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: RT @DVLeader: What makes two young women want to abseil down a Melbourne skyscraper?? http://t.co/8l6AAVovxg @AnglicareVic http://t.co/WBh…”
“TurnbullMalcolm: @TheRealKerryG because I travelled in both directions out of peak times the cost of my trip was $4.52 each way. In peak times $6.46 each way”
“TurnbullMalcolm: @JackieOnassis1 I think it's pretty good.”
“TurnbullMalcolm: @samanthamaiden well that just adds to the pleasure of an efficient mass transit evening!”
“TurnbullMalcolm: Penrith to Edgecliff in one hour and two minutes by train this evening.”
“TurnbullMalcolm: After great day with @FionaScottMP in Penrith should thank @TripView without which may not have got to Penrith on time earlier today!”
“TurnbullMalcolm: w @FionaScottMP & Martin & Owen Rogers co-founders of a remarkable memorial to our fallen http://t.co/gvMVcjxrTT http://t.co/d6ZTg4yOOC”
“TurnbullMalcolm: RT @DaleDrinkwater: Having a laugh with my mate @TurnbullMalcolm http://t.co/sYkf9RgGw2”
“TurnbullMalcolm: RT @AndrewBrownFCN: .@TurnbullMalcolm and @FionaScottMP on hand for launch of #nbn trial in #emuplains #auspol http://t.co/BqtE0SDRSp”
“TurnbullMalcolm: RT @FionaScottMP: @Zukoko with @TurnbullMalcolm. Great coffee and chocolate. http://t.co/pdxCoPpHlM”
“TurnbullMalcolm: Wow! As grandson Jack would say. With @FionaScottMP at the @Zokoko chocolate factory & coffee roaster in Emu Plains http://t.co/XUL2b5bHWl”
“Penrith to Edgecliff in one hour and two minutes by train this evening.”
“At Poppy Park in Penrith with Fiona Scott and founders Martin and Owen Rogers. The community here has planted a poppy for each of Australia's 102,804 fallen servicemen and women.”
“At Poppy Park in Penrith with Fiona Scott and founders Martin and Owen Rogers. The community here have planted a poppy for each of Australia's 102,804 fallen servicemen and women.”
“Emu Plains' Internet speeds will soon take-off! With Fiona Scott MP inspecting the joint construction pilot between NBN Co and Optus to fill in premises not yet connected to the HFC network in the area. With DOCSIS 3.1 the HFC network will be able to provide 1gbps products by 2017 #commsau”
“With Fiona Scott MP - Member for Lindsay opening the Werrington Park corporate centre on the UWS campus. It will house commercial and not-for-profit ventures, creating an important link between university researchers and business (as well as jobs in greater western Sydney) with 70 per cent of premises already under lease #commsau”
“The Government has allocated $700k to an early intervention program for stimulant users at St Vincent's in Sydney. Some users take up to a decade to seek help - the work that A/Prof Nadine Ezard and her team are doing is changing lives. Read more here: http://bit.ly/1EDUzMR”
“I will be doing a 'Politics in the Pub' in Penrith tomorrow night from 6.30pm with Fiona Scott. If you're in the area, pop in with your questions or opinions!”
“#Repost from @facebookau -- get behind their #modernanzacs campaign ・・・ As we approach the 100th anniversary of ANZAC on April 25th, 2015, the @northbondirsl in collaboration with @Instagram invite you to help tell the story of Australia’s modern military veterans and their service using the hasht...”
“TurnbullMalcolm: @KateAshmor @rosscoulthart yes it is extensively discussed”
“TurnbullMalcolm: Just finished @rosscoulthart fascinating biography of Charles E. W. Bean - official Austn historian of WW1. Strongly recommend it.”
'Primed Minister': Malcolm Turnbull appears on front cover of GQ magazine - Sydney Morning Herald
While one news outlet claimed Mr Turnbull had "risked ridicule" by posing for the cover, the image is, in fact, over two years old. GQ dusted off the image from a photo shoot it conducted with Mr Turnbull to accompany an interview published in its ...
Here's why wearing the wrong tie killed Malcolm Turnbull's fancy photo shoot - Business Insider Australia
... any form of communication in politics. We're already confused to hell.” Jon-Michail said when dressing to influence people, accessories might only make up 5% of the look but it's the 5% that glues the image together. Here's his breakdown of ...
Tony Abbott shuts Malcolm Turnbull out of TV network meetings - The Australian
While a high-placed observer said Mr Turnbull had already held meetings with the networks individually and through industry body Free TV, he said the minister's exclusion from meetings to discuss big portfolio matters was “unusual”. “It's not ...
Malcolm Turnbull in mainstream on foreign policy - The Australian (blog)
It would be the greatest misfortune, not least for Malcolm Turnbull himself, if Hugh White's bizarre interpretation of Turnbull's foreign policy views were to become lodged in the public mind. White has monstrously verballed Turnbull in a bid to ...and more »
Malcolm Turnbull political biography to rock the boat - Sydney Morning Herald
Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull is so far refusing to co-operate with a biography set to send reverberations through an already unsettled Abbott government. Crikey business editor and former Fairfax journalist Paddy Manning has signed a deal ...
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 ...
Interview: Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull on metadata bill - ABC Online
The government's controversial metadata retention laws have been passed by the House of Representatives after both Labor and Liberal voted in favour. Now the debate heads to the Senate. Malcolm Turnbull makes the government's case.
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 ...