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: Today I announced a new ministerial line up that combines youth, new talent and experience to secure our prosperity: https://t.co/nTianKCPrt”
“TurnbullMalcolm: Congratulations @Barnaby_Joyce & @SenatorNash Leader & Deputy Leader of the Nationals! https://t.co/GyIqpmMZv5”
“TurnbullMalcolm: Statement on the retirements of DPM Truss and Minister Robb, Canberra | Malcolm Turnbull MP: https://t.co/Yn66l4e0dh https://t.co/nzagjazBD7”
“TurnbullMalcolm: Speech to Parliament on the 2016 Closing the Gap Report | Malcolm Turnbull MP: https://t.co/vX5Rv81lSo”
“TurnbullMalcolm: When we close the gap we make ourselves more whole, more complete - more Australian. #closethegap”
“TurnbullMalcolm: If our greatest assets are people, if our richest capital is human capital we must empower the full potential of our First Australians.”
“TurnbullMalcolm: Remarks at Close the Gap – 10th Anniversary Parliamentary Breakfast | Malcolm Turnbull MP: https://t.co/DmjUupJMdF https://t.co/U4OLg12M0d”
“TurnbullMalcolm: I spoke with Raymond Pratt - an indigenous business owner who is both powering and empowering remote communities https://t.co/5CWC0Ai7yC”
“TurnbullMalcolm: Joint Doorstop Interview with @cpyne, Mother Teresa Early Learning Centre | Malcolm Turnbull MP: https://t.co/mC9PhpxOe6”
“TurnbullMalcolm: Announcing an extra $8m for Little Scientists and Let's Count, inspiring Australia's next generation of innovators! https://t.co/TNHvv2tEVs”
“TurnbullMalcolm: RT @cpyne: All of us working together will drive a new boom to generate jobs and prosperity. Welcome to the #ideasboom. https://t.co/hxOYrk…”
“TurnbullMalcolm: Interview with Barrie Cassidy, Insiders, ABC TV | Malcolm Turnbull MP: https://t.co/L6jzWkVlc7”
“TurnbullMalcolm: RT @ZedSeselja: Joined the PM in Manuka this morning to chat with locals and grab a coffee @TurnbullMalcolm #UrbanPantry #Canberra https://…”
“TurnbullMalcolm: Absorbed in the exquisite cartography of the @NLAgovau #CelestialEmpire exhibition w Chinese Ambassador Ma Zhaoxu https://t.co/xjEBZov7xH”
“TurnbullMalcolm: Interview with David Penberthy and Will Goodings, FIVEaa | Malcolm Turnbull MP: https://t.co/vEJn0Hldeu”
“TurnbullMalcolm: RT @cpyne: Mothers can now take their child into @AboutTheHouse making it the most family friendly chamber of Parl in Aust: https://t.co/ee…”
“TurnbullMalcolm: At the @AWMemorial honouring all those Australians who have served & are serving our nation in our Defence Force. https://t.co/5TQCvJDZ3u”
“TurnbullMalcolm: Remarks at #askizzyAU launch, Melbourne | Malcolm Turnbull MP: https://t.co/oBI3qP0a0e”
“TurnbullMalcolm: Interview with Neil Mitchell @Radio3AW | Malcolm Turnbull MP: https://t.co/aS6fvhp1MT https://t.co/gra7yCIQT1”
“TurnbullMalcolm: #askizzyAU - great example of harnessing digital technology to help our most vulnerable. https://t.co/XoOD2Yr7f2 https://t.co/ehNvMlQ4nX”
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull faces cabinet reshuffle - NEWS.com.au
Mr Turnbull will have to deal with the retirement at the next election of Deputy Prime Minister and Infrastructure Minister Warren Truss, the Nationals Leader for nine years. Yesterday, Trade Minister Andrew Robb announced he also would quit Parliament ...
Ministerial exodus unbalances Malcolm Turnbull's team - Sydney Morning Herald
Yet the strong impression being created is that parts of the show are flying off - that either through incompetence, stupidity, or a failure of due diligence, Turnbull's executive is disintegrating around him, suggesting he is less in control than he ...
Several gaps revealed in Malcolm Turnbull's first foray into Indigenous affairs - Sydney Morning Herald
Then there was the gap between Turnbull and the man he replaced, Tony Abbott, whose passion for this area of policy was sadly not matched by achievement during his two years in office. Abbott was there to hear Turnbull's speech, but there was no room ...
Prescription for Malcolm Turnbull's low-key reform - The Australian
This was a chairman-of-the-board call by Malcolm Turnbull. He's the boss and his GST thumbs-down was his defining moment so far. It reveals that big-bang reform in Australia is still dead, with the Prime Minister likely to be an exponent of modest ...
Malcolm Turnbull leaning towards full-strength fleet of 12 submarines - Sydney Morning Herald
But in government, the Coalition began edging away from the commitment to 12 boats. The Defence white paper, which was nearing completion before Mr Abbott was dumped by his party for Malcolm Turnbull, reportedly planned for eight submarines, though ...and more »
Malcolm Turnbull rejected sex discrimination commissioner choice, excluded Gillian Triggs - Sydney Morning Herald
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull rejected the first option presented by Attorney-General George Brandis for the new sex discrimination commissioner and instead chose to generate a fresh recommendation via an advisory panel that excluded Human Rights ...and more »
Bruce Billson urged by Malcolm Turnbull to stay in Parliament, leaves open possible return to ministry - ABC Online
The Prime Minister has urged one of the men he dumped from Cabinet not to leave Parliament and held open the possibility of a return to the ministry. Between Christmas and New Year, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull spoke with former small business ...and more »
Malcolm Turnbull's tax two-step: focus shifts to super, rental properties, expenses - Sydney Morning Herald
The 'plan B' switch follows Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull's weekend announcement effectively removing the GST hike to 15 per cent from "the table" and thus leaving the government with fewer options and a significantly smaller revenue pie to distribute.
Malcolm Turnbull lands on a snake on tax reform - Sydney Morning Herald
On Monday morning, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull journeyed to the northern reaches of the national capital to the Mother Teresa preschool in Harrison. With Innovation Minister Christopher Pyne, he came to announce $8 million for maths and science ...
Premier Daniel Andrews tells Malcolm Turnbull that Victoria will take asylum seekers - The Age
In a letter to Malcolm Turnbull – posted on Mr Andrews' Facebook page and Twitter account on Saturday – the Labor premier told the Prime Minister that Victoria would gladly take on the families and children rather than have them return to "a life of ...
Peter Hartcher: Tax reform proves to be a test of Malcolm Turnbull's courage - Sydney Morning Herald
Contrary to the widespread public impression, Malcolm Turnbull is not a supporter of the idea of raising the GST rate. The Prime Minister is a GST sceptic. Unless he can be persuaded to change his mind, the idea of ambitious tax reform will die ...
Pressing issue ... The Prime Minister said that 'one child in detention, is one child too many'. Picture: AAP Image ... - NEWS.com.au
The document comes after Mr Turnbull said the government is aiming to get all children out of immigration detention. Mr Turnbull was asked by Greens MP Adam Bandt in parliament yesterday whether he would ensure no asylum-seeker children now in ...
Malcolm Turnbull says he and Immigration Minister Peter Dutton have not seen leaked Government document - ABC Online
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull says neither he nor his Immigration Minister have seen a leaked Government document which outlines plans for sweeping changes to Australia's humanitarian resettlement program.
No monopoly on morality: Malcolm Turnbull - The Australian
Mr Turnbull, lecturing Greens MP Adam Bandt over his call to dismantle the government's border-protection regime, warned that the consequence of changing course would be “thousands of deaths” and “tens of thousands of unauthorised arrivals”.and more »
Malcolm Turnbull Grilled Over Refugees, ABC In Parliament - Huffington Post Australia
Labor and the Greens went after Malcolm Turnbull on separate fronts in parliament on Thursday, attacking the Prime Minister over the government's immigration detention policy as well as the controversy over the ABC's coverage of the national broadband ...
Malcolm Turnbull's financial stake in 7-Eleven under scrutiny - Sydney Morning Herald
Mr Turnbull updated his publicly-available register of pecuniary interests in March 2014 to declare he had purchased shares in iShares MSCI Japan ETF, which invests 1.19 per cent of its USD $18 billion in Seven & I. He updated it again in June 2015 to ...
Warren Truss nods off during Malcolm Turnbull question time monologue - Sydney Morning Herald
We've all been there. It's late in the work day and your boss is waxing lyrical about something that's important but tedious. On top of that, your colleagues won't stop pestering you about your job so, overcome with fatigue, you nod off right there in ...
Turnbull government's new priorities for research lead to cuts in climate change research - NEWS.com.au
Mr Shorten said: “Under the Liberals, Australia's pollution levels are going up, and Malcolm Turnbull's answer is to sack the experts who are working to cut pollution and find the innovations in renewable energy that will help create the jobs of the ...
Malcolm Turnbull, Scott Morrison face backbench backlash if Liberals hike GST - Sydney Morning Herald
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and Treasurer Scott Morrison are facing a backbench revolt over a possible hike in the GST to 15 per cent, with opposition in government ranks hardening against a move to hike the consumption tax. The revolt centres on ...
High Court decision puts the onus squarely on Malcolm Turnbull - Sydney Morning Herald
But now is the time for restraint – and the onus is on Turnbull and Dutton to display it. The most prudent course would be to say little and do nothing that will compound the distress of those who, after all, were only brought back to Australia because ...and more »
Strife for Malcolm Turnbull as Liberal moderates flex muscles - The Australian
Sources from the Right say the senator has the support of Mr Turnbull, and she would likely see off the challenge despite the moderates being “obsessed” with trying to get rid of her. “A lot will depend on Malcolm's attitude, and he may be deployed to ...