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: Seeing is believing. Speedtest on Martin McInnes' computer connected w NBN FTTN in Umina this morning @LucyWicksMP http://t.co/JfU9CNVeyV”
“TurnbullMalcolm: With 2GO's Sarah and Paddy and @LucyWicksMP - NBN's first FTTN customers in Umina getting around 100 Mbps down 30 up http://t.co/aOomTy3s1N”
“TurnbullMalcolm: Launching James Boyce's new book 'Born Bad: Original Sin and the Making of the Western World' @Gleebooks http://t.co/Dfu1ePS3BU”
“TurnbullMalcolm: RT @mscott: As a service to audiences and other media - the ABC is now posting links to other news sites from stories. http://t.co/9rTjO4V…”
“TurnbullMalcolm: Speech to the Newspaper Works Forum: Innovation and Deregulation in the Internet Age #futureforum http://t.co/0t7wOGIhgX”
“"Newspapers have been the most important foundations of journalism. They have had the scale and the influence to frame and host the big debates on the big issues. They have been big and ornery enough to take on powerful vested interests (and each other) and have held governments to account." My speech to the Newspaper Works Forum on innovation and deregulation in the Internet Age #futureforum http://t.co/0t7wOGIhgX”
“TurnbullMalcolm: Supporting @Sam4YanYean - Sam Ozturk - our Liberal candidate for Yan Yean in Melbourne tonight http://t.co/ih2OlN3BEa”
“TurnbullMalcolm: Don't miss The War That Changed Us on ABC1 tonight here is a preview http://t.co/7J1jKC3OHB”
“As part of National Science Week I launched Australia’s Biggest (virtual) School Excursion at the Scots College in Bellevue Hill. The excursion takes students through a virtual 3D environment of the Jenolan Caves, one of the finest and oldest open cave systems in the world.”
“TurnbullMalcolm: HMAS Darwin returns with a proposal for Jade! http://t.co/G8jK4IZAML”
“TurnbullMalcolm: Welcome home HMAS Darwin - so much happiness here at Fleet Base East Garden Is this morning http://t.co/inlNQAyTK9”
“Exhilaration, anticipation, relief and delight at the return of HMAS Darwin from operations in the Middle East disrupting piracy and drug running.”
“TurnbullMalcolm: RT @NicoleWill100: .@openlearning ready to revolutionise the learning business model just as @TurnbullMalcolm predicted! #muraddemo http://…”
“TurnbullMalcolm: Read the full KordaMentha report on NBN Co corporate governance: http://t.co/TmuVfv3psH”
“TurnbullMalcolm: RT @mfullilove: ICYMI here's the podcast of remarks by me and @TurnbullMalcolm at last night's @LowyInstitute Media Award dinner: https://t…”
“TurnbullMalcolm: News horizons keep shrinking - edited vn of my Lowy Inst speech in the Australian today http://t.co/xoanhMfvFO”
“TurnbullMalcolm: Why foreign correspondents, like @PeterGreste, are so important. Speech at Lowy Institute Media Awards http://t.co/9YyvXcJeQf”
“Why foreign correspondents, like @PeterGreste, are so important. Speech at the Lowy Institute Media Awards bit.ly/XfMT0R”
“TurnbullMalcolm: Watching the NBN rollout with @peterdutton_mp at Murrumba Downs in Peter's electorate of Dickson. http://t.co/IEbDp1TcZ1”
Turnbull warns ALP over its budget moves - Echonetdaily
Turnbull warns ALP over its budget moves. With his head among the clouds, federal communications minister Malcolm Turnbull officiates at the turning-on of the Llankelly Place lights in Potts Point, Sydney, in July 2013. Image from malcolmturnbull.com.au.and more »
iBoss, Conec2 fallout sparks Comms Alliance review - iT News
The investigation was first flagged by the office of Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull yesterday. A spokesperson for the Minister told iTnews his Department was working closely with the Comms Alliance and major carriers to find an “industry ...and more »
OPINION: How Malcolm Turnbull let startups down - SmartCompany.com.au
“Australian startups and Australian entrepreneurs find the American market very, very accessible. We need to do a better job of commercialising technology here in Australia.” That was what Federal Minister for Communications Malcolm Turnbull said, at ...and more »
How Malcolm Turnbull let startups down - StartupSmart
While in opposition, Turnbull talked about better R&D incentives, criticising the Howard government for creating uncertainty by changing eligibility rules on this one; he blasted red tape that slowed down the speed of innovation; and was critical of ...
Malcolm Turnbull is keynote speaker at newspaper industry conference - B&T Marketing & Media
Malcolm Turnbull, the Minster for Communications, will be the keynote speaker at this year's newspaper industry conference, The Future Forum. Mark Hollands, CEO of The Newspaper Works, said: “The addition of Mr Turnbull to the speaking line up comes at ...
Coalition MTM model a '$40bn fraud', says Conroy in epic Senate rant - Delimiter
Conroy specifically mentioned comments made by Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull on an ongoing basis that alleged the Labor Senator had suffered what Turnbull habitually described as “Conrovian” madness. “Mr Turnbull has put forward his ...
4G networks to match NBN, claims Liberal MP - Delimiter
news A Queensland Liberal MP who has been described as a “Malcolm Turnbull lieutenant” and a long-time critic of Labor's popular National Broadband Network has made a number of inaccurate statements in Federal Parliament about the project, claiming ...and more »
Turnbull's budget statement says no NICTA funding after June 2016 - The Australian
According to a budget related statement from Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull, the federal government will maintain $84.9 million in funding for NICTA until June 2016, after which it must find its own funding if it is to survive. NICTA was ...
Finally, some good news on the NBN - The Australian
But Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull will not let any turnaround dissuade him from making clear just what sort of a disaster was inflicted by the maladministration of the previous government. Turnbull has a point in wanting to air the dirty ...
Abolitions and sell-offs galore as authorised Budget leaks abound - Government News
Although lucrative, sale of ASIC's registry functions – which are essentially a large business records database – flies in the face of Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull's commitment to the principles of Open Data that aims to make public ...and more »
Byron to join national youth radio - Echonetdaily
The new radio station began officially broadcasting on 2 April, when it was launched by federal communications minister Malcolm Turnbull. Soon the station intends to receive contributions from Canberra, Hobart, Gippsland, Warrnambool and Byron Bay, ...
Has Tony Abbott gone mad? - Sydney Morning Herald
Malcolm Turnbull was described as a narcissist by his predecessor as leader. Kevin Rudd was described as “mad” even by former members of his own cabinet. A strong case can be made for Abbott's political insanity, as distinct from any petulant ...and more »
Police asked to investigate boat turn-back - NTNews.com.au
Liberal frontbencher Malcolm Turnbull says his government's border policies are harsh but necessary. Source: AAP. FEDERAL police will be asked to investigate whether Australian border protection personnel committed a people-smuggling offence while ...and more »
Malcolm Turnbull defends 'harsh' boats policy as necessary - Sydney Morning Herald
Liberal frontbencher Malcolm Turnbull has described the Coalition's measures to stop asylum seekers arriving by boat as "harsh" but necessary to combat people smuggling. His comments, in an interview overnight with the BBC, come as Foreign Minister ...
ABC Friends deliver cakes to Malcolm Turnbull - Radioinfo (subscription)
Alarmed at reports the Government plans to break its promise and cut ABC funds in the forthcoming Budget, ABC Friends launched 'Australians Baking Cake's in front of Malcolm Turnbull's Ministerial Office with cake stalls and lots of ABC supporters ...and more »
Malcolm Turnbull fires back over claims AT&T is abandoning fibre-to-the-node - StartupSmart
Federal Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull has hit out at people claiming US telecommunications giant AT&T has abandoned fibre-to-the-node (FTTN) technology in its latest broadband announcement. Yesterday, AT&T announced it was rolling out ...and more »
Why Malcolm Turnbull's move to open up government data is a big step forward ... - SmartCompany.com.au
Turnbull pointed out despite governments at all levels being big data collectors of data, they lag behind the private sector when it comes to the effective use of data analytics. During the speech, Turnbull also cited a NSW transport app called ...and more »
Turnbull's high hopes for NBN chief - Sydney Morning Herald
Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull has to be wishing Bill Morrow good speed as NBN Co's new chief executive asks the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission to block junior telco TPG from competing head-on with the National ...
Malcolm Turnbull commits to opening up more government data to app developers - SmartCompany.com.au
Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull has advocated opening up government data to third-party app developers during a speech to the Australian Information Industry Association's Navigating Analytics Summit on Friday. During the speech, Turnbull ...
Turnbull quiet on Botanic Gardens revamp - Sydney Morning Herald
Federal Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull has refused to be drawn on his views of the revamp of Mrs Macquarie's Point, despite being a member of high-profile conservation group Friends of Sydney Harbour. A week ago the Royal Botanic Gardens ...and more »
Government to let private sector decide vision for NBN-driven digital economy - Brisbane Times
The private sector, not the federal government, should determine the future economic benefits Australia can draw from digital technologies, according to Paul Fletcher, parliamentary secretary to the Minister for Communications Malcolm Turnbull.