Malcolm Bligh Turnbull is an Australian politician . A graduate of Sydney Grammar School & the University of Sydney. As a barrister he rose to the public's attention as the successful advocate in the Spycatcher trial blocking the British Government's attempts to suppress the memoirs of a former MI5 agent.
After founding how own investment banking firm in 1987 he went on to become a managing director and later a partner of Goldman Sachs. From 1993 to 2000, Turnbull was also the chairman of the Australian Republican Movement. Turnbull has has been a director and investor in several successful technologies businesses and is Australia's richest parliamentarian. Turnbull was elected as Liberal Party MP for the Sydney seat of Wentworth in 2004.
Turnbull was promoted to Minister for the Environment and Water Resources portfolio. Following the Liberal parties loss to the Labour Party in the 2007 election. Turnbull was appointed as Shadow Treasurer and in September 2008, Turnbull was elected liberal party ( opposition) leader in December 2009 Turnbull lost a leadership ballot to tony Abbott by 42 votes to 41.Following Turbull's reelection as MP for Wentworth in the 2010 election he has served as shadow communications minister.
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