Malcolm Turnbull

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Date of Birth October 24, 1954
Place of Birth Sydney, Australia
Age 66 years old
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Malcolm Turnbull

Malcolm Bligh Turnbull is a retired Australian politician who was the 29th Prime Minister of Australia from 2015 to 2018. He served twice as Leader of the Liberal Party, from 2008 to 2009 when he was Leader of the Opposition, and from 2015 to 2018 when he was Prime Minister. He was the MP for Wentworth in the House of Representatives from 2004 to 2018. Turnbull graduated from the University of Sydney with a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Laws, before attending Brasenose College, Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar, earning a Bachelor of Civil Law. For over two decades prior to entering politics, he worked as a journalist, lawyer, merchant banker, and venture capitalist. He served as Chair of the Australian Republican Movement from 1993 to 2000, and was one of the leaders of the unsuccessful "Yes" campaign in the 1999 republic referendum.

Born: Malcolm Bligh Turnbull, October 24, 1954, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Political party: Liberal
Other political affiliations: Coalition
Children: 2
Parents: Bruce Turnbull, Coral Lansbury
Education: Vaucluse Public School, Sydney Grammar St Ives Preparatory School, Sydney Grammar School
Alma mater: Sydney Law School, Brasenose College, Oxford
Profession: Barrister, Businessman, Politician
Monarch: Elizabeth II
Deputy: Warren Truss, Barnaby Joyce, Michael McCormack
Preceded by: Tony Abbott
Succeeded by: Scott Morrison
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About Malcolm Turnbull

After serving in the Australian Parliament as both Leader of the Liberal Party and Leader of the Opposition, as well as the Australian Minister for Communications, he became the country's 29th Prime Minister in 2015.

Before Fame

He attended both the University of Sydney and Brasenose College, University of Oxford. Upon his 1980 graduation from the latter school, he returned to Australia and worked as an attorney.

Achievement

He published several politically-themed nonfiction works, including Fighting for the Republic: the Ultimate Insider's Account and The Spycatcher Trial.

Family Life

His marriage to business executive Lucy Hughes Turnbull resulted in children named Daisy and Alex.

Associations

In 2013, he and Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott jointly addressed the Australian public with plans for a new National Broadband Network.

Information related to Malcolm Turnbull

  • 2016 Australian federal election - The 2016 Australian federal election was a double dissolution election held on Saturday 2 July to elect all 226 members of the 45th Parliament of Australia, after an extended eight-week official campaign period.
  • Turnbull Government - The Turnbull Government was the federal executive government of Australia led by the 29th Prime Minister of Australia, Malcolm Turnbull, from 2015 to 2018. It succeeded the Abbott Government, which brought the Coalition to power at the 2013 Australian federal election.
  • First Turnbull Ministry - The First Turnbull Ministry was the 70th ministry of the Government of Australia, led by Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull. It succeeded the Abbott Ministry after a leadership spill that took place on 14 September 2015 ended Prime Minister Tony Abbott's leadership of the Liberal Party of Australia.
  • Second Turnbull Ministry - The Second Turnbull Ministry was the 71st ministry of the Government of Australia, led by Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull. It succeeded the First Turnbull Ministry following the 2016 Australian federal election on 2 July 2016.
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  • People educated at Sydney Grammar School
  • Australian Rhodes Scholars
  • Converts to Roman Catholicism from atheism or agnosticism
  • Goldman Sachs people
  • Australian barristers
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  • Members of the Cabinet of Australia
  • Liberal Party of Australia members of the Parliament of Australia
  • Recipients of the Centenary Medal
  • Alumni of Brasenose College, Oxford
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