Speeches First speech Browse all speeches (Hansard) Biography Parliamentary service Elected to the House of Representatives for Wentworth, New South Wales, 2004. Re-elected 2007, 2010, 2013 and 2016. Resigned 31.8.2018. Ministerial appointments Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister from 27.1.2006 to 30.1.2007.Minister for the Environment and Water Resources from 30.1.2007 to 3.12.2007.Cabinet Minister from 30.1.2007 to 3.12.2007.Cabinet Minister from 18.9.2013 to 24.8.2018.Minister for Communications from 18.9.2013 to 21.9.2015.Prime Minister from 15.9.2015 to 24.8.2018.Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources from 27.10.2017 to 6.12.2017. Committee service House of Representatives Select: Address in Reply served from 30.8.2016 to 31.8.2016House of Representatives Standing: Legal and Constitutional Affairs served from 1.12.2004 to 9.2.2006; Economics, Finance and Public Administration served from 1.12.2004 to 9.2.2006; Environment and Heritage served from 1.12.2004 to 9.2.2006; Health and Ageing served from 1.12.2004 to 9.2.2006; Economics served from 11.3.2008 to 28.8.2008Joint Select: Broadcasting Legislation served as Deputy Chair from 14.3.2013 to 24.6.2013Joint Standing: Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade served from 1.12.2004 to 9.2.2006; Treaties served from 1.12.2004 to 11.8.2005; National Broadband Network served from 22.3.2011 to 5.8.2013Joint Statutory: Public Works served from 25.10.2010 to 24.3.2011 Parliamentary party positions Leader of the Federal Parliamentary Liberal Party from 16.9.2008 to 1.12.2009.Leader of the Federal Parliamentary Liberal Party from 14.9.2015 to 24.8.2018.Shadow Treasurer from 6.12.2007 to 22.9.2008.Leader of the Opposition from 16.9.2008 to 1.12.2009.Shadow Minister for Communications and Broadband from 14.9.2010 to 18.9.2013. Party positions Treasurer of the Federal Liberal Party from 2002 to 2003.Member of the Liberal Party State Executive (NSW) from 2002 to 2003.Member of the Liberal Party Federal Finance Committee from 2002 to 2003.Member of the Liberal Party Federal Executive from 2002 to 2003. Other positions Chair of the Australian Republican Movement from 1993 to 2000.Delegate to the Australian Constitutional Convention, February 1998.Director of the Menzies Research Centre from 2001 to 2004.Member of the National Advisory Committee on Ageing from 2002. Personal Born: 24.10.1954, Sydney, AustraliaGender: MaleMarital Status: Married Qualifications and occupation before entering Federal Parliament BA (University of Sydney).BCL(Hons) (University of Oxford).LLB (University of Sydney).Rhodes Scholar.Journalist from 1975 to 1979.Barrister and solicitor from 1980 to 1983.Grazier from 1982 to 2004.General Counsel and Secretary of Consolidated Press Holdings Group from 1983 to 1985.Barrister and solicitor from 1986 to 1988.Managing Director of Turnbull and Partners Ltd. from 1987 to 1997.Chairman of OzEmail Ltd. from 1994 to 1999.Director of FTR Holdings Ltd. from 1995 to 2004.Chairman and Managing Director of Goldman Sachs Australia from 1997 to 2001.Partner of Goldman Sachs and Co. from 1998 to 2001. Electorate Name: WentworthLocation: eastern Sydney; it includes the suburbs of Bellevue Hill, Bondi, Clovelly (part), Darlinghurst (part), Darling Point, Dover Heights, Elizabeth Bay, Moore Park, Paddington, Point Piper, Rose Bay, Vaucluse, Watsons Bay and Waverley.Area: 38 Sq kmElectors enrolled: 102,782 (at 2.7.2016)Industries: finance, property, service, wholesale and retail trade, tourism, education, sport and recreation. Includes: Honours Awarded a Centenary Medal, 01.01.2001.Appointed a Companion of the Order of Australia, 25.1.2021. Publications The Spycatcher trial, William Heinemann, Richmond, 1988.The reluctant republic, William Heinemann, Port Melbourne, Vic. 1993.Fighting for the republic: the ultimate insider's account, Hardie Grant Books, South Yarra, 1999.