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: Talking with the van Vuuren brothers about Bondi Hipsters, Youtube and their next big project http://t.co/pJxTpdbGAl”
“TurnbullMalcolm: RT @CommsAu: Minister @TurnbullMalcolm, #CommsAu Drew Clarke & Dr Paul Paterson: release of #CommsAuBCR Leading Indicators report http://t.…”
“TurnbullMalcolm: RT @InvestorsMutual: #AntonTagliaferro MC’s the St Lucy’s Charity lunch with @TurnbullMalcolm #IML #StLucysCharityLunch http://t.co/bN94m3G…”
“TurnbullMalcolm: Discussing the Van Vuuren Bros' latest project at Nth Bondi - & kudos to aquabar barista for the coffee we had later http://t.co/cyIpXYOFkb”
“We're committed to open data - and a more open Government! Read the report by our new chief economist Dr Paul Paterson covering telco investment, data downloads and e-Gov: http://bit.ly/1DRbQNJ #commsau”
“TurnbullMalcolm: Volatility has to be our friend not our enemy. The future is something we embrace not proof ourselves against. #QT http://t.co/Y0dB92Cu0l”
“TurnbullMalcolm: RT @SeaFM: BOOM! More mad shoutouts from @karenmcnamaramp's mates... thanks @turnbullmalcolm! #BKshow https://t.co/QUXzYXscNe”
“TurnbullMalcolm: Tech talk with @klausliechti discussing SwissCom's broadband rollout is here https://t.co/T7VwwKpJea”
“TurnbullMalcolm: @GreeGreece just clicked on it myself and it played. Try now.”
“TurnbullMalcolm: Moving Aussies past our post - Agriculture - General - Opinion - Farmonline National http://t.co/wO43Cymkl6 #FarmOnline”
“TurnbullMalcolm: Discussing broadband in Indi, and how we have benefited from experience of Swisscom @klausliechti http://t.co/iogWORs4F1 #QT”
“TurnbullMalcolm: @_danclark thanks! Glad you liked it.”
“TurnbullMalcolm: RT @klausliechti: Had a nice chat with @TurnbullMalcolm Minister of Communications about Broadband Plans of @Swisscom_Media and @NBNCo http…”
“TurnbullMalcolm: RT @SHendersonMP: My speech in Parliament on our government’s $100m program to fix mobile phone blackspots. @TurnbullMalcolm I am... http…”
“TurnbullMalcolm: With @klausliechti Snr Proj Director of Swisscom in Oz to discuss their broadband experience with NBN Co. http://t.co/0sQiswyxsD”
“The Government’s 'Enhancing Online Safety for Children' package passed through the Senate today, to create the Children’s eSafety Commissioner. Parliamentary Secretary Paul Fletcher has done a great job leading this important reform initiative but thanks are due too to all Members and Senators - it ...”
“TurnbullMalcolm: @stevo_top14 @annabelcrabb @abc730 @leighsales this kimono meme is making me nostalgic for Shintaro”
Malcolm Turnbull: the man to put Australia on the map - WA today
But with each passing day, it seems more and more likely Malcolm Turnbull will indeed become Australia's 29th prime minister. It is time to ask what that would mean. It might mean quite a lot. Turnbull is a very unusual politician and would make a very ...and more »
We should focus on Mike Baird, not Tony Abbott, says Malcolm Turnbull - Sydney Morning Herald
Federal leadership speculation should be put aside to get NSW Premier Mike Baird re-elected in the state election, Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull says. Speaking outside his Sydney house on Sunday morning before taking his dog for a walk, ...
Julie Bishop weighs in to speculation Tony Abbott's leadership is under ... - Sydney Morning Herald
Mr Abbott has been hit by a damaging new round of leadership speculation, with reports backbenchers have told Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull he has the numbers to become leader but ministers will need to trigger another leadership spill.
Tony Abbott should beware a Malcolm Turnbull, Scott Morrison affair - Herald Sun
Broadcaster Alan Jones pointed out this was a man, Clive Palmer, who described the Prime Minister as “WTF” — that is, Worse Than (Malcolm) Fraser. “You have no hope of ever becoming leader,'' Jones told Turnbull during a heated on-air clash about the ...
What would Malcolm Turnbull do if he were PM? - Sydney Morning Herald
While some dismiss a Turnbull bounce, arguing that axing a prime minister would inevitably consume the government and raise the unity and legitimacy problems that killed Gillard's leadership, most are worried. Even within the government, opinion is ...
Tony Abbott's leadership again under pressure as MPs say Malcolm Turnbull ... - ABC Online
Pressure is building in the Liberal Party for another tilt at removing Prime Minister Tony Abbott. Both ministers and backbenchers have told the ABC they believe Malcolm Turnbull now has the numbers to win a challenge and should use them, though the ...
Boost in the polls weakens leadership talks1:29 - NEWS.com.au
A significant number of back bench colleagues are turning to Mr Turnbull, who in Sydney last night declined to address the issue with reporters. “I'll let you guys speculate about all that stuff, OK?” he said. But any move on the leadership is expected ...
Tony Abbott's leadership facing renewed questions with Malcolm Turnbull ... - Sydney Morning Herald
Tony Abbott's judgment is again being questioned by colleagues over his continuing attack on the president of the Human Rights Commission with Malcolm Turnbull exposing the strategy as against the interests of the government and the nation.
Voters are already factoring in Malcolm Turnbull - The Australian Financial Review
For many, the prospects of him losing his job at any time soon remains high, even if they acknowledge many of their colleagues cannot yet contemplate a shift to Malcolm Turnbull. Ironically, even if MPs haven't made the mental shift to Turnbull, it is ...and more »
What drives Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull - The Saturday Paper (subscription)
But Turnbull was different. We started out loving Malcolm, and it is rare that an electorate actually loves a conservative leader. There is a saying in American politics that Republicans fall in line and Democrats fall in love. Change the party names ...
Six degrees: Malcolm Turnbull, Gina Rinehart, Andy Murray and more - Sydney Morning Herald
Staying with politics, Malcolm Turnbull was granted free rein on Q&A to make his leadership pitch to inner-city tweeters everywhere. Enjoying air-time normally reserved on the ABC for such luminaries as Clive Palmer, the Communications Minister ...and more »
Malcolm Turnbull is investor in biggest commercial property deal of the year - The Australian Financial Review
Mr Turnbull, who ranks behind federal MP Clive Palmer, whose wealth is estimated at $1.22 billion byBRW Rich List, has kept an interest in the Morgan Stanley property fund through a holding company. He also has a separate personal interest in Goldman ...and more »
Malcolm Turnbull Refuses to Stop Shouting 'I Want To Be Prime Minister' - SBS
Analysts are rushing to dissect Malcolm Turnbull's latest public appearance with some believing his refusal to stop shouting 'I WANT TO BE PRIME MINISTER' at the top of his lungs might suggest the Communications Minister is interested in the top job.and more »
Comment: Let's be honest, Malcolm Turnbull is flirting with us - SBS (blog)
In recent weeks Malcolm Turnbull and made it clear he isn't challenging Tony Abbott and that he isn't behind any leadership tensions. That is true. He has learned a lot since his earlier failed period as Opposition leader when he pushed too hard, was ...
Julie Bishop's long play moves to old mate Malcolm Turnbull - The Saturday Paper (subscription)
Following that vote, she requested the whip dig out her ballot paper to prove to an aggrieved Malcolm Turnbull that she had stuck by him until the end of his leadership. Her caution is understandable, given that her loyalty was questioned in the days ...
Five things Malcolm Turnbull should do to become PM - The Australian Financial Review
There was no challenger for the leadership when Tony Abbott stared down a spill motion in the Liberal party room this week, but few doubt that Malcolm Turnbull would have put his hand up had the motion succeeded. Now that the leadership question is ...
Five investment banking skills Malcolm Turnbull could deploy as Prime Minister - Sydney Morning Herald
Are we going to get our first investment banker prime minister, one who worked for a firm once described as a vampire squid sucking the life out of humanity? The answer is likely to be yes: Malcolm Turnbull's curriculum vitae is suited to the political ...
Labor prepares for Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull - Sydney Morning Herald
There is one thing Labor wants more than to see Tony Abbott fail in the top job, and that's to see Malcolm Turnbull kept out of it – at least for now. The 61-39 vote against the motion has been interpreted by the ALP the same way it has been by most ...
Malcolm Turnbull must change, says Andrew Bolt. Source: HeraldSun - Herald Sun
But that's only if this arrogant and self-serving man stopped being the Malcolm Turnbull we actually know. Is that possible? Really? LIVE COVERAGE: LEADERSHIP SHOWDOWN IN CANBERRA. And the real danger is that the change still won't work, leaving ...
Malcolm Turnbull: From international case-winning barrister to struggling ... - ABC Online
From the earliest years he came to be noticed, Malcolm Turnbull and the word "destiny" have moved in similar circles. Destiny to reach a degree of greatness greater than he demonstrated in his studies, in the law, in business and, finally in politics.
Malcolm Turnbull and Julie Bishop let the photos speak for themselves - Sydney Morning Herald
The pair shook hands and kissed cheeks. They did not say anything but took enough time to make sure the photographers and television cameras captured the moment. Mr Turnbull then welcomed Ms Bishop's partner, David Panton, and the trio walked into ...