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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, ...
Rudd Role Ensures Tensions At The Top
14 September 2010 , The Australian Financial Review , Frydenberg, J
With a rising China, an uncertain economic climate in the United States and political instability in our neighbourhood, there is a genuine need for greater focus on foreign policy issues in the Australian political debate. ...
Australia’s Reputation at risk
25 June 2010 , The Party Room, Winter 2010 , Frydenberg, J.
We are the lucky country. In the words of our national anthem “we’ve golden soil and wealth for toil”. As home to some of the world’s largest resource deposits and with a stable legal and regulatory ...
The origins of Kevin Rudd's failure
25 May 2010 , The Australian Financial Review , Frydenberg, J.
 In September 2007 and to much fanfare the Labor Party unveiled their campaign slogan ‘New Leadership’. In the words of Kevin Rudd, he promised to bring “new leadership with the foresight, focus and energy to ...
Short-term fix, long-term pain
11 May 2010 , The Australian , Frydenberg, J.
THE times they are a-changin'. And it is happening before our eyes. Public sentiment, both here and abroad, is moving and moving quickly against governments that have lost control of their finances. Heavy spending, previously ...
Kevin Rudd’s character and credibility gap
28 April 2010 , The Punch , Frydenberg, J.
  Bob Hawke once asked the rhetorical question “Do you know why I have credibility? Because I don’t exude morality.” Wind the clock forward twenty years and Labor’s successor, Kevin Rudd cannot make a similar claim. The ...
Rudd's foreign policy made on the run - and it's showing
17 November 2009 , The Age - National Times , Frydenberg, J.
When Kevin Rudd came to power, hopes were high with regard to foreign policy. A Mandarin-speaking diplomat who promised to deepen Australia's relationships in the region and who modestly offered to act as an interlocutor ...
Sensible fiscal policy needed despite RBA's response
12 December 2008 , The Australian , Frydenberg, J. and Macfarlane, JT.
THE Reserve Bank is doing its job. It has responded quickly and effectively to a global financial storm. Large, successive interest rate cuts have reduced the burden on borrowers. Introduction of a deposit guarantee, despite criticism, ...
Don't panic. Power is not too far away
12 December 2007 , The Age , Frydenberg, J.
There are plenty of policy pluses for the Liberal Party to build on in the next few years. IN 1994, former Liberal senator and shadow minister Christopher Puplick published a provocative book titled Is the Party ...


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