Everything that is good about modern Australia in the spirit of Scott Morrison can be found in the front bar of Launceston & # 39; s Sporties Hotel on Tuesday night $ 20.
Tradies drink a beer after a day of hard work, a young couple discusses plans to have children and small entrepreneurs talk about expanding their wealth.
It is this scene that Morrison says Bill Shorten will at least destroy in the next decade if the Labor leader wins the May 18 elections and takes his job.
Daily Mail Australia was with Morrison this week as he toured Tasmania and sat down with him for an exclusive interview about what drives him and where Australia is going.
& # 39; It will take us more than a decade to get over it & # 39 ;, he said about what would happen under a shortened government.
& # 39; You vote for work if you pay for it for at least ten years. & # 39;
Morrison is known as the man who stopped the boats that brought thousands of asylum seekers to Australia and who took away the welfare disorders in his earlier ministerial roles.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison is afraid of the Australia he knows and loves would be destroyed by a Labor government. He is depicted with & # 39; Johnsy & # 39 ;, a local in Launceston & # 39; s Sporties Hotel
& # 39; It will take us more than a decade to get over it & # 39 ;, Scott Morrison says about what would happen under a Bill Shorten government. & # 39; You vote for work if you pay for it for at least ten years & # 39;
Scott Morrison carries himself in a café environment as he says he is: a normal suburban guy. On Tuesday evening in Launceston & # 39; s Sporties Hotel he drank Boags
He is portrayed by his opponents as not caring enough for the less fortunate or vulnerable, but the Pentecostal Christian talks a lot about the prevention of suicide by young people and domestic violence.
His love for the Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks is real – he was the number one ticket holder of the NRL club more than two years before he became prime minister.
But his love of baseball caps is exaggerated because he first wore him for sun protection when he visited Queensland shortly after taking office. People keep giving him caps and he can't really say no.
In a cafe where the 50-year-old father of two, who swam half an hour ago to get pregnant, wears himself as he says he is: a normal suburb.
The prime minister found what he saw when he entered Sporties unannounced around 6:30 pm on Tuesday, and the drinkers seemed to like him, with most referring to him as & # 39; ScoMo & # 39 ;.
Within a few minutes, he had paid $ 5 to participate in the pool competition of the night and beat the first of several schooners and pots with Boa & # 39; s.
The liberal leader had been to Launceston many times and called the northern Tasmanian city of 100,000 & # 39; Lonnie & # 39; like the locals.
For the next two and a half hours – Morrison would be there long after the cameras disappeared – he talked to every man and woman about what they wanted.
He listened to why the region needed more students, how power prices were rising and why voters were sick of politics and politicians.
He told drinkers that under a Labor government they would pay more for everything from the ute they had brought to their workplace to what they did in the children's lunch boxes for school.
Scott and Jenny Morrison, pictured with their daughters Abbey, 9 (left) and Lily, 11, moved last September from their home in Sutherland Shire in Sydney to Kirribilli House
The prime minister threw in $ 5 on Tuesday night for the pool game Sporties Hotel and became & # 39; SCOMO & # 39; put on the board. He lasted one match against local drinker & # 39; Johnsy & # 39;
He had a chicken parmigiana at a bar table nearby after refusing the publican from a private dining room and was defeated by five balls in two pool games.
& # 39; This is my favorite part of campaigns & # 39 ;, Morrison told Daily Mail Australia.
& # 39; The most honest conversations you have are in the park, at the foot of the foot, next to the pool, or in the pub, because people just tell what they really think. & # 39;
Scott Morrison says that Bill Shorten (photo) will ruin Australia as an elected prime minister
Morrison & # 39; s first opponent above the pool table was the local carpenter & # 39; Johnsy & # 39 ;, who said the prime minister was welcome and a & # 39; good guy & # 39; layman.
Another carpenter, Jamie Goss, said he was Morrison & # 39; down to earth & # 39; found.
Traffic controller Jake Vlasveld, 25, said the prime minister sincerely understood his sector and you can talk to him like a real person.
When a young man told Morrison that he and his partner wanted to have children, but were not sure they could, he told them about his own 14-year struggle with wife Jenny to father their first child.
& # 39; He said: & # 39; practice is doing well & # 39;, & # 39; said the young man. & # 39; "Just don't turn yourself off." & # 39;
Licensee Nick Daking did not know what to expect from Morrison, but said: & # 39; He passed the pub test. & # 39;
& # 39; There is not one person here who has not had a beer and made a chat with him. No matter how they vote, everyone made her think he was a good guy. & # 39;
If Bill Shorten seems the most comfortable to talk to workers in factories and construction sites, Morrison talks to average Australians at home who enjoy the fruits of their work.
His choices: Scott Morrison is getting ready to play in the Sporties Hotel pool competition for a chicken parmy. Publican Nick Daking says the prime minister & # 39; passes the pub test & # 39;
The polls – and bookmakers – suggest that the prime minister will lose the election he announced on Thursday, but he says he is ready for the fight of his political life and still believes he can win
The polls – and bookmakers – suggest that the prime minister will lose the election he announced Thursday, but he says he is ready for the fight of his political life and still believes he can win.
& # 39; Of course it's big and of course we're the underdog & # 39 ;, he said.
The day after his night at Sporties, Morrison told Daily Mail Australia what he liked about being a prime minister and why Australia should try it again.
The best part of this job is that I can meet everyone. I meet so many different people from all over the country and they tell me their stories.
& # 39; The best part of this job is that I can meet everyone, & # 39; he said. & # 39; I meet so many different people from all over the country and they tell me their stories.
& # 39; They tell me what's the matter with them. I get a picture of life in Australia that I think few people do because of the privilege of being prime minister.
& # 39; People will come and they will share their stories with you and that is their joy and their sorrow.
& # 39; I just love going out with Australians from all walks of life. & # 39;
When asked why he deserved to remain prime minister, Morrison said: & # 39; because I believe Australians want to keep their economy strong, because they know that everything else results from it. & # 39;
& # 39; Of course we all want better health care, of course we all want our schools to be financed, we all want medicines to be funded, we all want cancer, we want all these things.
Another baseball cap: people have given Scott Morrison caps since he was photographed while visiting Queensland, which was destroyed by drought in August last year
& # 39; Australians understand all of that. We all share that, but the difference between us and Labor is that they can never pay for it.
& # 39; They just have no form to manage money and that is why the economy is central to the elections. & # 39;
Morrison said that Shorten would destroy the economy and ruin the current way of life of Australians.
& # 39; He has a plan that puts Australians together & # 39 ;, he said.
& # 39; He has a plan driven by envy, not aspiration, and he has a negative image. I think about how our country works together.
& # 39; It's a struggle between us and them, but we don't see it that way.
& # 39; That's why my tax plan really offers tax relief for everyone, not a part at the expense of others.
& # 39; It says the harder you work, the better you do – good for you. That is actually how you make a stronger economy. It's not rocket science, it's really not.
& # 39; That's why I saw you vote for Labor if you have paid more than a decade for it. Because that's what happened.
& # 39; I do not want another decade to start, such as that in which Labor actually brings us in the right direction again. We can go further here and that is why I say we cannot return now.
& # 39; We have done the hard work and the economy is heading in the right direction and we will need it, because we are facing quite a few major challenges in the coming years. & # 39;
& # 39; I think it's great that kids are still playing football with the natural strip in my electorate – I think that's great. When I see the kids do that when I go home … I love it, & the Prime Minister says
Morrison said the government would change now, change everything, including what he saw as a typical Australian way of life.
& # 39; I am a boy from a suburb of Sydney, & # 39; he said. & # 39; I love the suburbs, I grew up in the suburbs.
& # 39; I think it's great that kids are still playing football with the natural strip in my electorate – I think that's great. When I see the kids do that when I go home … I love it.
& # 39; That's still happening in the suburbs of Sydney today, because I'm sure an AFL ball – a Sherrin – is still happening in the suburbs of Melbourne, whether in Tasmania or Adelaide or in Perth.
I think it's great that kids are still playing football with the natural strip in my voters – I think that's great. When I see the kids do that when I go home … I love it.
& # 39; That's where the character of where we live should stay, so I'm very excited about that. & # 39;
Morrison no longer drives through the suburbs to Pork Hacking in the Sutherland Shire after he moved to Kirribilli when he replaced Malcolm Turnbull as Prime Minister in August last year.
But he didn't want his suburban dream to be destroyed by labor policies that he said would harm small businesses, make Australians unemployed – and force them to drive electric cars they don't want.
& # 39; I think there is a little thing in the suburbs that says we just want to live our life the way we want to live our life, & # 39; he said.
& # 39; And if that means we want to connect the boat at the back of the car or go fishing, or the tinny or the trailer or whatever it is.
& # 39; If someone wanted to drive an SUV because they had three children, they should be able to, or they might decide that we want to connect the boat at the back of the car or go fishing, or the tinny or the trailer or whatever. & # 39;
Mr. Morrison described himself as the & # 39; keeper of the legacy of Menzies-Howard & # 39; and said: & # 39; I really want to take the tax monkeys off people's backs. & # 39; He announced an election on Wednesday
Morrison said while his government had a plan for the future, if he won the election, voters could also expect that they & # 39; be steadfast if they go & # 39;
& # 39; Oh, sure – by getting the budget back into the surplus and keeping it there without increasing taxes, so you can grow the economy and continue rolling out the infrastructure and services on which people trust.
& # 39; Labor has learned nothing from their time when they were in government and they have shown nothing of that learning while in opposition.
& # 39; So Labor has not changed, but as I have said, they will change everything, they will change it all in all respects. & # 39;
Morrison also had a message for those considering changing because of change: & # 39; Don't risk it & # 39 ;.
& # 39; The last time this risk was taken, it took us more than ten years to go back to where we were. You change governments when you change the country.
& # 39; We have not got to where we are by imposing taxes and slowing the economy. We got there by reducing taxes, building infrastructure and growing the economy, and Labor does not want to follow that approach.
& # 39; The economy is not theoretical, it is real – it is just as real as the air you breathe. Because it determines what you get, it determines whether you have a job, it determines how many resources there are in your community.
& # 39; So it's very, very real and I'd say you can't take that for granted. It can change and Labor will change it. & # 39;
Morrison described himself as the & # 39; guardian of the legacy of Menzies-Howard & # 39; and said: & # 39; I really want to take the tax monkeys off the people & # 39 ;.
On the bar: Mr. Morrison is the number one cardholder of the NRL club Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks. He is pictured with liberal candidate Eleni Petinos in the latest NSW state elections
Small businesses in particular had to be supported if the country continued.
& # 39; That is what I know that the whole show is going on, & # 39; he said.
& # 39; As long as small businesses are doing well in this country, our economy is in good shape.
& # 39; When they struggle for oxygen because they are taxed, that is why our economy really, really hurts. & # 39;
I did say a few years ago that I think Australians rejected the sound on Canberra.
Morrison did not believe that the Australians had increasing suspicion of politicians or that they distanced themselves from politics.
& # 39; I said a few years ago that I think Australians rejected the sound on Canberra, & # 39; he said.
& # 39; & # 39; There is the bubble, as I described it, that Australians don't live. They live outside the bubble.
& # 39; I think when I said it resonated quite strongly with Australians that a lot of people make decisions in that bubble.
& # 39; It goes back to that question, why do I like being in places like Sporties? It's not in the bubble.
& # 39; You will not find any bubble dwellers in Sporties. You would never find Johnsy in the bubble, I can assure you. & # 39;
Mr Morrison said that he would not have thought about what he would do if he did not win the elections. & # 39; I don't think about it – because that's not my job, & # 39; he said. It is shown on Thursday
Morrison said that if people had disconnected themselves from politics, they would start working again now that a budget had been delivered and an election had been announced.
& # 39; They've listened to that budget and now they know they're going to an election that reluctantly opens your ears if you want, reluctantly opens their eyes, and there's nothing wrong with that.
& # 39; One of the things I have to say that I love Australia very much and Australian politics is that people are much more interested in the things that happen in their lives.
& # 39; People are more interested in other things, but that doesn't mean that things in politics are unimportant to them. Of course they are very important.
& # 39; Healthcare is important. The importance of education, defense and national security is important.
& # 39; You would not want to confuse a lack of interest in those topics with the sound of Canberra. & # 39;
& # 39; One of the things I have to say that I love Australia very much and Australian politics is that people are much more interested in the things that happen in their lives & # 39 ;, said Morrison.
Although Shorten is less popular with the electorate than with Morrison, neither will campaign based on their personality.
& # 39; People I think have become tired of the personalities of politics & # 39 ;, said Morrison.
Australië Australians are interested in has the government brought the budget back into balance? Do they deliver the roads we want? Has the financing gone to the hospital and to schools?
Morrison said he would not have thought about what he would do if he did not win the election.
& # 39; I don't think about it – because that's not my job, & # 39; he said.
& # 39; It is my job as Prime Minister to secure re-election to continue doing what we believe in. There are no second prizes in politics. & # 39;
& # 39; Political reporting focuses on the personalities and activities of politics & # 39 ;, Morrison said. & # 39; Australians are not that interested in it & # 39 ;. It is shown in a different baseball cap