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 to Ovum Conference: A Competitive Framework for Australia’s Telco Sector | Malcolm Turnbull MP: http://t.co/GOeMt8FebE”
“TurnbullMalcolm: Discussing metadata retention on ABC24 this morning and why it is not targeted on copyright infringement. http://t.co/1lXxUbIzLF”
“TurnbullMalcolm: V impressed with the friendly service at Service NSW in York St while renewing license today - big change from the old days @mikebairdMP”
“TurnbullMalcolm: With @BruceBillsonMP @chefmattmoran @MontyKoludrovic and Rachel Stocks CEO of AMEX at Icebergs @ShopSmall http://t.co/QP7PHyJ91H”
“TurnbullMalcolm: Just judged scrambled egg cook off between @MontyKoludrovic and @chefmattmoran promoting @ShopSmall at Bondi today http://t.co/r1i2tlirQP”
“TurnbullMalcolm: At Icebergs today with @BruceBillsonMP to launch @ShopSmall - support small businesses heart of our community. http://t.co/YXufLtFaMA”
“At Icebergs today with @BruceBillsonMP to launch @ShopSmall - support small businesses, the heart of our community.”
“TurnbullMalcolm: Joint Press Conference on Data Retention Measures with Attorney General ...: http://t.co/d2nzjpjIlW”
“TurnbullMalcolm: Transcript: Telecommunications Interception and Access Amendment (Data Retention) Bill 2014 | Malcolm Turnbull MP: http://t.co/uJxtwboHGp”
“TurnbullMalcolm: SPEECH: Telecommunications Interception and Access Amendment (Data Reten...: http://t.co/TGOhre63e4”
“TurnbullMalcolm: RT @scruzin: @TurnbullMalcolm on the importance of tech education. Worth a read. http://t.co/aIzepr2gz8”
“TurnbullMalcolm: RT @UrquhartJane: Minister for Communications @TurnbullMalcolm on The Importance of Tech Education in Our Schools #stem http://t.co/snfv58o…”
“Swan family this morning in Canberra”
“TurnbullMalcolm: And off they go to find something else to eat http://t.co/a8OJUOhuRr”
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“TurnbullMalcolm: Speech: The Importance of Tech Education in Our Schools | Malcolm Turnbull MP: http://t.co/DxtQvzN0qE”
Malcolm Turnbull's star rises as Tony Abbott revels in ministers' jockeying - Sydney Morning Herald
On Tuesday night, Tony Abbott invited Malcolm Turnbull to his office. Not to discuss business but to toast his 60th birthday. He hosted Turnbull, his staff and other ministers for drinks in his honour. In his remarks, he paid generous tribute to the ...
Malcolm Turnbull, Paul Keating and former Whitlam government staffer John ... - The Daily Telegraph
Mr Keating said Whitlam would be missed by all who identified with his values and determination to see Australia a better place. An emotional Wentworth federal Liberal MP Malcolm Turnbull spoke of his own personal encounters with Whitlam in an address ...
PS: Little joy as Malcolm Turnbull sends community television to the internet - Sydney Morning Herald
Last month Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull announced community television operators around the country, including TVS here in Sydney, will be booted off the free-to-air television spectrum at end of 2015, left to fend for themselves in the ...and more »
Malcolm Turnbull v Mark Scott: the battle for the ABC - Sydney Morning Herald
And he described as "mythical" the argument that the ABC can absorb deep cuts without programming being affected. This was a clear riposte to Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull who in a blog post last month said he would not accept the blame for ...and more »
Government plans to double SBS ads - Sydney Morning Herald
Under the changes planned by Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull, SBS could air 10 minutes of advertisements an hour - up from five minutes an hour. This would put SBS on an almost even footing with the commercial networks, which are allowed to ...
Malcolm Turnbull's tough love putsbudget ball in ABC's court - The Australian
Turnbull's time with The Bulletin magazine is well remembered. What is forgotten is that he also reported for Kerry Packer's Sydney TV station TCN-9 and radio station 2SM. Everyone knows Turnbull advised Packer on the stewardship of his empire ...
Turnbull says 'move on from burqa debate' - Sky News Australia
Senior cabinet minister Malcolm Turnbull has urged the community to move on from the debate over the burqa. After a week of heated debate about bans on burqas or niqabs, the Department of Parliamentary Services on Thursday decided people with facial ...
'We've got to get the thing built': Turnbull - The Australian Financial Review
Malcolm Turnbull has not ruled out imposing some form of levy on all broadband customers in order to pay for NBN in the bush. Photo: Dominic Lorrimer. David Ramli and Joanna Heath. The telecommunications industry has slammed a proposal by an expert ...
Malcolm Turnbull: blame the ABC if 'Lateline' is axed, not the government - Sydney Morning Herald
The ABC must accept full responsibility for any controversial program cuts rather than blaming the Abbott government, Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull has warned. A frustrated Mr Turnbull said cutting programming is the "laziest" way to save ...
Malcolm Turnbull says ABC cuts no big deal - The Australian
“The ABC's annual budget is well over a billion dollars and people are talking about $200m over four years,” Mr Turnbull told ABC Radio in Melbourne. “So when you look at it in that way ... even the numbers that are being floated do not represent a ...and more »
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 »