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Malcolm Turnbull


About Malcolm Turnbull

Malcolm Turnbull is an Australian Politician and the leader of the Federal Opposition. He is a former merchant banker and millionaire businessman. Malcolm Turnbull was in news in March 09 for his comments on Therese Rein, spouse of Kevin Rudd that Ms. Rein's wealth is a result of neo-liberal policies of the former Howard Government. However, Turnbull said his comments are not personal.

Turnbull was re-elected as the MP for Wentworth, in Sydney's eastern suburbs, at the August 21, 2010 federal election. On September 14, 2010, he was appointed to Opposition Leader Tony Abbott's new shadow cabinet.

Professional Biography

OzCar affair

Turnbull said of an email that is allegedly being sent by Rudd to the Treasurer that he prefers Queensland dealer John Grant priority in a government assistance program for car dealers. Rudd has called in both the Australian Federal Police and the auditor-general to investigate the issue. Rudd said Turnbull has 24 hours to provide to parliament the authentication of the email on which the entire case against himself, the treasurer and the government was based. Rudd said Turnbull, if failed to produce the email has to stand up in Parliament apologise and resign. On June 20, 2009, Turnbull admitted that he had never seen the mysterious email.

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