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Jeffrey Smart – A Tribute
9 July 2013 , The Progress Leader , Frydenberg, J
Last month Australia sadly lost one of its greatest artists, Jeffrey Smart AO.In a career spanning more than half a century, Smart’s symmetrical and colourful paintings of industrial landscapes, transport infrastructure, containers and street signs ...
Five reasons Labor has failed on foreign policy
25 June 2013 , The Daily Telegraph , Frydenberg, J
Last week the Prime Minister announced she was off to Jakarta in July. It was a double-edged defence against her two biggest points of weakness, border protection and the looming challenge from Kevin Rudd.  But should ...
Trade deal needed with Japan
20 June 2013 , Australian Financial Review , Frydenberg, J
Among those gathered at the G8 meeting in Northern Ireland this week was Shinzo Abe, Prime Minister of Japan. Returning to the helm, after a brief stint as PM in 2006-7, Abe’s approval ratings are at a record high ...
Ignoring cyber threat is a risk we can't take
18 June 2013 , Herald Sun , Frydenberg, J
Australia faces a new security threat. No longer is any government or company computer safe from being hacked. The Reserve Bank, the Bureau of Statistics and the Australian Secret Intelligence Organisation have all recently ...
Japan our loyal Asian gateway for 50-odd years
17 June 2013 , The Australian , Frydenberg, J
More than 50 years ago, Robert Menzies had the foresight to visit Japan. It was 1957 and he was the first Australian prime minister to do so.   Three months later, the historic ...
Let's join hands to eradicate a historical wrong
1 June 2013 , The Weekend Australian , Frydenberg, J, & Marles, R
There are issues that are simply above partisan politics.Recognising indigenous Australians in our Constitution is one such issue.For too long, our nation's road map, the Constitution, has not acknowledged the extraordinary history, culture and contribution ...
When It Comes to Chaos Gillard Is Doing A Gough
27 May 2013 , The Daily Telegraph , Frydenberg, J
Tony Abbott has some great lines. One of his favourites is to say those who compare the inept performance of the Gillard government to that of the Whitlam years are wrong.They are being unfair to ...
Fitting time to honour Monash
25 April 2013 , The Australian , Frydenberg, J
John Monash is arguably one of the greatest Australians. On Anzac Day as we commemorate the sacrifice of so many, we should pause to remember one man whose feats in war and peace helped make ...
Margaret Thatcher: A Hero To Remember"
9 April 2013 , , Frydenberg, J
The passing of Margaret Thatcher closes the book on a memorable chapter in world leadership.In every way she was a leader of immense courage and conviction whose legacy will live on through the ages.It was ...
North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un is a threat that won't go away
4 April 2013 , Herald Sun , Frydenberg, J
Kim Jong-un is crazy brave. The 29-year-old North Korean dictator has formally declared that his country is at a "state of war" with South Korea. Allied with the US and more prosperous than the ...
Shorten lecture just a toxic waste of time
19 March 2013 , Herald Sun , Frydenberg, J
Bill Shorten has some hide. Last week in this paper he had the temerity to lecture new Premier Denis Napthine as to what the Liberal Government's priorities should be for Victoria. This coming from ...
Even with a new leader, Labor would be rudderless
15 March 2013 , The Daily Telegraph , Frydenberg, J
With the weekend's devastating election result for Labor in West Australia, and the ALP's poll numbers in the basement, a change in the Labor leadership is on the cards.   The most likely ...
A hard-boiled politician who never cracked
25 January 2013 , The Australian , Frydenberg, J
On January 26, we celebrate Australia Day. A time to come together as a nation and acknowledge how lucky we are. But yesterday was another important date. The anniversary of the passing of Winston ...
Menzies: An Enemy of Tyranny and Friend of Freedom
24 January 2013 , The Australian Jewish News , Frydenberg, J. and Kemp, D.
It is said distraction is the last refuge of the desperate. In Mike Kelly’s case this is more than apt. In an attempt to explain away Labor’s abstention on the UN vote for Palestinian ...
Abe by name, able by nature: why Lincoln's great legacy still casts a long shadow
12 January 2013 , The Weekend Australian , Frydenberg, J
With the legend of Abraham Lincoln soon to spring to life on Australia's cinema screens as part of Steven Spielberg's multi-Oscar-nominated epic, it is an appropriate time to remember the man and the enduring relevance ...
Abbott must seize the mantle on industrial relations reform
9 January 2013 , The Australian , Frydenberg, J
Industrial relations reform is the classic Labor wedge. Labor believes there is a trade-off in the workplace between flexibility and fairness, and a contest between a greedy employer and a helpless employee. This ...
Short Memory
29 December 2012 , The Spectator , Frydenberg, J
It was J.K. Galbraith who said: ‘Nothing is so admirable in politics as a short memory.’ And Peter Garrett who turned the phrase into a political anthem.   A short memory is well ...
Vain Bob Carr just putters down a potholed road
11 December 2012 , The Daily Telegraph , Frydenberg, J
It is time to call Bob Carr out: An immodest man who has much to be modest about.   His record as Foreign Minister has been full of fumbles, missteps and indulgent personal ...
UN abstention proves our status as fair-weather friend
1 December 2012 , The Weekend Australian , Frydenberg, J
@import url(; The Middle East is in crisis. Syria is home to civil war and more than 30,000 dead. Egypt's momentary free vote has turned into rule by presidential decree. The US ambassador to Libya has ...
Lessons lost in airbrushing of Liberals' contribution
8 November 2012 , The Australian , Frydenberg, J
Prime Minister Julia Gillard told us the Asia white paper "is a plan to build on our strengths and shape our future". Instead, we got a damp squib. A highly political document, long on rhetorical ...


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