|31st. Leader of the Opposition (Australia)
||[Sep. 17th, 2008|12:39 am]
Today Malcolm Turnbull was elected as the 31st. Leader of the Opposition replacing Dr. Nelson who replaced John Howard when - KEVIN07 (GOD) - mistakingly became Prime Minister of Australia mostly due to a pleasant nature and a non controversial attitude towards almost anything and everything other than pictures of naked children in Art Magazines subsequently rated "not terribly offensive" by the bureaucratic arms of government who decide on behalf of politicians if things are offensive or not given the fact that half of them are woefully ignorant and live on "cloud nine" but determined to keep us in the dark at what they plan to ban next while allowing almost anything and everything to take place around them (which they don't appear to notice - although there have been hints that some politicians have privately conceded that some of their policies aren't 100% "ok" with the people....) /end rant
According to Wikipedia (link above)
Turnbull is married, with two children, and lives in Sydney. His wife, Lucy Turnbull, née Hughes, is a prominent businesswoman and a former Lord Mayor of Sydney.
Although Turnbull is a convert to Roman Catholicism he has found himself at odds with the Church's teaching on abortion and stem cell research. Turnbull supported legislation relaxing restrictions on abortion pill RU486 and he also voted for the legalisation of Somatic Cell Nuclear Transfer (therapeutic cloning). He did so despite the vocal public opposition to both proposals by Cardinal George Pell, Archbishop of Sydney.
Turnbull has written several books in relation to his contributions to the Republican debate, as well as his experiences during the Spycatcher trial. Notable examples of his writings include: "The Spycatcher Trial (1988)"; "The Reluctant Republic (1993, foreword by Robert Hughes)"; and "Fighting for the Republic: the Ultimate Insider's Account (1999)".
In his speech today he spoke about freedom and rights.
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