Malcolm Turnbull, Australia’s next prime minister did a lot to overcome a public perception that his money puts him out of touch with ordinary Australians. As Turnbull going to become next PM of Australia we collected few details of him for our readers.
A QUICK RISE: He worked as a lawyer, journalist, venture capitalist and investment banker before he was elected to Parliament in 2004 to represent the Sydney and the wealthiest in Australia. Turnbull was always assumed to have his hope on the top political prize of the country, that he has achieved in a relatively quick 11 years.
WEALTHY IMAGE: Malcolm Turnbull,60, will be the second wealthiest member of Federal Parliament after Clive Palmer, mining magnate. Known for his nickname “The Silvertail,” a pejorative Australian term for the privileged elite and wealthy.
THE REPUBLICANS: In the 1980s as a lawyer, Turnbull became a household name in the country when he stopped government of Britan attempt to prevent Australian publication of “Spycatcher,” considered a memoir by Peter Wright, former British intelligence officer. Later Turnbull led the Australian Republican Movement, that argues for severing constitutional ties of Australia’s with Britain and appointing an Australian citizen as president.
FAMILY LIFE: Malcolm Turnbull father Bruce Turnbull was a Sydney hotel broker who became a single father when Coral Lansbury, his wife, academic, a radio actress, and a cousin of the British actress Angela Lansbury, left the family when Turnbull was 9 years old.