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Menzies: Australian pride
15 August 2014 , The Australian , Frydenberg, J
Paul Keating, who allegedly once said Asia was somewhere you fly over on the way to Europe, described Menzies’ time in government as an “almost endlessly regressive era (which) sunk a generation of Australians in ...
Red tape target within sights
28 July 2014 , The Australian , Frydenberg, J
With the Senate passing the future of financial advice reforms and the carbon tax repeal, the Abbott government banked nearly $300 million of annual red-tape reductions. After the success of the parliament’s first ever repeal day ...
Menzies, the Jeparit boy who prepared us for war
18 July 2014 , Herald Sun , Frydenberg, J
It was May 19, 1978, the date of Sir Robert Menzies' state funeral. More than 100,000 Victorians lined the streets as his funeral procession made its way through Melbourne. They came to pay their respects to Australia's ...
On ties with Asia, Labor leaders merely bathe in the afterglow
12 July 2014 , The Weekend Australian , Frydenberg, J
It has been a successful week for Australian foreign policy.Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s historic visit and the genuine warm relationship he shares with Tony Abbott augurs well for the future of Australia-Japan relations. This ...
Start made on the long task of shrinking government
24 June 2014 , Australian Financial Review , Frydenberg, J
Among the furious political debates over Medicare co-payments, the indexation of pensions and the deregulation of university fees, one key theme in this year’s budget has been sadly overlooked.The move to a smaller and more efficient government with ...
Coalition inherited this problem: We are going to fix it
6 June 2014 , The Australian , Frydenberg J
 This budget is not just about paying back Labor’s debt, it’s about growing the economy.OVER recent days, the Prime Minister and Treasurer have been subjected to a torrent of abuse. Our political opponents have seen our ...
Abbott opens doors of Asian opportunity
14 April 2014 , The Daily Telegraph , Frydenberg J
As I look out from my hotel room window in downtown Shanghai, it is hard not to be awestruck by the burgeoning metropolis that is modernday China.This country of 1.3 billion people, including more than ...
We all pay for Labor's mates
14 April 2014 , The Australian , Frydenberg J
IT was June 26, 2013. The day Julia Gillard finally lost her way.But behind the prime ministerial baton-change, there is a story that is yet to be fully told.It was a concerted Gillard strategy often ...
29 March 2014 , The Spectator , Frydenberg, J
A rabbi, a Catholic priest and an Anglican minister all gathered for afternoon tea. No, it’s not the start of a bad taste joke: it is the mid-point for what has been for me a ...
Repeal day will free Australia from red tape
26 March 2014 , The Guardian , Frydenberg, J
Repeal day has come: the first in the nation’s parliamentary calendar. Over 10,000 regulations and acts are being removed from our statute books as the Abbott government begins the long and arduous task of ...
Repeal Day removes roadblocks to investment
19 March 2014 , The Australian , Frydenberg, J
Today is historic for the Australian parliament. The Abbott government is introducing legislation to repeal more than 10,000 acts and regulations, the largest single bulk repeal in the commonwealth’s history. Red and green ...
We must loosen the ties that bind
19 March 2014 , Herald Sun , Frydenberg, J
In April 1946, Sir Robert Menzies’ Liberal Party took out an advertisement in The Bulletin magazine. Its headline declared, “we want fewer forms and more reforms”. Alongside a picture of a husband and ...
Good regulation begins with the regulators
18 March 2014 , Australian Financial Review , Frydenberg, J
Removing costly and unnecessary regulation is the pathway to more investment and jobs. But just as important as the regulations themselves is the role of the regulators and the impact their performance can have ...
We have the chance to make a big difference
3 March 2014 , Herald Sun , Frydenberg, J
We should be proud that as president of the G20, the world’s pre-eminent economic grouping, Australia is taking centre stage. Recently, finance ministers and central bankers from the world’s biggest economies descended on Sydney. It was ...
The Liberal tradition in Australian foreign policy
3 March 2014 , Australian Foreign Policy - Controversies and Debates Edited by Daniel Baldino, Andrew Carr, Anthony Langlois , Frydenberg, J
The Liberal tradition in Australian foreign policyThe Hon Josh Frydenberg MPThere is a proud Liberal tradition in Australian foreign policy. It is replete with historic achievements. At its heart are three key themes.First, there is ...
Corrections calendar first step on reform road
13 January 2014 , The Australian , Frydenberg, J
Central to the Coalition's plan to cut $1 billion a year in red and green tape is the commitment to hold two parliamentary repeal days each year where inefficient, ineffective and unnecessary regulation embedded in ...
Game Changer
11 January 2014 , The Weekend Australian , Frydenberg, J
Paul McNamee is an Australian sporting icon. It is to his credit and to our benefit that he has recorded his eventful life in a gripping new book, Game Changer.   From his ...
The red tape is being cut loose
9 December 2013 , The Australian , Frydenberg, J
When the World Economic Forum Global Competitiveness Index recently ranked 148 countries in terms of their regulatory burden and placed Australia a pitiful 128th, Australia's decision-makers were sent an ominous message. Cut red and green ...
Parliamentary diary: Pomp, drama and talks about Kevin
22 November 2013 , The Australian Women's Weekly , Frydenberg, J
My first week back in Parliament begins just as it ends, with tales about Kevin. Canberra's Ecumenical Church Service, held on the Tuesday before first sittings, is always well attended. The newly minted ...
Abbott’s foreign policy advice is in good hands (Letter to the Editor)
9 November 2013 , The Australian , Frydenberg, J
POOR old Carl Ungerer ("Abbott must abandon his Anglosphere nonsense", 7/11). In a fit of self-pity following Labor's election defeat and his old boss Bob Carr's humiliating dash to the parliamentary exit, Ungerer ...


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