Josh headshot
Josh Frydenberg - Liberal for Kooyong
HomeAbout JoshAbout KooyongAbout The Liberal PartyFor ConstituentsGet InvolvedKey LinksContact Josh
 Welcome to Josh Frydenberg’s home page

Welcome to my homepage. As the Member for Kooyong it is a great privilege to represent our local community as I strive to bring a passionate and energetic voice to the important challenges we face.
Yours sincerely



 Latest News

Address at The AFR National Energy Summit 2017

On 9 October, I delivered an address at The Australian Financial Review’s 2017 National Energy Summit in Sydney.

My speech, titled How we are fixing Australia’s energy market, outlined the challenges Australia’s energy system is currently facing and the Turnbull Government’s comprehensive plan to deliver affordable and reliable energy for households and businesses as we transition to a lower emissions future.

The Summit brings together more than 300 industry stakeholders, ranging from federal and state governments to business energy users, suppliers and regulators.

You can read my speech here or my opinion editorial, published in The Australian Financial Review on the same day, here.

Announcement of the “Name our Icebreaker” competition winner

On 29 September, I was delighted to visit Hobart and announce that 12 school students are set to become the first children to fly and set foot on Antarctica as part of the Australian Antarctic Program, following their win in the “Name our Icebreaker” competition.

The winning students are from St Virgil’s College in Hobart and Secret Harbour Primary School near Perth. They suggested that the ship be named RSV Nuyina, meaning “Southern Lights” in palawa kani, the language of Tasmanian Aborigines.

All school participating in the naming competition can be proud of their thought-provoking contributions. Congratulations to the winning students who will embark on their exciting landmark journey to the icy continent in November.

Securing more gas for Australian consumers

On 25 September, the Turnbull Government received and released two important reports on the state of the gas market in eastern Australia from the Australia Energy Market Operator (AEMO) and the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC). 

These reports indicated that the shortfall of gas in the east coast domestic market would be considerably higher than estimated six months ago.

As such, on 27 September, the Prime Minister, the Deputy Prime Minister, the Treasurer and I met with Australia’s three large gas companies: Origin, Santos and Shell. At this meeting, we secured the companies’ guarantee that they will offer gas to Australian households and businesses as a priority – and hence, supply the gas needed to ensure that there is no shortfall.

Opening of the North Balwyn Community Men's Shed

On 18 September, I spoke at the opening of the North Balwyn Community Men’s Shed – a terrific community initiative bringing together men in the local area.

The North Balwyn Community Men’s Shed is a pivotal community project providing a safe environment where men can be productive, contribute to the local community, connect with friends and maintain an active body and mind.

The new Men’s Shed is the third Men’s Shed in Kooyong, and is strategically situated in the north east corridor of the electorate. Other sheds are located in Kew and Hawthorn.

In making this project possible, the Men’s Shed has been supported by the Federal Government’s Stronger Communities Program, City of Boroondara and Rotary Club of North Balwyn.

Visiting the Year 5/6 class at St. Dominic's Primary School

On 15 September, I visited St. Dominic's Primary School in Camberwell to talk to the School’s Year 5/6 students about their visit to Parliament House, Canberra.

The students had prepared interesting questions about Australia's political system, my life as a Federal Member of Parliament and my portfolios.

I also met with the school's Environment Team, who have been learning and engaging the school community in sustainable practices including worm farming, composting and recycling. 

Visiting the prep class at Canterbury Primary School

On 15 September, I had a fun morning visiting the preps at Canterbury Primary School.

The preps had insightful questions about my life as a politician and I was informed about their recent town planning project which involved turning their classroom into a new town called ‘Prepland’.

Even at this young age the students showed their great environmental awareness and initiative in making their own reusable shopping bags. 

Electric vehicle test drive

On 13 September, it was great to test drive the Tesla Model S at Parliament House alongside Behyad Jafari of the Electric Vehicle Council.

The Tesla Model S accelerates from zero to 100 kilometres per hour in as little as 2.7 seconds! It also has autopilot capabilities.

The Electric Vehicle Council is the national body representing the electric vehicle industry in Australia. Thanks to Behyad for the invitation.

Visit from Beth Rivkah Ladies College

It was a pleasure to meet and chat with students from Beth Rivkah Ladies College alongside their local member Michael Danby on 12 September at Parliament House.

Michael and I spoke about the upcoming Rosh Hashanah celebrations as well as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s recent visit to Australia.

Welcome to Parliament House, students!

Meeting with Zionist Federation of Australia

On 11 September, it was a pleasure to meet with key leadership figures and other prominent members of the Zionist Federation of Australia (ZFA) at Parliament House.

The ZFA represents 20 national Jewish organisations and an additional 117 state Jewish organisations across Australia.

I spoke about Israel and various issues that of interest to the Jewish community.

Threatened Species Day

On 7 September, we celebrated Threatened Species Day at Parliament House alongside Koda and Kayah the Tasmanian devils, Tilly the yellow-footed-rock-wallaby, Irene the koala, George the wombat as well as a rough-scaled python, an eastern bearded dragon and eastern quolls.

In 2014, the Coalition Government launched our Threatened Species Strategy and appointed Australia's first Threatened Species Commissioner. Since, we have invested $228 million in more than 1,000 projects. On Threatened Species Day, I was delighted to announce $3 million worth of funding for another 19 projects designed to fight extinction.

Threatened Species Day is a strong reminder of the remarkable wildlife that we have in Australian – and have to protect. Congratulations and a big thank you to the Threatened Species Commissioner and the Australian Reptile Park for organising such a memorable day.


First 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20  Next > Last 
Choose the page number for more news.
Latest Media
Interview with Natalie Barr on Sunrise, Channel 7.
15 August 2018
This week a delegation of leading representatives from Australia’s business, industry, ...
25 June 2018
Sign Up


Electorate Office:
695 Burke Road,
Camberwell VIC 3124 Australia
Phone: 03 9882 3677
Fax: 03 9882 3773
Email Josh
Ministerial Office:
Parliament House Office
MG:64, Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600
Phone: 02 6277 7920
Email Josh