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: FAQs on the ABC and SBS | Malcolm Turnbull MP: http://t.co/TmifHHQ8hO”
“The Wayside Chapel does wonderful work helping the homeless in Kings Cross right in the heart of my electorate. This is a good time to support them and the work of its pastor Graham Long. This year we lost one of the great characters of Kings Cross - Randall Nelson better known as Animal. He and his...”
“TurnbullMalcolm: RT @Kalman_A: #Chanukah in #Sydney: Hundreds, incl @TurnbullMalcolm, start ceremony with moment of silence for #sydneysiege http://t.co/c15…”
“This is a time of love. Whether we celebrate Christmas, or Chanukah or simply gather together for a thoroughly secular family dinner, this is a time to hold closer than ever not just to those you love, but love itself. http://bit.ly/1GOcrS7”
“TurnbullMalcolm: Events like this, horrible though they are, should never frighten us or put us off our normal way of life http://t.co/7LFF6ulhnP”
“TurnbullMalcolm: Tonight pray for the hostages and their families in #sydneysiege and pray too for the police on whose courage and wisdom so much depends.”
“TurnbullMalcolm: RT @LaundyCraigMP: If Australians not of Muslim faith attack Australians that are, the terrorists win. Be it on trains,Internet or the stre…”
“TurnbullMalcolm: Revised Definitive Agreements Signed With Telstra http://t.co/E18xZc7eCq”
“TurnbullMalcolm: With advisers Stephen Ellis and Jon Dart on the train into town to sign the NBN Telstra deal today. Thanks guys! http://t.co/MtKpfmafM3”
“Signing a landmark deal with Telstra and the NBN Co to enable the NBN to be rolled out sooner and at less cost #commsau http://bit.ly/1GmnvaJ”
“TurnbullMalcolm: Why Labor Got It Wrong on Broadband in the Bush | Malcolm Turnbull MP: http://t.co/ifZ74SHTwD”
“TurnbullMalcolm: With the MS Saints and Angels this morning raising money for medical research #kissgoodbyetoms http://t.co/Qetcowetjo”
“With the MS Saints and Angels this morning raising money for medical research #kissgoodbyetoms”
“TurnbullMalcolm: SMH Gets It Wrong on Filter Claims | Malcolm Turnbull MP: http://t.co/EjzpOlVBJP”
“TurnbullMalcolm: At @WAYSYouth in Bondi with graduates (congrats!) of the POEM program also w Mayor Sally Betts & @gabrielleupton http://t.co/79AcSZAwuT”
“TurnbullMalcolm: At the Wee Care Kindergarten in Waverley launching #digichild @earlychildaust http://t.co/43IO5pZeT7”
“TurnbullMalcolm: RT @EarlyChildAust: ECA to officially launch Digital Business Kit today with @TurnbullMalcolm #digibiz #digichild #ecec http://t.co/lpZw465…”
“Great to speak at the WAYS POEM School graduation in Bondi with the Minister for Family and Community Services, Gabrielle Upton and the Mayor of Waverley, Sally Betts. Russell King and the team of teachers and staff at POEM do fantastic work with young people to encourage engagement and maximise students’ success in their education. Congratulations to this year’s graduates!”
“Launching the Early Childhood Australia Digital Business Kit at the Wee Care Kindergarten in Waverley -- the kits are helping pre-schoolers quickly become more tech savvy than their parents! #commsau”
“This is very cool - coasters made out of old NSW Transport ads. Perfect present for public transport buffs. They're available on the Opal website www.opal.com.au”
'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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
'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.
'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 ...
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 ...
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 »
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 ...
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 »
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Stop the BS, Quentin Dempster tells Malcolm Turnbull - Sydney Morning Herald
Several hundred people filled Town Hall Square on Saturday to protest at the $254 million cuts and a forecast 400 job losses at the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, with prominent journalist Quentin Dempster describing Communications Minister ...
Q&A: Malcolm Turnbull on defence as comedian Ben Elton launches 'hate-fest ... - Sydney Morning Herald
Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull and comedian Ben Elton have gone head to head over the Prime Minister on the ABC's Q&A, with Mr Turnbull forced to defend his boss to the point of one exasperated question: "This is just some sort of Tony Abbott ...
ABC cuts: Malcolm Turnbull announces budget reduction of $250 million - Sydney Morning Herald
Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull has detailed a $254 million funding cut to the ABC in a move that could result in job losses and the closure of foreign bureaux. Mr Turnbull on Wednesday announced a slightly lower than expected budget cut for ...
Game of Thrones pirates can be prosecuted: why Malcolm Turnbull and George ... - Sydney Morning Herald
When Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull and Attorney-General George Brandis said the Australian Federal Police and spy agency the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation weren't interested in going after those who pirated shows like Game ...and more »
Malcolm Turnbull told to 'grow a sense of humour' after calling ABC shirt ... - Sydney Morning Herald
Malcolm Turnbull is being urged to "grow a sense of humour" after the Communications Minister failed to see the funny side of a skit broadcast by the ABC, which ridiculed Prime Minister Tony Abbott's threat to shirt-front Vladimir Putin. The segment ...
Tasmania has fastest National Broadband Network rollout in country, Malcolm ... - ABC Online
Federal Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull says Tasmania's rollout of the National Broadband Network has been the fastest in the country. Mr Turnbull today addressed about 100 residents and business owners in Devonport, in the state's north-west.