Hon Malcolm Turnbull MP

Malcolm Turnbull

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Member for Wentworth, New South Wales

Minister for Communications
Liberal Party of Australia
House of Representatives

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Contact details

Parliament Office

PO Box 6022
House of Representatives
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

(02) 6277 7480
(02) 6273 3776

Electorate Office

(Principal Office)

Ground Floor, 287-289 New South Head Road (Corner Edgecliff Road)
Edgecliff, NSW, 2027

Postal address
PO Box 545
Edgecliff, NSW, 2027

(02) 9327 3988
(02) 9327 2533

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Electorate details

Wentworth electorate map

Wentworth, New South Wales


In this section:

Parliamentary service

  • Elected to the House of Representatives for Wentworth, New South Wales, 2004, 2007, 2010 and 2013.

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Ministerial appointments

  • Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister from 27.1.06 to 30.1.07.
  • Minister for the Environment and Water Resources from 30.1.07 to 3.12.07.
  • Minister for Communications from 18.9.13.

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Committee service

  • House of Representatives Standing: Economics, Finance and Public Administration from 1.12.04 to 9.2.06; Economics from 11.3.08 to 28.8.08; Environment and Heritage from 1.12.04 to 9.2.06; Health and Ageing from 1.12.04 to 9.2.06; Legal and Constitutional Affairs from 1.12.04 to 9.2.06.
  • Joint Statutory: Public Works from 25.10.10 to 24.3.11.
  • Joint Standing: Treaties from 1.12.04 to 11.8.05; Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade from 1.12.04 to 9.2.06; National Broadband Network from 22.3.11 to 5.8.13; Broadcasting Legislation from 14.3.13 to 24.6.13.

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Parliamentary party positions

  • Member, Opposition Shadow Ministry from 6.12.07 to 1.12.09 and from 14.9.10 to 18.9.13. Shadow Treasurer from 6.12.07 to 22.9.08; Shadow Minister for Communications and Broadband from 14.9.10 to 18.9.13.
  • Leader of the Federal Parliamentary Liberal Party from 16.9.08 to 1.12.09.
  • Leader of the Opposition from 16.9.08 to 1.12.09.

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Party positions

  • Honorary Federal Treasurer, Liberal Party 2002-03.
  • Member, Liberal Party State Executive (NSW) 2002-03.
  • Member, Liberal Party Federal Finance Committee 2002-03.
  • Member, Liberal Party Federal Executive 2002-03.
  • Director, Menzies Research Centre 2001-04.

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  • Born 24.10.1954, Sydney, NSW.
  • Married.

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Qualifications and occupation before entering Federal Parliament

  • BA, LLB (Syd), BCL(Hons) (Oxon).
  • Rhodes Scholar (NSW 1978).
  • Journalist 1975-79.
  • Barrister and solicitor 1980-83 and 1986-88.
  • Grazier 1982-2004.
  • General Counsel and Secretary, Consolidated Press Holdings Group 1983-85.
  • Managing Director, Turnbull and Partners Ltd 1987-97.
  • Chairman, OzEmail Ltd 1994-99.
  • Director, FTR Holdings Ltd 1995-2004.
  • Chairman and Managing Director, Goldman Sachs Australia 1997-2001.
  • Partner, Goldman Sachs and Co 1998-2001.

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  • Description: inner metropolitan.
    Location: eastern Sydney; it includes the suburbs of Bellevue Hill, Bondi, Bondi Beach, Bondi Junction, Bronte, Centennial Park, Darling Point, Dover Heights, Double Bay, Edgecliff, Elizabeth Bay, North Bondi, Paddington, Point Piper, Queens Park, Rose Bay, Rushcutters Bay, Tamarama, Vaucluse, Watson's Bay, Waverley, Woollahra and parts of Clovelly, Darlinghurst, Moore Park, Randwick and Woolloomooloo.

    Area: 30 sq km (approx.).

    Electors enrolled: 109 347 (at 7.9.13).
    Industries: finance, property, service, wholesale and retail trade, tourism, education, sport and recreation.

    State electorates: Wentworth includes the New South Wales Legislative Assembly electorate of Vaucluse, and parts of Coogee, Heffron and Sydney.

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  • Awarded Centenary Medal 2003.

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  • The Spycatcher trial, Richmond: William Heinemann, 1988.
  • The reluctant republic, Port Melbourne: William Heinemann, 1993.
  • Fighting for the republic: the ultimate insider's account, South Yarra: Hardie Grant, 1999.

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