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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 ...
Australia's Near and Important Neighbour
1 November 2012 , Australian Polity , Frydenberg, J
It was the eighteenth century American polymath Benjamin Franklin whose quote ‘well done is better than well said’ conveyed best what we all know. Actions speak louder than words. Nowhere is this more ...
Mighty challenge for whoever wins election for US presidency
29 October 2012 , Herald Sun , Frydenberg, J
On Tuesday next week, Americans go to the polls. Their decision as to whom they elect as president of the United States will have ramifications well beyond their shores. America is still the ...
Remarkable leader who turned the tide
15 October 2012 , The Australian , Frydenberg, J
In a week where Australian politics was debauched by false allegations of sexism and misogyny, an important milestone was passed.Last Wednesday was the anniversary of Margaret Thatcher's famous address to the Conservative conference at Brighton ...
Chase for UN votes a study in hypocrisy
15 October 2012 , Herald Sun , Frydenberg, J
This Thursday in New York, representatives from 193 nations will vote to select 10 countries to join the UN Security Council. Australia is competing against Finland and Luxembourg for two spots. If successful, we ...
Roxon’s slip on Slipper is cause for concern
11 October 2012 , The West Australian , Frydenberg, J
The revelation that Federal Attorney-General Nicola Roxon briefed the Commonwealth’s barrister in the sexual harassment case involving former Speaker Peter Slipper is a major cause for concern. Worse still, it comes after a series ...
Menzies still guiding light for our country and party
8 October 2012 , Herald Sun , Frydenberg, J. and Kemp, D.
In 1978 more than 100,000 Victorians lined the streets. They were not there to attend a grand final parade or see a visiting head of state. As the funeral procession passed, they came to ...
Ties with PNG too crucial to be neglected
1 October 2012 , The Australian , Frydenberg, J
Julia Gillard was in New York last week on a much hyped UN Security Council campaign.   Multilateralism is the dominant theme. But, closer to home, key bilateral relationships have been left to ...
We can play a winning hand with US, China
21 September 2012 , The Age , Frydenberg, J
Pax Americana is no more. The rise of China has created a new global order. It is now a G2 comprising the United States and China, the two largest economies and militaries in the world. ...
Trade deal with India would secure future
11 September 2012 , The Australian , Frydenberg, J
Australia's decision to make its relationship with India a key focus of the government's Asian Century white paper is a move that is long overdue. When it comes to capitalising on the opportunities presented by ...
It's time for Julia Gillard to get down to business with China
7 September 2012 , The Australian , Frydenberg, J
This week I returned from China. As I travelled between Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Jiangxi I could not help but be astounded at the scale and speed of China's economic miracle.   Despite ...
Shale gas offers energy security
2 August 2012 , The Australian , Frydenberg, J
Nearly 40 years after the global oil crisis of 1973-74, another energy shock has hit. Fortunately, this time it's not some despot from the OPEC cartel holding America and its allies to ransom.Rather, the revolution ...
Twenty years on, US ties as strong as ever
16 July 2012 , The Australian , Schieffer, T and Frydenberg J
Leaders from Canberra and the US will gather in Washington this week to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Australian American Leadership Dialogue. This bipartisan group reminds us that Australia's most important bilateral economic and ...


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