know (especially everyone locally) that after more than 16 years as the Member for Cook, I have decided to leave parliament at the end of February to take on new challenges in the global corporate sector and spend more time with my family,” Mr Morrison said.

The former prime minister intends to return to parliament to give a valedictory speech, senior Liberal Party sources have told Sky News. Parliament resumes in early February.

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Party sources hosed down speculation heard from Sky that former New South Wales premier Mike Baird had been approached to run for the seat of Cook, located in Sydney’s south.

Mr Morrison, 55, was elected to the House of Representatives in 2007 after he won preselection for the seat of Cook.

He was appointed as the minister for immigration and border protection in 2013 followed by a stint as social services minister in 2014 and 2015.

Mr Morrison served as treasurer for about three years from 2015 to 2018 before becoming prime minister.



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