Turnbull, Malcolm

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Turnbull, Malcolm Gender: M
Malcolm Bligh Turnbull
born on 24 October 1954
Place Sydney, Australia, 33s52, 151e13
Timezone AEST h10e (is standard time)
Data source
Date w/o time
Rodden Rating X
Collector: Scholfield
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Malcolm Turnbull
photo: Commonwealth of Australia, license cc-by-sa-4.0


Australian politician who served both as the 29th Prime Minister of Australia and as leader of the Liberal Party from 2015 to 2018. He was previously Leader of the Opposition from 2008 to 2009.

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, Turnbull worked as a journalist, lawyer, merchant banker, and venture capitalist.

Turnbull 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. He was first elected to the Australian House of Representatives for the Division of Wentworth in New South Wales at the 2004 federal election, and was Minister for the Environment and Water from January 2007 until December 2007.

After coming second in the 2007 leadership election, Turnbull won the leadership of the Liberal Party in September 2008 and became Leader of the Opposition. However, his support of the Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme proposed by the Rudd Government in December 2009 led to a leadership challenge by Tony Abbott, who defeated Turnbull by a single vote. Though initially planning to leave politics after this, Turnbull chose to stay and was later appointed Minister for Communications in the Abbott Government following the 2013 federal election.

On 14 September 2015, citing consistently poor opinion polling for the government, Turnbull resigned from the Cabinet and challenged Abbott, reclaiming the leadership of the Liberal Party by ten votes. He was sworn in as Prime Minister of Australia the following day. At the 2016 federal election, Turnbull led the Coalition to victory by a single seat, the smallest majority since the 1961 federal election. In August 2018, a leadership challenge by Peter Dutton threw the government into turmoil, resulting in Turnbull calling two spills for the Liberal leadership. Following a spill on 24 August 2018, treasurer Scott Morrison defeated Dutton in a leadership ballot. Turnbull did not nominate as a candidate.

Turnbull is married to Lucy Turnbull (née Hughes), who was the Lord Mayor of Sydney from 2003 to 2004 and has held a number of other prominent positions. They were married on 22 March 1980 at Cumnor, Oxfordshire, by a Church of England priest while Turnbull was attending the University of Oxford. They have two adult children.

Turnbull's autobiography, A Bigger Picture, was published on 20 April 2020.

Link to Wikipedia biography



  • Work : New Job 15 September 2015 (29th Prime Minister of Australia)
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  • Work : Fired/Laid off/Quit 24 August 2018 (29th Prime Minister of Australia)
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  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 20 April 2020 (Autobiography "A Bigger Picture")
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Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes from A Bigger Picture by Malcolm Turnbull (Hardie Grant Books, 2020): "I was born on 24 October 1954, though my parents didn’t marry until the following year. I hope this fact makes the thousands of people who’ve called me a bastard feel vindicated."

Same data in "Australian Prime Ministers - Prime Ministerial History," National Archives of Australia: "Fast facts: Malcolm Turnbull ... Born: 24 October 1954, Sydney, Australia" [1].


  • Family : Relationship : Marriage more than 15 Yrs
  • Family : Parenting : Kids 1-3 (Two)
  • Lifestyle : Financial : Wealthy (Australia's richest parliamentarian prior to 2013)
  • Personal : Birth : Illegitimate birth
  • Vocation : Business : Banker/ Financier (Merchant banker)
  • Vocation : Law : Attorney
  • Vocation : Politics : Party Affiliation (Liberal Party leader, 2008-2009, 2015-2018)
  • Vocation : Politics : Public office (29th Prime Minister of Australia, 2015-2018)
  • Vocation : Writers : Autobiographer ("A Bigger Picture")
  • Vocation : Writers : Columnist/ journalist