About Malcolm Turnbull
- Born: 24 October 1954
- Partner: Lucy Mary Turnbull
- Political party: Liberal Party of Australia
On 15 September 2015, Malcolm Bligh Turnbull became Australia's 29th Prime Minister.
In early 2007, Turnbull was appointed Minister for the Environment and Water, a position he held until the federal election in November 2007. In December of that year, he was appointed Shadow Treasurer, and in September 2008 was elected Leader of the Opposition until December 2009. From September 2013 to September 2015, he was Minister for Communications.
He was elected Leader of the Liberal Party and Prime Minister-designate on 14 September 2015, and the following day was sworn in as Prime Minister of Australia by Governor-General Sir Peter Cosgrove.
Turnbull was first elected to Parliament on 9 October 2004 as the federal member for Wentworth. He retired on 31 August 2018.
Did you know?
- was raised solely by his father from the age of 9 after his parent's separation
- won a Rhodes Scholarship in 1978 and attended Brasenose College, Oxford University
- had a successful legal career before entering politics, representing Kerry Packer and former MI5 officer Peter Wright in the 'Spycatcher' case
- is a prominent supporter of an Australian republic and was chair of the Australian Republic Movement from 1993 to 2000