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Anti-avoidance measures add up to step change
18 May 2015 , Australian Financial Review , Frydenberg, J
This year's budget includes a number of new integrity measures announced by the Treasurer which will strengthen the Australian Taxation Office's ability to tackle multinational tax avoidance. It builds on the Coalition's recent legislative ...
Make no mistake, Budget is great news for Victoria
14 May 2015 , Herald Sun , Frydenberg, J
This year’s Budget will strengthen Australia’s economic future and is particularly good news for Victoria.It brings in a series of new measures to boost jobs, productivity and growth, and continues the Government’s record spending on ...
Updating work-related car expenses
11 May 2015 , The Australian , Frydenberg, J
Nearly four million Australians claim a work-related car expense deduction each year. This is a good thing because it legitimately assists people who incur insurance, registration, repair, fuel and other costs in carrying out ...
Fairness extends even to charity
7 May 2015 , The Australian , Frydenberg, J
The Australian charitable and not-for-profit sector is vitally important to the strength of our community. Each year the federal government provides billions of dollars in support to the sector in the form of various ...
Labor’s tilt on super unjust
28 April 2015 , The Australian , Frydenberg, J
Last week, Labor proposed two changes to superannuation tax concessions. It was a political solution to a policy problem.Slugging Australia’s super savers is not the answer to the challenge of budget repair. Real structural savings ...
War never forgotten
21 April 2015 , Progress Leader , Frydenberg, J
At 4:29am on that fateful day – 25 April 1915 – the Turkish outpost signalled the alarm. Boatloads of fit and frightened young men landed ashore in the dark and under fire at Gallipoli. From there, the ...
Tax dodgers will eventually run out of places to hide
13 April 2015 , The Australian , Frydenberg, J
The skirmish over confidentiality at this week’s Senate inquiry into corporate tax avoidance is really a sideshow compared to the bigger challenge faced by government.Namely, how does Australia protect its revenue base from being whittled ...
Chance for insurance industry to get its house in order
8 April 2015 , Australian Financial Review , Frydenberg, J
Chance for insurance industry to get its house in orderThe Australian Financial ReviewHon Josh Frydenberg MP8 April 2015Life insurance is a large and vital segment of Australia's financial services sector.There are 28 life insurance companies ...
Conversation we have to have
31 March 2015 , The Daily Telegraph , Frydenberg, J
Yesterday’s discussion paper on our taxation system is the first instalment in a three-stage process.Next is an options paper to be released mid-year, then a white paper ahead of the 2016 election.All aspects of our ...
Fraser, a giant in every respect
27 March 2015 , Herald Sun , Frydenberg, J
Fraser, a giant in every respectHon Josh Frydenberg MPHerald Sun27 March 2015Some time ago the phone rang. It was Malcolm Fraser.“Josh,” he said. “I have been reading what you have written and I would like ...
Ignore Keating's Hyperbole: Liberals Are Far More Super-Friendly
14 March 2015 , The Australian , Frydenberg, J.
LAST week, Paul Keating sprang back to life. The architect of the “recession we had to have” ventured into print to viciously attack the Coalition for its approach to superannuation.The Liberals, Keating bellowed, were intent ...
Good story's also a cautionary tale
9 March 2015 , The Australian , Frydenberg, J.
This year’s Intergenerational Report tells a good story. Australians are living longer and their incomes are rising. The nation is in its 24th year of consecutive economic growth — a record surpassed only by The ...
Put financial advice onto a learning curve to restore confidence
19 February 2015 , Australian Financial Review , Frydenberg, J
The financial services sector is integral to the Australian economy. Employing over 400,000 people, it covers a range of areas including banking, superannuation, insurance and financial planning. However, it is fair to say that in ...
Menzies' road map for Asia still guides us today - Australian Journal of International Affairs, 2015
1 February 2015 , Australian Journal of International Affairs , Josh Frydenberg
Menzies’ Roadmap For Asia Still Guides Us TodayThe Hon Josh Frydenberg MPIn these remarks I argue that Sir Robert Menzies oversaw a paradigm shift in our understanding of our neighbours and in our neighbours understanding ...
Scar on the living world
31 January 2015 , The Australian , Frydenberg, J
It was a remarkable scene. In the dark, in the cold and in the snow, leaders from about 50 nations made the long walk along the railway line at Auschwitz-Birkenau. Their end point was ...
Taxing start to ‘big idea’ year
28 January 2015 , The Australian , Frydenberg, J
Some people never learn. Yesterday on this page, Labor’s Shadow Assistant Treasurer Andrew Leigh called for the reintroduction of the carbon tax and the mining tax. It was a bizarre move given the Australian people ...
Fifty years on, Winston Churchill is still a formidable presence
27 January 2015 , Herald Sun , Frydenberg, J
In 2002 the BBC conducted a poll across the United Kingdom asking citizens to nominate the greatest Briton of all time. Shakespeare, Darwin, Newton, and Queen Elizabeth I all featured prominently.   However, ...
NSW the cornerstone of nation’s golden future
9 January 2015 , The Daily Telegraph , Frydenberg, J
It wasn’t much fun to open the business pages of our newspapers this week. “Stocks in global sell-off”, “Storm clouds gather over energy sector” and “Eurozone stability fears” roared the headlines.One could sense investors and ...
Prepare for the next GFC - pay down our debt now
8 January 2015 , Herald Sun , Frydenberg, J
AS we begin 2015, the battle lines have been drawn. Jobs and families will dominate, and the economy will remain front and centre to political debate.   But, while this year’s economic calendar ...
No to GST-free buying spree
5 January 2015 , The Australian , Frydenberg, J
Retail provides more jobs than any other sector in the economy, employing more than 10 per cent of the workforce — over 1.2 ­million, people according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics.The sector faces many ...


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