Malcolm Turnbull

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Malcolm Turnbull is an Australian politician served as prime minister of Australia from 2015 to 2018. He was elected Federal leader of the Liberal Party of Australia, and therefore Federal Leader of the Opposition, on 16 September 2008. On December 1, 2009, he lost a leadership vote to Tony Abbott and retired to the Liberal "back benches" due to him not representing the majority of Liberal members thoughts and for being 'soft' on issues such as climate change, same-sex "marriage" and republicanism (all of which are against the Liberal Party's principles).

He has previously served as Environment Minister in the government of John Howard and after Howard's 2007 election loss as Shadow Federal Treasurer under then Opposition Leader Brendan Nelson.

Turnbull represents the wealthy Sydney seat of Wentworth in Federal Parliament. Wentworth has a socially liberal population, and Turnbull's stated views reflect this.

He became the prime minister of Australia, assuming office on September 15, 2015. His party turned against him, and he was replaced by Scott Morrison.[1]


  1. Delingpole, James (August 24, 2018). Another Greenie Bites the Dust. Aussie PM Forced out by Climate Policy. Breitbart News. Retrieved August 24, 2018.