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Threat to our good society
30 September 2015 , The Australian , Frydenberg, J.
Democratic capitalism is the surest means to creating a good society. This idea, though, has been challenged in recent times by intellectuals such as Thomas Piketty, events such as the global financial crisis and the ...
Letter to the Editor
3 September 2015 , Progress Leader , Hon Josh Frydenberg MP
It was disappointing to read Marg D’Arcy’s partisan polemic on the important issue of homelessness (Conversations, Progress Leader, September 1). Rather than putting forward any constructive and positive options for reform, she simply engaged in ...
The Government’s probe to stop wine industry tax kickbacks
21 August 2015 , Australian Financial Review , Frydenberg, J
The Australian wine industry is one of the nation's great success stories. With more than 2000 wineries across multiple states, the sector employs around 30,000 people directly and thousands more indirectly. It generates nearly ...
Alby Schultz: A meatworker, politician and man of the people
18 July 2015 , The Australian , Frydenberg, J and Taylor, A
Margaret Thatcher famously claimed, “I am not a consensus politician. I’m a conviction politician.” Few Australian politicians have earned this label recently, but former member for Hume Alby Schultz wore conviction on his sleeve.  Alby, who ...
Super funds will work better with independent voices on board
26 June 2015 , Australian Financial Review , Frydenberg, J
Today the government is announcing a series of reforms that will strengthen governance, accountability and transparency in Australia's $2 trillion superannuation sector. The measures follow through on our election commitments and follow a superannuation ...
Why we need to wind back Gillard's damaging legislation on company tax disclosure
16 June 2015 , The Australian , Frydenberg, J
In 2013 the Gillard government passed a piece of damaging legislation that was opposed by the then Coalition but largely escaped the public’s view. It requires the Australian Taxation Office to publish the total ...
Asian economies hungry for enhanced solutions
10 June 2015 , Australian Financial Review , Frydenberg, J
With a burgeoning middle class set to reach more than 3 billion people by 2030 Asia has an enormous demand for sophisticated financial services. Banking, insurance and wealth management are among the areas of most need.  Australia ...
30 May 2015 , The Spectator , Frydenberg, J
There was a big story last week. It involved ministers, the media and the long arm of the law. Coverage was global as the public awaited news of the protagonists’ fate. No, it wasn’t the budget ...
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 ...


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