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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 ...
Aping US security model will not work
14 November 2007 , The Age , Frydenberg, J.
Kevin Rudd's policy to create a department of homeland security is trying to fix something that isn't broken. ONE of America's greatest failings in the past decade was the response of its Department of Homeland ...
Howard's inspired indigenous vision
31 October 2007 , The Age , Frydenberg, J.
Australia has a Government prepared to do anything necessary to end tragedies. AUSTRALIA stands tall among the nations of the world. Our buoyant economy deserves to be the envy of the industrialised world, our robust ...
Costello will be a wonderful PM
17 October 2007 , The Age , Frydenberg, J.
The Treasurer's broad interests and economic abilities will serve Australia well. KEVIN Rudd loathed Mark Latham. Latham's knee-jerk anti-Americanism and hostility towards big business was the antithesis of the image Rudd seeks to portray. But ...
Regional pressure can change Burma
3 October 2007 , The Age , Frydenberg, J.
Australia can play a leading role in the Asia-Pacific region to encourage democracy. HAVING been detained by the Burmese military regime for more than 11 of the past 18 years, Nobel peace prize winner Aung ...
A past victory has lessons for the present
18 September 2007 , The Age , Frydenberg, J.
Harry Truman's win against the odds in the 1948 US poll bodes well for Howard IT WAS once famously said by American founding father Benjamin Franklin that the only two certainties in this world were ...
Innovation is the key to our future
5 September 2007 , The Age , Frydenberg, J.
Governments must aid the development of new ideas and products. WHAT do the wine cask, the bionic ear and the flight recorder all have in common? They are part of the memorable list of great ...
Australia needs US regional help
22 August 2007 , The Age , Frydenberg, J.
On a wide variety of issues, the region cannot cast off its ties with America. IT IS said that good relationships take time and great relationships take work. It is with this motto in mind ...
Rudd's attempt to hijack Menzies legacy doomed
30 April 2007 , The Age , Frydenberg, J.
Labor leader Kevin Rudd cannot have it both ways. He can't accuse the Prime Minister of being stuck in the past, as he did at the weekend's ALP national conference, and, when convenient, use Liberal founder ...
The world will pay a heavy price if Iran gets nuclear weapons
11 April 2007 , The Age , Frydenberg, J.
The West, Russia and China do not want a Middle East arms race. SHEIKH Taj al-Din al-Hilali's visit to Tehran, where he paid homage to the world's most dangerous regime, is truly reprehensible. He and ...
Bush has to tackle global warming, now
2 February 2007 , The Age , Frydenberg, J.
The President is under increasing pressure from his supporters. PRESIDENT Bush is playing catch-up. His warning in last week's State of the Union address about the "serious challenge of global climate change" and his commitment ...


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