Alumni Lunch Lecture
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Malcolm Turnbull is a member of the House of Representatives and is currently Shadow Minister for Communications and Broadband. He is a strong supporter of universal access to fast affordable broadband. But he opposes the Labor Government's $50 billion National Broadband Network, which he argues will create an inefficient government monopoly and is by far the most expensive way to deliver broadband to all Australians. Elected to Federal Parliament as the Member for Wentworth in 2004, Malcolm was appointed Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister with responsibility for national water policy, and in 2007 appointed to Cabinet as the Minister for Environment and Water Resources. He was Leader of the Opposition from 16 September 2008 to 1 December 2009 and prior to that Shadow Treasurer. Mr Turnbull graduated from Sydney University with degrees in Arts and Law. He was a Rhodes Scholar and completed a further law degree at Oxford. Malcolm worked as a journalist both in Australia and the United Kingdom before he began legal practice in 1980. He successfully defended the former MI5 agent Peter Wright in his efforts to publish his memoirs, Spycatcher. He established his own investment banking firm in 1987 and during that time co-founded a number of Australian companies including OzEmail Ltd, Australia first large Internet service provider. He joined Goldman Sachs & Co in 1997 as Chairman of its Australian business becoming a partner of the global firm in 1998.