Malcolm Turnbull, The Honourable

Party
Liberal Party of Australia
Type
Member
Electorate
Wentworth
Portfolio
Minister for Communications
Email
Malcolm.Turnbull.MP@aph.gov.au
Parliamentary
Office
PO Box 6022, House of Representatives, Parliament House,
Canberra, ACT 2600
Electoral
Office
Ground Floor, 287-289 New South Head Road (Cnr Edgecliff Road)
Edgecliff, NSW 2027
Eophone
(02) 9327 3988
Eofax
(02) 9327 2533
Website
Social Accounts
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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.

News From Malcolm Turnbull

  • “My oped on how technology can make Government more responsive and more productive http://bit.ly/15WzVcI #commsau”

  • “TurnbullMalcolm: With California Assemblyman @marclevine discussing drought, water policy, city planning & other environmental issues http://t.co/5vpOfreyb9”

  • “Visiting the Tesla factory in Fremont, near San Francisco, was a great thrill. The all electric cars are being made in a huge factory that used to belong to GM and Toyota. It shut down and then four years ago Tesla took it over and it went from being an industrial relic to the home of what many rega...”

  • “With Postgrad Students from @USSC at @unisydney who are part of the @GDAYUSAofficial programme here in San Francisco”

  • “TurnbullMalcolm: With Postgrad Students from @USSC at @unisydney who are part of the @GDAYUSAofficial programme here. http://t.co/OaKJzELvCA”

  • “TurnbullMalcolm: Ballarat born Laura Chambers leads @GDAYUSAofficial panel discussion on Cybersecurity also Ben Heyes from CBA. http://t.co/PnGDhKF0o6”

  • “TurnbullMalcolm: Talking about insurgent innovation and e-government @GDAYUSAofficial in SFO today. http://t.co/MFvlduvEdN”

  • “TurnbullMalcolm: RT @alvaromaz: Great to http://t.co/E9cIv6KTFm you @AusAmbUSA @TurnbullMalcolm We're very excited about your plans! @codeforamerica @Codefo…”

  • “TurnbullMalcolm: At @codeforamerica with Lynn Fine & Founder @pahlkadot @cbracy discussing digital govt @CodeforAus http://t.co/gS1aylNxNP”

  • “With former U.S Government CIO and now Salesforce VP Vivek Kundra and Jim Green talking about how governments around the world are bringing key services online, making it easier for citizens to engage #commsau”

  • “At @codeforamerica with Lynn Fine, founder Jennifer Pahlka and Catherine Bracy discussing digital government @CodeforAus #commsau”

  • “TurnbullMalcolm: RT @AusAmbUSA: Terrific to have Communications Minister @TurnbullMalcolm in #SF for meetings w/ tech firms & G'Day USA events. KB http://t.…”

  • “TurnbullMalcolm: In SFO for @GDAYUSAofficial events here with @NMWarren1 CG SFO Susie & Kim Beazley @ausambusa & Karen Lanyon CG LA http://t.co/rZ9sFzZhjq”

  • “In San Francisco for @GDAYUSAofficial events here with Nigel Warren, Susie and Kim Beazley and Australia consulate general counsel Karen Lanyon.”

  • “TurnbullMalcolm: Australia Day blog: Let us work to build on the things that unite us | Malcolm Turnbull MP: http://t.co/LoLzlRfooW”

  • “Across Australia, thousands of people are becoming Australian citizens today. Most of us were born here and arrived red faced and screaming into the world as little Aussies. But our new citizens are paying us the greatest compliment - they are choosing to become Australian citizens. And it is a wi...”

  • “TurnbullMalcolm: After #jazzamatz grandson Jack is enjoying meals on wheels on the way home. http://t.co/6NeDcHWmOu”

  • “TurnbullMalcolm: RT @TheMandarinAU: A #startup inside government? @TurnbullMalcolm will drive digital service delivery in @CommsAu: http://t.co/ThKhGhKhvf #…”

  • “TurnbullMalcolm: Lots of little hipsters dancing at #jazzamatz at #sydfest this morning. http://t.co/Eegn5tCkiN”

  • “Lots of little hipsters dancing at #jazzamatz at #sydfest this morning.”

  • “TurnbullMalcolm: Thanks @liammax for all your help!!”

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News About Malcolm Turnbull

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    'A determined love': Malcolm Turnbull calls for Australians to stay united ... - The Age

    'A determined love': Malcolm Turnbull calls for Australians to stay united ... - The Age

    Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull has made an impassioned plea for Australians not to be "corrupted by hatred" following the Lindt cafe siege. An emotional Mr Turnbull was speaking after a memorial service held at Sydney's St Mary's Cathedral on ...

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    'A determined love': Malcolm Turnbull calls for Australians to stay united ... - Sydney Morning Herald

    'A determined love': Malcolm Turnbull calls for Australians to stay united ... - Sydney Morning Herald

    Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull has made an impassioned plea for Australians not to be "corrupted by hatred" following the Lindt cafe siege. An emotional Mr Turnbull was speaking after a memorial service held at Sydney's St Mary's Cathedral on ...

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    Malcolm Turnbull to make NBN better, faster, stronger - Sydney Morning Herald

    Malcolm Turnbull to make NBN better, faster, stronger - Sydney Morning Herald

    An all-cast press conference to unveil a landmark deal for NBN Co is symbolic of the conciliatory approach Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull has taken to ensure the $41 billion project gets built faster, cheaper and with minimal fuss. It is in ...

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    Peta Credlin 'feeding frenzy' is unprecedented: Malcolm Turnbull - Sydney Morning Herald

    Peta Credlin 'feeding frenzy' is unprecedented: Malcolm Turnbull - Sydney Morning Herald

    Malcolm Turnbull says the political "feeding frenzy" around Prime Minister Tony Abbott's office, including chief of staff Peta Credlin, is "almost without precedent". But the Communications Minister has brushed aside suggestions that he - along with ...

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    NBN deal is Malcolm Turnbull's triumph - The Australian Financial Review

    NBN deal is Malcolm Turnbull's triumph - The Australian Financial Review

    It puts Turnbull in a strong position as everything has gone according to plan. He has been behind changes to the management at NBN Co, a massive overhaul of the board, including the appointment of former Telstra boss Ziggy Switkowski as chairman and ...

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    Deal to speed up NBN rollout - NEWS.com.au

    Deal to speed up NBN rollout - NEWS.com.au

    “This should be seen as a win-win,” Mr Turnbull said. “A win for the taxpayer, a win for consumers and a win for Telstra share holders.” NBN Co CEO Bill Morrow said the deal will bring down the overall cost of building the network. “What's more, making ...

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    Malcolm Turnbull insists an internet filter is not being introduced to ... - CT Australia

    Malcolm Turnbull insists an internet filter is not being introduced to ... - CT Australia

    Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull was swift in his response to the cries of "internet filter" that surfaced after the Liberal Party's online piracy plan was announced on Wednesday. Mr Turnbull's parliamentary office published a letter to the ...

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    'It's not a filter': Malcolm Turnbull's anti-piracy crackdown wordplay defies ... - Sydney Morning Herald

    'It's not a filter': Malcolm Turnbull's anti-piracy crackdown wordplay defies ... - Sydney Morning Herald

    Answer: When Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull says so. On Wednesday, the minister announced the government's response to an "online copyright infringement" discussion paper that he and Attorney-General George Brandis put out in late July.

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    'It's not a filter': Malcolm Turnbull's anti-piracy crackdown wordplay defies ... - The Age

    'It's not a filter': Malcolm Turnbull's anti-piracy crackdown wordplay defies ... - The Age

    But try to suggest this is a form of internet filter to Turnbull and he'll disagree. "That's nonsense, Ben. There's no internet filter here at all. What on earth are you talking about?" Turnbull told me (transcript) in a teleconference with journalists ...

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    The father of the Jordanian pilot captured by Islamic State asks his "Muslim ... - NEWS.com.au

    The father of the Jordanian pilot captured by Islamic State asks his "Muslim ... - NEWS.com.au

    According to the report by Fairfax, Senator Brandis and Mr Turnbull's submission today advises internet providers and TV and movie makers to come up with a voluntary code that would be registered with the Australian Communications and Media Authority, ...

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    PM upsets women over greatest achievement2:42 - NEWS.com.au

    PM upsets women over greatest achievement2:42 - NEWS.com.au

    According to the report by Fairfax, Senator Brandis and Mr Turnbull's submission today advises internet providers and TV and movie makers to come up with a voluntary code that would be registered with the Australian Communications and Media Authority, ...

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    Viewers will pay for Malcolm Turnbull's retransmission law change - ASTRA - Sydney Morning Herald

    Malcolm Turnbull's plan to overturn retransmission rules could force Foxtel customers to pay for free-to-air content, says the boss of pay TV lobby group ASTRA. The Communications Minister is preparing to rip up a controversial clause in the Broadcast ...

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    Viewers will pay for Malcolm Turnbull's retransmission law change - ASTRA - The Age

    Malcolm Turnbull's plan to overturn retransmission rules could force Foxtel customers to pay for free-to-air content, says the boss of pay TV lobby group ASTRA. The Communications Minister is preparing to rip up a controversial clause in the Broadcast ...and more »

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    Malcolm Turnbull queries Foxtel's free content - The Age

    Malcolm Turnbull queries Foxtel's free content - The Age

    Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull is preparing to rip up a controversial clause in the retransmission regime in a move that could force Foxtel to pay commercial free-to-air television networks in order to carry their channels. Under Section 212 ...

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    Malcolm Turnbull queries Foxtel's free content - Sydney Morning Herald

    Malcolm Turnbull queries Foxtel's free content - Sydney Morning Herald

    Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull is preparing to rip up a controversial clause in the retransmission regime in a move that could force Foxtel to pay commercial free-to-air television networks in order to carry their channels. Under Section 212 ...and more »

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    Malcolm Turnbull's loyal remaking - The Saturday Paper

    As the year's last sitting weeks for this unhappy federal government and its unloved budget tumble past, Malcolm Turnbull has been forced to break cover from his usual, blameless, “Who, me?” performance. No more determinedly playing with his phone ...

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    Senior coalition MPs are losing faith in Treasurer Joe Hockey and some are ... - The Daily Telegraph

    Senior coalition MPs are losing faith in Treasurer Joe Hockey and some are ... - The Daily Telegraph

    There is growing support for Malcolm Turnbull within senior ranks to take over if the government begins next year the same way it ended this one. “Everyone wants Joe to succeed,” one of his colleagues said. “But to say there is not a problem is barking ...

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    Joe Hockey blames colleagues for speculation he could be replaced by Malcolm ... - Sydney Morning Herald

    Joe Hockey blames colleagues for speculation he could be replaced by Malcolm ... - Sydney Morning Herald

    Joe Hockey has pointed the finger at ministerial colleagues angry about having to find savings in their portfolios to explain speculation Malcolm Turnbull could replace him as Treasurer. Mr Hockey also said it was up to the other members of the Abbott ...

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    Turnbull to lay down the law - The Australian

    Turnbull to lay down the law - The Australian

    Mr Turnbull is expected to pursue the findings of Peter Lewis's report that he was “unable to find evidence that the broadcasters had in place a clear, consistent and transparent methodology to decide how competing initiatives relate to their charters ...and more »

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    Malcolm Turnbull contradicts Tony Abbott, admitting cuts to ABC - Sydney Morning Herald

    Malcolm Turnbull contradicts Tony Abbott, admitting cuts to ABC - Sydney Morning Herald

    Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull has done what Prime Minister Tony Abbott has refused to do, admitting the government's cuts to the ABC and SBS are a broken promise. But he qualified his statements by saying it depended on how voters ...

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    Malcolm Turnbull defied on split roles at ABC - The Australian

    Malcolm Turnbull defied on split roles at ABC - The Australian

    The Australian understands Mr Spigelman has questioned whether the government is able to offer these sort of recommendations under the act, given its insistence on editorial independence. He disagrees with Mr Turnbull's interpretation of section 8 of ...