Malcolm Turnbull, The Honourable

Party
Liberal Party of Australia
Type
Member
Electorate
Wentworth
Portfolio
Minister for Communications
Email
Malcolm.Turnbull.MP@aph.gov.au
Parliamentary
Office
PO Box 6022, House of Representatives, Parliament House,
Canberra, ACT 2600
Electoral
Office
Ground Floor, 287-289 New South Head Road (Cnr Edgecliff Road)
Edgecliff, NSW 2027
Eophone
(02) 9327 3988
Eofax
(02) 9327 2533
Website
Social Accounts
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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.

News From Malcolm Turnbull

  • “TurnbullMalcolm: RT @FabriziSem: RT Dining w Amb FabriziSem & #EU Ambassadors to Aust. @TurnbullMalcolm was welcomed yest. http://t.co/diPTSC05ba http://t.…”

  • “TurnbullMalcolm: RT @MennaRawlings: Great to meet @TurnbullMalcolm at @SemFabrizi house. Eclectic convo - NBN, open data, climate, China, citizenship. http:…”

  • “TurnbullMalcolm: RT @JoMikleus: Pleased to be at the launch of David Gonski's book "I gave a Gonski" great speech from @TurnbullMalcolm too! http://t.co/9tv…”

  • “TurnbullMalcolm: RT @FabriziSem: Great to have @TurnbullMalcolm at EU Residence for dinner w EU Ambassadors. Politics, Economy , & Philosophy for menu http:…”

  • “Great to meet with ambassadors (and a High Commissioner) from the EU”

  • “TurnbullMalcolm: RT @Ross_Greenwood: Comms Min @TurnbullMalcolm tells @MoneyNewsShow Govt committed to anti-siphoning to keep key sport on free-to-air TV ht…”

  • “TurnbullMalcolm: Speech to Parl't: The Tax and Superannuation Laws Amendment (Employee Share Schemes) Bill 2015 | Malcolm Turnbull MP: http://t.co/QJeZSnmNJ1”

  • “TurnbullMalcolm: Transcript - 2GB - NBN Quarterly results show considerable progress | Malcolm Turnbull MP: http://t.co/8f02pFvxbx”

  • “TurnbullMalcolm: @FionaScottMP well given we are all at Hogwarts this week the question is who is Voldemort?”

  • “TurnbullMalcolm: Discussing important policy issues with Fiona Scott on a Facebook forum - such as who would win in a… https://t.co/fETp0pzN0D”

  • “TurnbullMalcolm: RT @CommsAu: Minister @TurnbullMalcolm media release: Telecommunications in new developments – a new approach to competition http://t.co/JB…”

  • “TurnbullMalcolm: @techAU not so, our weekly rollout figures list only premises passed and ready for service. See http://t.co/INS7LJzlS4”

  • “Discussing important policy issues with Fiona Scott on a Facebook forum - such as who would win in a fight between Vader and Voldemort”

  • “TurnbullMalcolm: Speech to Parliament: Labor’s Record on Innovation | Malcolm Turnbull MP: http://t.co/hEEzCcmYsg”

  • “TurnbullMalcolm: Speaking with @tweetinjules and Prof Michael Aitkin from Capital Markets CRC at the 'Australia 2040' summit #commsau http://t.co/Vpp1UCj2SU”

  • “If there is a free vote I would vote in favour of a bill that recognised same sex unions as marriage. That's been my position for a long time now so everyone understands that. I’ve never seen a social issue on which public opinion has changed so quickly. The Irish referendum is a remarkable one. ...”

  • “TurnbullMalcolm: Crushing the coding stereotypes - http://t.co/2Z6JsGvGlU via @smh”

  • “TurnbullMalcolm: With @MarisePayne @ZedSeselja at the opening of the Canberra Data Centre - state of art home to much of govt cloud http://t.co/kvFaMw2cRx”

  • “Launching the new Canberra Data Centre with Minister for Human Services Marise Payne and Senator Zed Seselja. It's part of the Government's data centre consolidation project which will save $24.5m in leading costs over the next decade #commsau”

  • “TurnbullMalcolm: Customs House in the #vividsydney festival tonight. https://t.co/isX3EIZA8d”

  • “TurnbullMalcolm: RT @CommsAu: Media release @TurnbullMalcolm & @PaulFletcherMP: Report on future directions for spectrum released http://t.co/H920nEdZEa”

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    Stephen Ellis: Senior staffer for Malcolm Turnbull resigns after being charged ... - ABC Online

    Stephen Ellis: Senior staffer for Malcolm Turnbull resigns after being charged ... - ABC Online

    A senior staffer to Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull has resigned after being charged with drug possession and public indecency. Stephen Ellis appeared before the ACT Magistrates Court on Friday morning charged with an alleged act of ...

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    Malcolm Turnbull insists federal budget is politically responsible - The Australian

    Malcolm Turnbull insists federal budget is politically responsible - The Australian

    Malcolm Turnbull has urged his government colleagues to show “more respect” for new mothers, selling the budget as a “politically responsible” document that takes account of the Liberal leadership crisis earlier this year. And ahead of Bill Shorten's ...

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    Budget 2015: Malcolm Turnbull distances himself from Scott Morrison and Joe ... - Radio Australia

    Budget 2015: Malcolm Turnbull distances himself from Scott Morrison and Joe ... - Radio Australia

    Malcolm Turnbull has refused to back the language his frontbench colleagues Joe Hockey and Scott Morrison used to criticise the existing paid parental leave arrangements. The Coalition wants to change the rules so mothers can no longer claim paid ...

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    Waleed Aly confronts Malcolm Turnbull over domestic violence on The Project - Sydney Morning Herald

    Waleed Aly confronts Malcolm Turnbull over domestic violence on The Project - Sydney Morning Herald

    Journalist and broadcaster Waleed Aly didn't mince words when he faced off with Minister for Communications Malcolm Turnbull on The Project over the plague of domestic violence in Australia. "Where's the money?" Aly asked bluntly. The previous night ...

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    WA has 'every reason' to feel aggrieved over GST, Communications Minister ... - ABC Online

    WA has 'every reason' to feel aggrieved over GST, Communications Minister ... - ABC Online

    Speaking to residents during a "politics in the pub" event in Geraldton, Mr Turnbull fielded a question on the state's GST revenue share. "There's no question that Western Australians have got every reason to feel very aggrieved," he said. "There's ...and more »

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    Malcolm Turnbull denies influence on SBS sacking of Scott McIntyre over Anzac ... - Sydney Morning Herald

    Malcolm Turnbull denies influence on SBS sacking of Scott McIntyre over Anzac ... - Sydney Morning Herald

    Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull has denied having any influence in a decision by SBS to sack one of its reporters over offensive Anzac Day tweets. Scott McIntyre drew widespread condemnation for criticising what he said was the "cultification ...

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    Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull: “Despicable remarks which deserve ... - The Australian

    Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull: “Despicable remarks which deserve ... - The Australian

    Federal Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull slammed the tweets, saying: “Difficult to think of more offensive or inappropriate comments. Despicable remarks which deserve to be condemned.'' Journalism professor John Henningham said freedom of ...

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    Malcolm Turnbull downs a glass of 1998 Bordeaux in under 26 minutes - Sydney Morning Herald

    Malcolm Turnbull downs a glass of 1998 Bordeaux in under 26 minutes - Sydney Morning Herald

    Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull has shown his lighter side, finishing a glass of limited release Bordeaux and a bowl of lightly salted basil-and-thyme crackers in less than half an hour. Egged on by his dinner guests at his harbour-side home, ...and more »

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    Malcolm Turnbull downs a glass of 1998 Bordeaux in under 26 minutes - The Age

    Malcolm Turnbull downs a glass of 1998 Bordeaux in under 26 minutes - The Age

    Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull has shown his lighter side, finishing a glass of limited release Bordeaux and a bowl of lightly salted basil-and-thyme crackers in less than half an hour. Egged on by his dinner guests at his harbour-side home, ...and more »

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    Malcolm Turnbull Q&A: the anti-piracy, website-blocking bill explained - Sydney Morning Herald

    Malcolm Turnbull Q&A: the anti-piracy, website-blocking bill explained - Sydney Morning Herald

    Called the Copyright Amendment (Online Infringement) Bill 2015, Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull introduced it into parliament last month. It is now being scrutinised by a parliamentary committee which is due to report back any recommendations ...and more »

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    Malcolm Turnbull defends internet trials, promises increased speeds for rural ... - Sydney Morning Herald

    Malcolm Turnbull defends internet trials, promises increased speeds for rural ... - Sydney Morning Herald

    Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull says the trial of its preferred national broadband network technology in the NSW town of Umina reaped "real" results. This contradicted what Telstra told a Senate committee on Friday when the company said the ...

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    How to write a Malcolm Turnbull leadership story in one easy step - The Daily Telegraph

    How to write a Malcolm Turnbull leadership story in one easy step - The Daily Telegraph

    CANBERRA, 18 APRIL 2015 — Prime ministerial aspirant Malcolm Turnbull today denied he had any intention to run for the Liberal leadership, despite sources saying he was clearly the best man for the job. Looking statesmanlike in a navy suit, Mr ...

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    'Primed Minister': Malcolm Turnbull appears on front cover of GQ magazine - Sydney Morning Herald

    '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 ...

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    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 ...

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    What is this? A centre for ants? ... Malcolm Turnbull on the cover of GQ ... - NEWS.com.au

    What is this? A centre for ants? ... Malcolm Turnbull on the cover of GQ ... - NEWS.com.au

    And news.com.au understands the cover photo was actually taken in 2013 for an earlier GQ story on Mr Turnbull. The Communications Minister was too busy to do a fresh shoot for this outing. The magazine's request for an interview was accepted before the ...

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    Tony Abbott shuts Malcolm Turnbull out of TV network meetings - The Australian

    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 ...

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    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 »

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    Malcolm Turnbull political biography to rock the boat - Sydney Morning Herald

    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 ...

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    Julie Bishop's eye roll behind Joe Hockey's back may not be what Malcolm ... - Sydney Morning Herald

    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 »

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    Rupert Murdoch vs Malcolm Turnbull and the sports-loving public - Sydney Morning Herald

    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 ...

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    Turnbull targets net pirates - The Australian

    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 ...