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: Speech: The Importance of Tech Education in Our Schools | Malcolm Turnbull MP: http://t.co/DxtQvzN0qE”
“TurnbullMalcolm: @KateAshmor thanks Kate!”
“TurnbullMalcolm: The Parliament paid a fond farewell to Gough Whitlam today. Here is my speech in the condolence debate. http://t.co/G7TBoHLVYy”
“This photo was taken in 1986 when Gough Whitlam appeared at the spycatcher case of Peter Wright (pictured in the centre). I asked him about an acquaintance, Patricia Hewitt, whose phone had been bugged by MI5. I asked: "You do not therefore regard her as a person likely to be plotting the violent overthrow of the British Government?" He replied: "I never myself felt at risk in her company".”
“Today is This World Sight Day 2014 aimed at putting an end to curable blindness. If no action were taken, close to 1 million Australians will be vision impaired by 2020 #wsd14 'SHARE' this to join the campaign”
“TurnbullMalcolm: AFR Gets It Wrong on Broadband Demand | Malcolm Turnbull MP: http://t.co/5qNNfyGhtw”
“TurnbullMalcolm: Vertigan panel lays out path to less telecommunications regulation | Malcolm Turnbull MP: http://t.co/VtF9l55IV6”
“TurnbullMalcolm: ‘Cut Our Budget And The Pig Gets It’: The Future of ABC Programming | Malcolm Turnbull MP: http://t.co/UlUpiRo6Cr”
“TurnbullMalcolm: RT @RoyalLifeSaving: @JustinScarr discussing the #RLSDrowningReport2014 with @TurnbullMalcolm http://t.co/UqMuBIhSBC”
“TurnbullMalcolm: RT @RoyalLifeSaving: @TurnbullMalcolm, @matt_cowdrey & @catecamp at the #RLSDrowningReport2014 launch. http://t.co/BqIaYiEY4z”
“Drownings in Australia were down 10% this year but there's still more to be done to prevent needless deaths. With Olympic Gold Medallists Cate Campbell and Matthew Cowdrey for the release of the Royal Life Saving Society's annual drownings report http://bit.ly/ZmbN01”
“TurnbullMalcolm: With Lucy & @annabelcrabb & A's son Elliott at launch of her new book #thewifedrought in Sydney today http://t.co/xrYxBDX5Nz”
“TurnbullMalcolm: My office has become a studio! An interview for 'This is Australia' - history of comm'ns - on air Nov 30 on Seven http://t.co/diqcmOEk9M”
“With Lucy, @annabelcrabb and Annabel's son Elliott at the launch of her new book #thewifedrought in Sydney today”
“My office has become a studio! An interview for 'This is Australia' - history of communications - on air Nov 30 on Seven #commsau”
“TurnbullMalcolm: RT @AlexRyvchin: Thank you to @TurnbullMalcolm & @WaverleyMayor for unveiling the monument in honour of victims of Babi Yar. @ECAJewry http…”
“TurnbullMalcolm: RT @trishogorman: Lucy Turnbull speaking about creating fair, equitable, well designed cities at #tedxmacuni. http://t.co/9SiecwbS29”
“TurnbullMalcolm: RT @srmakatoa: My new hero Lucy Turnbull talking about designing cities for women #TEDxMacUni http://t.co/tmDbLtRYQO”
Turnbull's whiteboard NBN-Lite justification doesn't add up - Sydney Morning Herald
If you're still not convinced that the scaled-back NBN is a bargain, Communications Minister, Malcolm Turnbull, is happy to spell it out for you on a whiteboard – in a video explaining why fibre-to-the-node (FttN) is more cost-effective than fibre-to ...
Malcolm Turnbull: NBN plan won't change despite massive cost for rural coverage - Sydney Morning Herald
"It's hard to take the report seriously when three weeks before the last election Malcolm Turnbull said he would get this report done by the government body Infrastructure Australia and instead what he has done is got some of the most vociferous ...
Anti-semitic flyers in Bondi condemned by Malcolm Turnbull - NEWS.com.au (blog)
... anti-semitic leaflets distributed in Bondi today are not just a crude and vicious attempt to intimidate and insult the Jewish community, these leaflets seek to undermine the security and the harmony of Australia and hence of all Australians,” Mr ...
Umina Beach couple praises NBN during visit by Communications Minister ... - The Daily Telegraph
Mr Turnbull was impressed with what he saw. “It means we can install fast broadband sooner and cheaper and it will be more affordable,” Mr Turnbull said. “We have given the NBN Co the freedom to use more technologies and instead of fibre to every home, ...
Malcolm Turnbull backs Bill Shorten's decision to open up about rape allegations - Sydney Morning Herald
Liberal frontbencher Malcolm Turnbull has supported Labor leader Bill Shorten's decision to publicly front up to "very, very painful" rape allegations from almost 30 years ago. Mr Turnbull said Mr Shorten did the right thing in raising the damaging ...
Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull: higher level of consensus needed ... - Sydney Morning Herald
Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull has said “a higher level of consensus” is needed between media owners before the government can repeal cross-media ownership rules that are stuck in a “pre 1990s world.” Speaking at the newspaper industry's ...
Turnbull lashes 'Google journos' - The Australian
In a speech to the Lowy Institute media dinner — attended by Andrew Greste, the brother of imprisoned journalist Peter Greste — Mr Turnbull stressed the importance of foreign reporting at a time when many journalists relied on social media and Google.
Malcolm Turnbull tests regulation reform with media bosses - Sydney Morning Herald
Exclusive: Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull will pressure test his proposals to rip up regulation of the media industry in a series of high powered one-on-one meetings with the country's top media chief executives beginning this week. The ...and more »
Leaving Malcolm Turnbull out of the loop a bad call - The Australian
MALCOLM Turnbull's “blow up” in cabinet on Tuesday over mandatory retention of telephone and computer records was seen by some in the Coalition as a “hissy fit” and “Malcolm being Malcolm”. Others saw it as “sage advice” that should have been tapped ...
George Brandis contradicts Malcolm Turnbull over piracy crackdown payments - Sydney Morning Herald
Senior Abbott government ministers Malcolm Turnbull and George Brandis have publicly contradicted each other over who should pay for an anti-online piracy scheme. In an interview published on Monday, Senator Brandis said internet service providers ...
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, ...