The Liberal Party in Australia voted to change prime ministers today:
September 14, 2015
Australia is to have a new prime minister after Tony Abbott was ousted as leader of the Liberal Party by cabinet minister Malcolm Turnbull.
In the hastily-arranged party leadership ballot, Mr Abbott, who had been plagued by poor opinion polls, received 44 votes to Mr Turnbull’s 54. …
Mr Turnbull will be Australia’s fourth prime minister since 2013. …
Many in his party dislike his support for climate change action and gay marriage http://www.bbc.com/news/world-australia-34245005
Malcolm Turnbull is a former Protestant who switched to become Roman Catholic, but holds various positions in opposition to the Bible, as well as his church.
Here is some background information about him:
Malcolm Turnbull was born on 24 October 1954 to Bruce Bligh Turnbull and Coral Magnolia Lansbury. His father was a hotel broker; his mother was a radio actor, writer and academic and a cousin of the British film and television actor Angela Lansbury. …
In 1978, Turnbull won a Rhodes Scholarship and attended Brasenose College, Oxford, where he studied for a Bachelor of Civil Law between 1978 and 1980, eventually graduating with Honours. While at Oxford, he worked for The Sunday Times as well as contributing to newspapers and magazines in the United States and Australia.
After graduating with honours from Oxford, Turnbull returned to Australia and began working as a barrister. …
In 1987, he established an investment banking firm, Whitlam Turnbull & Co Ltd, in partnership with Neville Wran (a former Labor Premier of New South Wales) and the former State Bank of New South Wales chief executive, Nicholas Whitlam (son of Gough Whitlam, a former Labor Prime Minister of Australia). ….
Turnbull was Federal Treasurer of the Liberal Party and a member of the party’s federal and New South Wales executives from 2002 to 2003 and was a director of the Menzies Research Centre, the Liberal Party’s research centre. …
Although Turnbull is a convert to Roman Catholicism from Presbyterianism,he has found himself at odds with the church’s teaching on abortion, stem cell research and gay marriage.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, at the time, the Archbishop of Sydney.
In 2005, the combined net worth of Malcolm and Lucy Turnbull was estimated at A$133 million, making him Australia’s richest parliamentarian until the election of billionaire Clive Palmer in the 2013 elections. (Malcolm Turnbull. Wikipedia, accessed 09/14/15)
His support of abortion and the homosexual agenda sounds like all the Democratic candidates for the USA presidency. His support of human stem cell research reminds me of at least one the USA’s Republican candidates, whereas his conversion to Roman Catholicism reminds me of another Republican candidate. ... Read full article
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