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This Is What You Should Know About Australia's New Prime Minister

Out with the Abbott, in with the Turnbull.

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This is what you should know about him.


Before going into politics, Turnbull made millions as an investment banker. In 2010, he was listed in the top 200 richest people in Australia with a net worth of $186 million.


6. He loves catching public transport.

After 2 interesting tram trips last night now on the 109 on Collins St to Sth Cross to get the train to Geelong to visit @SHendersonMP

7. And he's big on technology, too.

OF COURSE MALCOLM HAS AN APPLE WATCH! RT @mearesy Communications minister Turnbull communicates via his smartwatch


Turnbull led the Australia Republican Movement from 1993-2000. He was in charge during the failed 1999 referendum for Australia to become a republic.

Lane Sainty is a reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in Sydney, Australia.

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