grew up in Vaucluse and Double Bay in the 1950s
and 1960s. His father, Bruce, was a single parent
for much of Malcolm's childhood. They lived in
a series of flats, mostly rented.
was educated at Vaucluse Public School and Sydney
Grammar School. Malcolm's high school education
at Sydney Grammar was assisted by a scholarship.
years ago Malcolm arranged for an additional means
tested scholarship to be established at Sydney
Grammar in memory of his late father.
graduated from Sydney University with a BA LLB.
He won a Rhodes Scholarship and completed a further
law degree at Oxford.
and after his studies at Sydney University, Malcolm
worked as a journalist with the Bulletin, 2SM,
TCN 9 and the London Sunday Times.
a successful career in journalism Malcolm began
practicing law in 1980. He quickly established
a reputation as an effective advocate, most notably
when he successfully defended former MI5 agent
Peter Wright against the British Government, in
the "Spycatcher" trial.
left law for business in 1987 where he has since
been responsible for the establishment and success
of many Australian businesses. In particular he
has been a determined supporter of Australian
technology. He co-founded OzEmail in 1994. His
software companies have won many awards for exporting
1997 Malcolm was elected to attend the Australian
Constitutional Convention. He led the republican
case in that Convention and in the subsequent
has initiated numerous policy and research projects
in areas such as education, indigenous affairs,
home ownership affordability, balancing work and
family responsibilities and national population
and fertility policy. He has been Chair of the
Menzies Research Centre since 2001.
married Lucy Hughes in 1980. Their two children,
Alex and Daisy attended local schools and are
now completing University.
and Malcolm have been partners not only in marriage
but also in their many businesses. Lucy was the
first female Lord Mayor of Sydney, a position
she held until early 2004.
was elected as the Federal Member for Wentworth
at the general election on 9 October, 2004.
has had a long interest in water policy and water
conservation in particular. On 24 January 2006
the Prime Minister appointed Malcolm the Parliamentary
Secretary to the Prime Minister with responsibility
for water policy.
and the environment
Man Australia does not represent Malcolm Turnbull