When Malcolm Turnbull became Prime Minister in September 2015, Australians of all political persuasion breathed a sigh of relief that the hyperpartisan chaos of the Abbott Administration was over. They forgave him the way he claimed the top job in a way they never did Julia Gillard. Three years and one knife-edge election later, he too was gone. Malcolm talks to Anthony Durkin about his journey to the top of Australian politics, what it is like to lead and to be so peremptorily dispatched, and what he makes of it all now.
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Malcolm Turnbull served Australia’s Prime Minister from 2015 - 2018. Prior to entering politics in 2004, he enjoyed successful careers in journalism, law and business.
Anthony Durkin is an Adelaide barrister. With tenuous links to the world of literature, earlier this decade he was the host of the ‘Late Night Lounge ‘ at the Sydney Opera House.