Malcolm Turnbull is the Shadow Minister for Communications and Broadband.
Member for Wentworth, Malcolm Turnbull lives in Wentworth with his wife Lucy and two children Alex and Daisy. Mr Turnbull was born in 1954 and lived in Vaucluse and Double Way, being raised by his father from age 9. He completed a Bachelor of Law and Bachelor of Arts degree in Sydney before studying for a Bachelor of Civil Law at Brasenose College, University of Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar.
In 1980 he returned to Australia and began working as a barrister until 1983. In 1986 he set up his own law firm and in 1987 an investment banking firm. He cofounded OzEmail in 1994 and in 1997 moved to Goldman Sachs.
From 1993 to 2000 he was Chairman of the Australian Republican Movement.
Malcolm Turnbull entered Federal politics in 2004 winning the seat of Wentworth. In 2006 he was appointed Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister followed twelve months later to Cabinet as Minister for Environment and Water Resources.
In 2007 he was appointed Shadow Treasurer and in 2008 elected Leader of the Liberal Party as Leader of the Opposition. He lost this position on 1st December 2009. After the 2010 election which saw him re-elected with a swing of over 11% he was brought back to the front bench as Shadow Communication Minister.
“TurnbullMalcolm: RT @9NewsBrisbane: PM @TurnbullMalcolm pledges to speed up major projects to fix Brisbane's gridlock traffic. @samheathwood #9News https://…”
“TurnbullMalcolm: RT @Lateline: Tonight on #Lateline one of @TurnbullMalcolm's favourite authors-Economics Professor &‘urban thinker’ #EdwardGlaeser https://…”
“TurnbullMalcolm: Our Smart Cities Plan will deliver best-value roads and rail, more affordable homes and reduced commutes https://t.co/KTs6XpeoTb”
“TurnbullMalcolm: @mtothehart @Fed_Square lettuce agree - it's bean plum and games”
“TurnbullMalcolm: The great thing about being able to grow vegetables in a community rooftop garden in Melb is anyone can turnip https://t.co/QxtqiWoi2e”
“TurnbullMalcolm: RT @ScottMorrisonMP: The Turnbull Govt is focused on not increasing the tax burden on the Australian economy #Budget2016 #auspol https://t.…”
“TurnbullMalcolm: RT @PaulFletcherMP: At Smart Cities Summit in Melbourne: many stakeholders here to join @TurnbullMalcolm to discuss Govt's #SmartCitiesPlan”
“TurnbullMalcolm: RT @SkyNewsAust: @TurnbullMalcolm due to speak at the Smart Cities Summit in Melb. Live soon on #auspol https://t.co/VZGpeGAr9D (@JaydeCot…”
“TurnbullMalcolm: Despite the years, despite the healing, the sense of loss weighs heavily as we remember Port Arthur 20 years ago https://t.co/r31GADTAsm”
“TurnbullMalcolm: RT @theage_photo: 20th anniversary commemoration service of the #PortArthur massacre. https://t.co/93gXMowUYf”
“TurnbullMalcolm: RT @abcnewsTas: An emotional speech from PM @TurnbullMalcolm at #portarthur 20th anniversary memorial https://t.co/xwv3ygvn7q https://t.co/…”
“TurnbullMalcolm: The tragedy at #PortArthur united us with a rare intensity. We will never forget. https://t.co/IgquG9Zt8s”
“TurnbullMalcolm: In Tas discussing the strategic potency & stealth of new Aus subs - and the prospect of 'Subby McSubface' https://t.co/r19qWktgmQ”
“TurnbullMalcolm: RT @ABCNews24: WATCH @TurnbullMalcolm speak from #PortArthur on the 20 year anniversary of the massacre which claimed 35 lives https://t.co…”
“TurnbullMalcolm: Last time I had Tas Prime Oysters was in China for Aus-China Week – our producers are making the most of #Chafta https://t.co/RoRMtWIOLl”
“TurnbullMalcolm: Our commitment to a new icebreaker is the single biggest investment in the history of the Australian Antarctic program”
“TurnbullMalcolm: We will invest $1.9bn in a new icebreaker to expand Tasmania’s role as the gateway to Antarctica https://t.co/QDxtcFe5mJ”
“TurnbullMalcolm: RT @JulieBishopMP: Great to see local oyster industry take advantage of 3 FTAs @TurnbullMalcolm #Hobart https://t.co/0rvj0GznW9”
“TurnbullMalcolm: Supporting trailblazers like Grace & Amanda to seize opportunity in the construction sector https://t.co/TAsAB1nbqX https://t.co/JmlKECdRnw”
“TurnbullMalcolm: It was fantastic to launch a mentoring programme to support women in the building and construction sector today https://t.co/xL94Ipoawu”
“TurnbullMalcolm: Enjoyed speaking with Brisbane's @robinterrybob about submarines, women in construction & how to make passata https://t.co/FSag0khCi5”
Malcolm Turnbull grilled on ABC's 7.30 over negative gearing 'common sense' claim - Sydney Morning Herald
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull offered no modelling, only "common sense" to justify his negative gearing policy, telling the ABC's 7.30 host Leigh Sales that figures showing top earners had the most to gain were "beside the point". Sales asked what ...
Loggerheads over housing prices - NEWS.com.au
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and Treasurer Scott Morrison have condemned Labor's plans to limit negative gearing, a move the ALP says would save on foregone income tax revenue and would lower prices by discouraging many investors and increasing ...and more »
Malcolm Turnbull expected to make submarines announcement on Tuesday - Sydney Morning Herald
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull is expected to announce on Tuesday who will win the $50 billion bid to build Australia's next fleet of submarines, as the formal election campaign approaches. Germany's ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems (TKMS) and French firm ...
Anzac Day 2016: help heal scars from recent wars, says Malcolm Turnbull - The Australian
Mr Turnbull spoke of the disastrous 1916 attack at Fromelles in which 5500 Australians were killed, wounded or missing in action. It was no wonder the soldiers felt like lions led by imperial donkeys in a doomed attack they said was more terrible than ...
Election 2016: How Malcolm Turnbull's doorstop drew attention to the housing affordability crisis - Sydney Morning Herald
Malcolm Turnbull has ventured deep into Sydney suburbia to announce, once and for all, his government will not make any changes to negative gearing or capital gains tax in next week's federal budget. From the front garden of a family home in the ...
The Fitz Files: The four key areas Malcolm Turnbull must address to get elected - Sydney Morning Herald
Look, no one asked me, but for what it's worth here is my analysis of the coming election, based on the obvious premise that what truly counts is who gets the progressive swing voters in the middle – the ones Malcolm Turnbull rose to the Prime ...
Malcolm Turnbull's government is sending more mixed messages on tax - Sydney Morning Herald
The Turnbull government is sending more mixed signals on tax, refusing to publicly confirm reports the budget will include middle class income tax cuts that appeared to be off the table just a few weeks ago. The government is reportedly planning to ...and more »
Malcolm Turnbull hosts meeting with First Nations People to rebuild Government relationship - ABC Online
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has moved to rebuild the Federal Government's relationship with the Indigenous community, reaching out to host a meeting with the elected leaders of the National Congress of Australia's First Nations People.
'Walking in the other direction': Malcolm Turnbull's broad retreat on climate - Sydney Morning Herald
But for policy areas directly under Turnbull's control, it's been a dismal few months for climate action, not least CSIRO's assault on climate science launched on February 4 that will see dozens of leading researchers sacked among as many as 450 jobs ...and more »
'Most unwise': Malcolm Turnbull warns Channel Nine may be investigated - Sydney Morning Herald
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has suggested that Channel Nine's alleged six-figure payment to free their crew from a Lebanese prison may be examined by Australian authorities. It was reported on Friday that Nine paid Ali Elamine, the father at the ...
Turnbull rejects funding extension - The Mercury
Denison MP Andrew Wilkie asked Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull in Question Time to give an assurance to continue the $325 million funding stream he said was established in 2012 in recognition of Tasmania's extraordinary public health needs. Mr Wilkie ...and more »
Election 2016: Malcolm Turnbull rolls the dice and now his fate rests in an unlikely budget - Sydney Morning Herald
Ideally, Turnbull would have started this more strongly. But this is politics. A government that just a couple months ago was regarded as unbeatable is now level-pegging with a resurgent Labor opposition that has barely put a foot wrong in strategic terms.
Stephen Conroy's criticism of Governor-General Peter Cosgrove 'appalling', Malcolm Turnbull says - ABC Online
Protocol required him to shake hands with Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, Opposition Leader Bill Shorten, President of the Senate Stephen Parry and Lower House Speaker Tony Smith when departing the Upper House. But his actions raised eyebrows ...
Malcolm Turnbull says 12 offshore patrol vessels to be built in Adelaide - ABC Online
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has confirmed Adelaide will be home to the early construction of 12 offshore patrol vessels. Mr Turnbull said the build, along with 21 Pacific patrol boats and the nine future frigates previously announced, would create ...
Are you listening Malcolm Turnbull? Victoria sets new benchmark for national family violence response - Women's Agenda
It's an announcement that has also set an important benchmark for the scale of action needed ahead of Prime Minister Turnbull's first budget in just a few weeks. Because as the Royal Commission has found: “All parts of the system - support services ...and more »
Malcolm Turnbull's wise words in China - The Australian
Chinese leaders would be misguided if they construed Malcolm Turnbull's warnings on the South China Sea — during his visit to Beijing — as anything other than wise and timely counsel from a friendly nation and economic partner. They would do well to ...
Bronwyn Bishop's demise a win-win for Malcolm Turnbull - Sydney Morning Herald
When the hard-right and the softish left of the NSW Liberal Party decided to pool their local numbers and knock over Bronwyn Bishop in her northern beaches stronghold of Mackellar, the immediate winner was Jason Falinski but the major beneficiary was ...
Stan Grant to advise Malcolm Turnbull on Indigenous recognition - Sydney Morning Herald
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and Opposition Leader Bill Shorten have appointed Mr Grant, a Wiradjuri man and award-winning reporter, to the Referendum Council on constitutional recognition. Mr Grant will replace Indigenous leader Patrick Dodson, who ...and more »
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull's wine list is embarrassing and boring, industry experts - The Age
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull's official wine list has doubled since Tony Abbott was in office but industry experts have slammed it as conservative, boring and embarrassing. When Mr Turnbull retires to The Lodge in Canberra or entertains dignitaries ...and more »
Malcolm Turnbull announces 'global first' Australia-China science precinct for UNSW - Sydney Morning Herald
Science, innovation and a move to boost start-ups have been pushed to the fore of the Australia-China relationship with a $100 million joint research and science precinct to be built at Sydney's University of New South Wales, Prime Minister Malcolm ...
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull faces cabinet reshuffle - NEWS.com.au
Mr Turnbull will have to deal with the retirement at the next election of Deputy Prime Minister and Infrastructure Minister Warren Truss, the Nationals Leader for nine years. Yesterday, Trade Minister Andrew Robb announced he also would quit Parliament ...