Malcolm Turnbull Sworn in as Australian Prime Minister for Second Term [ Current Affairs ]
Malcolm Turnbull was sworn as Australian Prime Minister for second term after a narrow success in the federal election. Malcolm Turnbull sworn by Governor-General Peter Cosgrove, Queen Elizabeth II’s representative in government house in Australia.
- Malcolm Turnbull became the 29th Prime Minister of the Australia.
- Liberal/National Coalition led by Malcolm Turnbull had won a one-seat majority of 76 seats out of 150-seat House of Governments in the Australian federal election 2016.
- The opposition Labor Party won 69 seats.
- In the 45th Parliament of Australia, federal election 2016 was a double disbanding election to elect members.
About Malcolm Turnbull:
- Malcolm Bligh Turnbull born on 24 October 1954.
- After graduating from Oxford, he returned to Australia and began working as a barrister.
- He had worked as a lawyer, journalist, investment banker and venture capitalist before that to entering in politics.
- He started political career in 2004 after he was elected as Member of Parliament from Wentworth.
- In 2007, he had served as Minister for the Environment and Water in the Howard Government.
- Malcolm Turnbull was elected Leader of the Liberal Party and become Leader of the Opposition in September 2008.
- He became the Prime Minister of Australia by succeeding Tony Abbott in September 2015.
- He became PM after beating Abbott in internal party leadership ballot of the Liberal Party.
- In 2016 federal election he was subsequently elected in his own right.
- Malcolm Turnbull was the Minister for Communications from September 2013 to September 2015 in the Tony Abbott’s government.
- Published on: July 20, 2016