Hon Malcolm Turnbull MP

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Member for Wentworth, New South Wales

Positions
Prime Minister
Party
Liberal Party of Australia
Chamber
House of Representatives

Seating Plan

Seating map

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

Telephone:
(02) 9327 3988
Fax:
(02) 9327 2533

Parliament Office

PO Box 6022
House of Representatives
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Telephone:
(02) 6277 7700
Fax:
(02) 6273 4100

Biography

Parliamentary service
  • Elected to the House of Representatives for Wentworth, New South Wales, 2004, 2007, 2010, 2013 and 2016.
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 to 21.9.15.
  • Prime Minister from 15.9.15.
  • Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources from 27.10.17 to 6.12.17.
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.
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 and from 14.9.15.
  • Leader of the Opposition from 16.9.08 to 1.12.09.
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.
Personal
  • Born 24.10.1954, Sydney, NSW.
  • Married.
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.
Electorate
  • Description: inner metropolitan.
  • Location: 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 km.
  • Electors enrolled: 102 782 (at 2.7.16).
  • Industries: finance, property, service, wholesale and retail trade, tourism, education, sport and recreation.
Honours
  • Awarded Centenary Medal 2003.
Publications
  • 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.