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.
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“TurnbullMalcolm: RT @Telstra_news: Speaking of life in the NBN fast lane, thanks for dropping in to say hi for FTTB launch today @TurnbullMalcolm http://t.c…”
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“TurnbullMalcolm: RT @JasonWood_MP: Waiting to get my blood pressure checked with @TurnbullMalcolm at the @CaseyCentral pharmacy http://t.co/Xh3amEOvZZ”
“TurnbullMalcolm: NBN Co's FTTB service now up and running http://t.co/MrOABplB98”
“TurnbullMalcolm: @Noremac14 @Daredevil191 I am mortified by this error and have corrected the tweet. Always happy to learn!”
“TurnbullMalcolm: Looking back to Melbourne from the Pakenham train on the way to see Jason Wood MP 4 Latrobe & talk about broadband http://t.co/kL0u6AcTJZ”
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“TurnbullMalcolm: RT @_DannyRose: @TurnbullMalcolm buys a toy Ferrari for grandson in #Melbourne shop among first to fully integrate #NBN #auspol http://t.co…”
“TurnbullMalcolm: NBN Co launches Fibre to the Building technology | NBN Co - National Broadband Network - Australia http://t.co/KcfFxZRoPR”
“TurnbullMalcolm: NBN Co launches its FTTB product officially today. http://t.co/mMG6z9K0uN”
“TurnbullMalcolm: RT @karinakeisler: The Minister getting Ferrari-ed up this morning with FTTB #ForzaItalia @NBNCo @TurnbullMalcolm #nbn #broadband http://t.…”
“TurnbullMalcolm: RT @karinakeisler: On FTTdp: "NBNCo has complete flexibility to use whatever technique & technology" @TurnbullMalcolm @swan_legend #NBN htt…”
“Join Michael Sukkar MP - Member for Deakin and me tomorrow at 3pm for a Facebook forum hosted on his page. Looking forward to your questions!”
“Looking back to Melbourne from the Pakenham train on the way to see Jason Wood & talk about broadband”
“You don't need a Ferrari to get super fast speeds! Launching the NBN's FTTB product with Joseph Gerace at his Forza Italia store in Melbourne #NBN #commsau”
Julie Bishop's eye roll behind Joe Hockey's back may not be what Malcolm ... - Sydney Morning Herald
The most iconic eye-rolls are marked by a delicious subtlety. Kate Middleton's barely perceptible glare at being harangued by a charity supervisor made world headlines. Blink and you would have missed Oprah Winfrey's slight at Barbara Walters. Judge ...and more »
Rupert Murdoch vs Malcolm Turnbull and the sports-loving public - Sydney Morning Herald
Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull has the right approach. Knowing full well that American media mogul Rupert Murdoch wants to neuter the so-called anti-siphoning list to benefit his business empire, Mr Turnbull has nonetheless stood firm. He ...
Turnbull targets net pirates - The Australian
Mr Turnbull said existing remedies for rights holders seeking against websites in Australia were sufficient. The bill has been drafted to also put file-sharing sites at risk of being blocked. Millions use these sites to move large files off their ...
Malcolm Turnbull talks David Speers through his metadata workarounds. Source ... - NEWS.com.au
COMMUNICATIONS Minister Malcolm Turnbull has helpfully listed a number of ways to get around the tough metadata laws he is pushing through parliament. The Government hopes to pass controversial laws through the Senate today that would require ...
Liberals snub Tony Abbott by wheeling out Malcolm Turnbull for assault on ... - Sydney Morning Herald
The NSW Liberal Party has risked reigniting leadership tensions within the federal party by using Malcolm Turnbull in a last-minute push to shore up votes in marginal seats. Fairfax Media has learned that voters in the state electorates of Coogee and ...
Julie Bishop eye roll: Joe Hockey wanted colleagues to make faces, says ... - Sydney Morning Herald
"There has never been an optical movement more sensationalised than Julie Bishop's eye roll," Mr Turnbull told reporters on Tuesday. Mr Turnbull, a close friend of Ms Bishop, said Mr Hockey was engaging in some black humour by lauding the "hated and ...
Rupert Murdoch's fresh media war with Malcolm Turnbull - The Saturday Paper (subscription)
Turnbull was showing this week that he could achieve outcomes where other ministers had failed. He stepped in to resolve an impasse on the government's metadata retention legislation, forging a deal with Labor to ensure its passage and avoid the ...
Malcolm Turnbull swings back at Murdoch over sports on free to air TV - Sydney Morning Herald
The right to watch top sporting events on free-to-air television is a "very Australian arrangement" that should be protected, Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull has declared. In comments that threaten to widen a rift between Mr Turnbull and the ...
Malcolm Turnbull moves to scrap key media ownership restrictions - Sydney Morning Herald
Prime Minister Tony Abbott is considering a proposal from Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull to relax media ownership laws, a decision expected to trigger major media mergers if approved. Mr Turnbull this week sent a policy recommendation to Mr ...
Malcolm Turnbull spared leadership questions at Brisbane 'politics in the pub ... - Brisbane Times
The question of whether Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull will be Australia's next Prime Minister certainly does not seem to consume the good burghers of Bracken Ridge. Instead, those in the outer northern Brisbane suburb were more concerned ...
'Thoroughly bad idea': Malcolm Turnbull contradicts Joe Hockey, Tony Abbott on ... - Sydney Morning Herald
Asked about Mr Turnbull's comments, Mr Hockey told Lateline host Tony Jones there were a range of views on the issue. "Ultimately, Malcolm Turnbull was absolutely right; the best thing you could do for the housing market is to increase supply," Mr ...
'Don't give Tony Abbott a belting': Malcolm Turnbull defends PM over ... - Sydney Morning Herald
Malcolm Turnbull has defended the Prime Minister's claim that living in remote Indigenous communities is a "lifestyle choice", saying the comments should not be turned into a "let's-give-Tony-Abbott-a-belting occasion". Mr Turnbull led a ministerial ...
10 things you didn't learn this week, but should have - NEWS.com.au
There were reports that Malcolm Turnbull, Alex Hawke and Scott Morrison were all using the service, leading one wag to request the “harmless” metadata for their interactions. Nobody, except for the media reporter for The Australian, seemed to know what ...
Attacks on Malcolm Turnbull boost Julie Bishop's shot at leadership - The Australian Financial Review
With the matter on hold indefinitely due to a rebound in the polls for the Coalition and an uptick in Tony Abbott's fortunes, senior Liberals believe lead contender Malcolm Turnbull stands to lose over time due to an increasingly vitriolic campaign ...
Malcolm Turnbull: the man to put Australia on the map - Sydney Morning Herald
The excruciating slow-mo implosion of Tony Abbott's prime ministership has become such a compelling political spectacle that we've hardly had time to ask what happens if and when it reaches its seemingly inevitable denouement. But with each passing day ...
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 ...