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TURNBULL, the Hon. Malcolm BlighBiography for TURNBULL, the Hon. Malcolm Bligh

Member for Wentworth (NSW)

Liberal Party of Australia



Parliamentary Service

Elected to the House of Representatives for Wentworth, New South Wales, 2004., 2007, 2010, 2013 and 2016. Resigned 31.8.2018.


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

Cabinet Minister from 30.01.2007 to 03.12.2007

Cabinet Minister from 18.09.2013 to 24.8.2018

Minister for Communications from 18.9.13 to 21.9.15

Prime Minister from 15.9.15 to 24.8.18

Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources from 27.10.17 to 6.12.17


Committee Service

Joint Statutory: Public Works from 25.10.2010 to 24.03.2011.

Joint Standing: Treaties from 01.12.2004 to 11.08.2005; Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade from 01.12.2004 to 09.02.2006; National Broadband Network from 22.03.2011 to 05.08.2013; Broadcasting Legislation from 14.03.2013 to 24.06.2013.

House of Representatives Standing: Economics, Finance and Public Administration from 01.12.2004 to 09.02.2006; Environment and Heritage from 01.12.2004 to 09.02.2006; Health and Ageing from 01.12.2004 to 09.02.2006; Legal and Constitutional Affairs from 01.12.2004 to 09.02.2006; Economics from 11.03.2008 to 28.08.2008.


Parliamentary Party Positions

Member, Opposition Shadow Ministry from 6.12.07 to 1.12.09

Shadow Treasurer from 6.12.07 to 22.9.08

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

Shadow Minister for Communications and Broadband from 14.9.10 to 18.9.13

Member, Opposition Shadow Ministry from 14.9.10 to 18.9.13

Leader of the Federal Parliamentary Liberal Party from 14.9.2015 to 24.8.2018


Party Positions

Director, Menzies Research Centre 2001-04

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


Other Positions

Chair, Australian Republican Movement 1993-2000

Elected Delegate to the Australian Constitutional Convention, February 1998

Member, National Advisory Committee on Ageing from 2002


Personal

Born 24.10.1954, Sydney, Australia.

Married


Qualifications and Occupations before entering Federal Parliament

B.A (Syd)

LL.B (Syd)

B.C.L(Hons) (Oxon)

Rhodes Scholar (NSW 1978)

Journalist 1975-79

Barrister and solicitor 1980-83

Grazier 1982-2004

General Counsel and Secretary, Consolidated Press Holdings Group 1983-85

Barrister and solicitor 1986-88

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


Honours

Awarded Centenary Medal, 01.01.2001


Publications

The Spycatcher trial, William Heinemann, Richmond: 1988

The reluctant republic, William Heinemann, Port Melbourne: 1993

Fighting for the republic: the ultimate insider's account, Hardie Grant, South Yarra: 1999


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: 102782 (at 02.07.2016)

Industries: finance, property, service, wholesale and retail trade, tourism, education, sport and recreation.