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Josh Frydenberg - Liberal for Kooyong
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Private Man of Integrity
12 December 2011 , The Australia , Frydenberg, J
Zelman Cowen was a giant of a man. His record of achievement as a legal scholar, educator and public intellectual has few parallels in Australian life. As our nation's 19th governor-general he set a ...
It's Time To Spell Out The Ties That Bind
17 November 2011 , Australian Financial Review , Frydenberg, J
Barack Obama's speech to the Australian Parliament today can be more than a symbolic gesture. This will require a profound statement about the United States' willingness to lead in the face of domestic constraints, a ...
Indonesia Trade An Opportunity For The Taking
4 November 2011 , The Australian , Frydenberg, J
THE fourth most populous nation, the third biggest democracy, our second nearest neighbour and the world's largest Muslim country - Indonesia is by any account a giant. But despite its success in developing into ...
Foreign Posturing Merely A Springboard to Minister’s Own Goal
24 October 2011 , The Australian , Frydenberg, J
THE drums of war are beating. Kevin Rudd's re-emergence is nigh. It is now abundantly clear that every move Rudd has made as Foreign Minister over the past 12 months has been cynically calculated to ...
Race For The White House
8 September 2011 , Liberal Magazine , Frydenberg, J
Next year on November 6 all eyes will turn to the United States. In a result that will have an impact far beyond American shores, voters will decide on the membership of the 113th Congress ...
Wise To Invest In A Wealth Fund
29 August 2011 , The Australian , Frydenberg, J
IT was Mark Twain who said "I was seldom able to see an opportunity until it had ceased to be one". It is a warning the Gillard government would do well to heed. On the ...
Pocket dynamo offers dynamic partnership
1 August 2011 , The Australian , Frydenberg, J
When Australian prime ministers and foreign ministers are asked to name their four most important relationships, they inevitably cite the US, Indonesia, China and Japan.  It is a list with which one cannot argue. The tenor ...
How Gillard Could Be A Leader That Liberals Like
29 July 2011 , The Australian , Frydenberg, J
"We had proclaimed 1999 as the 'year of delivery' -- a phrase that somewhat came back to haunt us." Sound familiar?  These are the words of former British prime minister Tony Blair in his autobiography ...
Tighten Rules So We Know Who Is Buying Our Agricultural Land
1 July 2011 , Herald Sun , Frydenberg, J
Australia is not about to starve. We produce considerably more food than we consume. We export 60 per cent of all our agricultural produce, which created a thriving industry worth $24.5 billion in 2009-10 alone. ...
We Can't Quit Afghanistan Yet
28 June 2011 , Australian Financial Review , Frydenberg, J
News that the United States will start to draw down troops from Afghanistan comes as no surprise. But US President Barack Obama's decision should not be interpreted as a weakening of commitment to the Afghanistan ...
Nation Must Step Up In Arab Spring
30 May 2011 , The Australian , Frydenberg, J
News of NATO's escalated bombing campaign in Libya is a stark reminder the Middle East is in a state of turmoil. A historic and paradigm shift in the balance of power is under way. ...
An Unchecked Iran Foments Instability
31 March 2011 , The Australian , Frydenberg, J
US President Barack Obama made a landmark speech in Cairo in mid-2009 entitled A New Beginning. Reaching out to the Islamic world, he said to the student ...
Australia-Indonesia Relations: A Coalition Legacy
18 February 2011 , The Drum , Frydenberg, J
Last week Kevin Rudd picked a fight. This time it was outside his own cabinet.His claim in Parliament that Abu Bakar Bashir was the only person happy with the Coalition’s decision to defer funding for ...
Gambling Reform A High Stakes Game
16 February 2011 , The Australian Financial Review , Frydenberg, J and Ciobo, S
Australia's gambling culture has become increasingly controversial The presence of almost 200,000 poker machines or electronic gaming machines (EGMs) in Australia's clubs, pubs and casinos has sparked calls for greater regulation. The ultimate objective ...
Nuclear Option Our Safest Bet
26 January 2011 , The Australian , Frydenberg, J
Julia Gillard's weakened leadership needs a power surge. No one knows this better than her Minister for Energy and Resources, Martin Ferguson. Ferguson, an outspoken proponent of nuclear energy, is in Washington this ...
Why Australia Must Stay The Course In Afghanistan
20 December 2010 , The Punch , Frydenberg, J
News that our Diggers have rejected Kevin Rudd’s pessimistic view of the war in Afghanistan is no surprise.A foreign minister who derides the French and German contribution to the conflict as nothing more than ‘organising ...
Gillard Must Pay Heed To Voters' Fury
2 December 2010 , Herald Sun , Frydenberg, J
Julia Gillard had more than an eye on Victoria's weekend election result. John Brumby is her friend and mentor, and she put herself on the line for him. Launching the campaign ...
Retaliation Against North Korea Fraught With Danger
30 November 2010 , Australian Financial Review , Frydenberg, J
Recent events on the Korean peninsula have created a deadly conundrum. The North's unprovoked attacks would seem to necessitate an immediate military response as the notion of an eye for eye predates even the Bible. ...
Diary: Josh Frydenberg
8 October 2010 , Australian Spectator , Frydenberg, J.
When Harold Wilson famously said ‘a week is a long time in politics’, he was not thinking of a newly elected backbencher’s first week on the job. But he might as well have been, ...
Washington Is Integral To Our Region
21 September 2010 , The Australian , Frydenberg, J.
It was Napoleon Bonaparte who said "let China sleep, for when she awakes, she will shake the world". Well now that time has come. With the largest standing army on the planet, ...


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