Transcripts

Interview with Michael Usher, Sunrise, Channel 7

18 December 2018

MICHAEL USHER: Mr Frydenberg, good Morning to you. JOSH FRYDENBERG: Nice to be with you. MICHAEL USHER: Look, Mr Broad’s behaviour, this sleazy behaviour overshadowed your surplus yesterday. Are you furious at Mr Broad, your Coalition colleague? JOSH FRYDENBERG: Well clearly his conduct is unacceptable and he’s done the right thing to resign, but the […]

Interview with Chris Smith, Breakfast Show, 2GB

18 December 2018

CHRIS SMITH: Treasurer, welcome to the program. JOSH FRYDENBERG: Chris, good to be in your great city. CHRIS SMITH: Your good news didn't last long. I made mention of that because all of a sudden, as you were popping champagne corks and telling us the good news, it was overshadowed by a sex scandal. Have […]

Interview with Sabra Lane, AM, ABC Radio National

18 December 2018

SABRA LANE: Mr Frydenberg, thanks for joining AM. JOSH FRYDENBERG: Nice to be with you, Sabra. SABRA LANE: The government’s announcement that it would deliver a surplus and bring forward the budget, was overshadowed by the resignation of Julia Banks and the Mid-Year Budget Update numbers were blotted out yesterday by the Broad scandal. How […]

Interview with Deb Knight, Today Show, Channel 9

18 December 2018

DEB KNIGHT: Treasurer, good morning to you… JOSH FRYDENBERG: Nice to be with you, Deb. DEB KNIGHT: It’s a positive economic outlook, does it put you back in a fighting chance to win the election? JOSH FRYDENBERG: Well, surely the Australian people know that the Coalition is best placed to manage the economy and these […]

Interview with Tony Jones, Mornings, 3AW

18 December 2018

TONY JONES: Little embarrassing to think that the Federal Treasurer Josh Frydenberg has been sitting on the phone listening to all that garbage. But anyway, not your garbage, Jane, more mine. He does join us on the phone because the Mid-Year budget review was out yesterday. It was all pretty good news, I’ve got to […]

Interview with Tony Pilkington, Mornings, 5AA

18 December 2018

TONY PILKINGTON: Treasurer, good morning, welcome to FiveAA. JOSH FRYDENBERG: Good morning and nice to be with you and your listeners, Tony. TONY PILKINGTON:  You're taking a break over Christmas? Going away with family? What do you do? As the Federal Treasurer, do you actually have some time off over the Christmas New Year holidays? […]

Press conference, Parliament House, Canberra

17 December 2018

JOSH FRYDENBERG: Today's MYEFO is a strong demonstration that the Liberal and National Party Government and their economic plan is working. One of the proudest achievements of the Government has been the creation of over 1.1 million new jobs since we were elected in 2013. This has seen the unemployment rate fall to a six […]

Interview with Ali Moore, Mornings, ABC Radio Melbourne

17 December 2018

ALI MOORE: Treasurer, welcome to the program. JOSH FRYDENBERG: Hi Ali, nice to be with you.  ALI MOORE: Lots of people think that you have a nice little war chest and you should be spending it on infrastructure. JOSH FRYDENBERG: Well, the results today are the product of more than five years of hard work, […]

Interview with Justin Smith, Drive, 3AW

17 December 2018

JUSTIN SMITH: Treasurer, thanks for your time. JOSH FRYDENBERG: Nice to be with you, Justin. JUSTIN SMITH: Long past you, long past you, isn’t it? JOSH FRYDENBERG: Well, this is justice that has been delayed, but fortunately not denied. And these very brave men and woman who served in Vietnam as part of the South […]

Interview with Ross Greenwood, Money News, 2GB

17 December 2018

ROSS GREENWOOD: Treasurer, Josh Frydenberg, many thanks for your time. JOSH FRYDENBERG: Good to be with you, Ross. ROSS GREENWOOD: I just want to start, you've come out today with announcing the first budget surplus Australia has seen since the Howard Costello Government handed one down in 2007-08. You announced that, ten years of surpluses […]

Interview with David Speers, Speers, Sky News

17 December 2018

DAVID SPEERS: Well, Treasurer, thanks for your time this afternoon. Let’s start with this $9 billion in decisions taken but not yet announced. What are these decisions?  JOSH FRYDENBERG: Well, look, we have important decisions and announcements to make and to take between now and next year’s budget. But, the overall message from today’s MYEFO […]

Interview with Barrie Cassidy, Insiders, ABC TV

9 December 2018

BARRIE CASSIDY: Treasurer, good morning, welcome. JOSH FRYDENBERG: Nice to be with you, Barrie. BARRIE CASSIDY: Why didn't parliament sit just a little longer to deal with this Medical Evacuation Bill? JOSH FRYDENBERG: Well, parliament rose in accordance with its normal schedule. What took the time of the Senate was the amendments that both the […]

Interview with Fran Kelly, RN Breakfast, ABC Radio National

6 December 2018

FRAN KELLY: Josh Frydenberg is the Federal Treasurer and Deputy Liberal Leader. Minister, welcome back to Breakfast. JOSH FRYDENBERG: Good morning, nice to be with you. FRAN KELLY: Treasurer, before we get to the economy, Labor and the cross benchers are teaming up to pass a bill to evacuate sick people, including all children from […]

Interview with Kieran Gilbert and Laura Jayes, First Edition, Sky News

6 December 2018

KIERAN GILBERT: Joining us now the Treasurer, Josh Frydenberg. And the National Accounts, disappointing yesterday. Are you worried it will hit the expected retail boost for Christmas? JOSH FRYDENBERG: The Australian economy is performing well, Kieran. At 2.8 per cent, we are growing faster than any G7 nation, except the United States… KIERAN GILBERT: Savings […]

Doorstop interview, Parliament House, Canberra

6 December 2018

JOSH FRYDENBERG: Yesterday we delivered the National Accounts and the results show that the Australian economy is performing well. At 2.8 per cent through the year, the Australian economy is growing faster than any G7 nation except the United States, faster than the OECD average and a lot faster than the economy that we inherited […]

Interview with Jon Faine, Mornings, ABC Radio Melbourne

6 December 2018

JON FAINE: Josh Frydenberg, good morning to you. JOSH FRYDENBERG: Good morning. Nice to be with you, Jon. JON FAINE: Your state Liberal colleague, or former parliamentary colleague, John Pesutto, has lost the battle to retain the seat of Hawthorn. Here is what he told us on air yesterday morning about what he thinks went […]

Interview with Virginia Trioli, ABC News Breakfast

6 December 2018

VIRGINIA TRIOLI: Josh Frydenberg, good morning. We’re going to talk about the national accounts and I'll get to that soon. But let's try to clear up some about this rather extraordinary sounding story. Why did you ignore your own department's advice that this project be struck out immediately and instead sent it on for an […]

Press Conference, National Accounts, Parliament House, Canberra

5 December 2018

JOSH FRYDENBERG: The Australian economy is strong and is in good shape. We are in our 27th year of consecutive economic growth. Unemployment is down to 5.0 per cent and over 1.1 million jobs have been created under the Liberal and National Government. Business conditions and consumer confidence remain strong. Our AAA credit rating has […]

Doorstop interview, Parliament House, Canberra

4 December 2018

JOSH FRYDENBERG: Good morning. It's good to be here with my friend and parliamentary colleague, Angus Taylor, the Minister for Energy. The Liberal and National Government are standing side by side with Australian families and businesses, not on the side of the energy companies, as we are determined to prohibit misconduct in the energy sector. […]

Interview with Sabra Lane, AM, ABC Radio National

26 November 2018

SABRA LANE: Joining us now is the Treasurer, Josh Frydenberg. Good morning and welcome to the program. JOSH FRYDENBERG: Nice to be with you, Sabra. SABRA LANE: We will get to that in a moment, but first let's talk about the Victorian result. You and the Prime Minister are meeting with a group of Victorian […]

Interview with Patricia Karvelas, National Wrap, ABC TV

25 November 2018

PATRICIA KARVELAS: Treasurer, welcome to National Wrap. JOSH FRYDENBERG: Nice to be with you, Patricia. PATRICIA KARVELAS: You and the Prime Minister will meet with Federal Victorian MPs first thing tomorrow morning to discuss the Victorian election results. What will you tell them? JOSH FRYDENBERG: Well, obviously we’ll dissect what went wrong for the Victorian […]

Interview with Chris Kenny, Money News, 2GB

23 November 2018

CHRIS KENNY: Thanks for joining us, Treasurer. JOSH FRYDENBERG: Nice to be with you, Chris. And it looks like footy weather is here in November in Melbourne, with the rain pouring down. CHRIS KENNY: Yeah, don't mention footy, don't mention footy to a Crows supporter until next season. Of course, you will be up early […]

Interview with Kieran Gilbert and Laura Jayes, First Edition, Sky News

19 November 2018

KIERAN GILBERT: Let’s bring in the Treasurer, Josh Frydenberg. Thanks very much for your time. JOSH FRYDENBERG: Good morning. KIERAN GILBERT: Your thoughts on this story? Because this morning we’ve already spoken to respected economist Chris Richardson from Deloitte Access Economics who says that to suggest it would be a nuclear bomb is overstating it […]

Interview with Neil Mitchell, Mornings, 3AW

19 November 2018

NEIL MITCHELL: Good morning. JOSH FRYDENBERG: Nice to be with you, Neil. NEIL MITCHELL: Well, recession. Too strong? JOSH FRYDENBERG: Well, they’re not words that I would use, but what I would say is that Labor’s plans to abolish negative gearing as we know it and increase the capital gains tax on property investments would […]

Interview with Ray Hadley, Morning Show, 2GB

19 November 2018

RAY HADLEY:  Treasurer, good morning. JOSH FRYDENBERG: Nice to be with you, Ray. RAY HADLEY: Obviously you want to be going out about negative gearing and what John Symond has warned about in today in The Australian newspaper? JOSH FRYDENBERG: Well, it’s absolutely critical that your listeners understand the true impact of Labor’s plan to […]

Interview with Karl Stefanovic, Today Show, Channel 9

19 November 2018

KARL STEFANOVIC: Josh, good morning to you. JOSH FRYDENBERG: Good morning, nice to be with you Karlos. KARL STEFANOVIC: Okay, I reckon you're on to a winner with migration numbers, why don't you cut them? JOSH FRYDENBERG: Well look, the permanent visas have been coming down. But the important thing about migration is to ensure that people go where the […]

Doorstop interview, Melbourne

16 November 2018

JOSH FRYDENBERG: Good morning. It’s wonderful to welcome 1000 investors here to Melbourne for the Sohn’s Hearts & Minds conference, the third such conference, which brings together investors and fund managers together with the not-for-profit sector to support medical research. Today, I told the audience how important it was to continue their investments in Australia, […]

Interview with Tom Elliott, Drive, 3AW

16 November 2018

TOM ELLIOTT: Joining us on the program right now, the Federal Treasurer Josh Frydenberg. Mr Frydenberg, good afternoon. JOSH FRYDENBERG: Nice to be with you, Tom. TOM ELLIOTT: Have I summed this up correctly? I mean, are small businesses struggling to get finance for various reasons? JOSH FRYDENBERG: Certainly that is the feedback from them […]

Interview with Eddie McGuire, Luke Darcy and Wil Anderson, Hot Breakfast, Triple M Melbourne

16 November 2018

EDDIE MCGUIRE: Josh Frydenberg is the Treasurer of the Federal Government of Australia, he is the local Member for Kooyong and he joins us on the line this morning. G’day, Josh. JOSH FRYDENBERG: Good morning Eddie. EDDIE MCGUIRE: Nice tennis weather at the moment, mate. How’s the backhand? JOSH FRYDENBERG: I wish I had more […]

Interview with Fran Kelly, RN Breakfast, ABC Radio National

16 November 2018

FRAN KELLY: Treasurer, welcome back to Breakfast. JOSH FRYDENBERG: Good morning, nice to be with you Fran. FRAN KELLY: Before I come to these funds for prosecutions and changes to that, can I just get your response to another issue? The warnings yesterday, late yesterday, from the Malaysian Prime Minister, President Mahathir to Scott Morrison […]

Interview with David Koch, Sunrise, Channel 7

16 November 2018

DAVID KOCH: Treasurer, good morning to you. JOSH FRYDENBERG: Nice to be with you, Kochie. DAVID KOCH: So, is this basically an extension of the Banking Royal Commission? JOSH FRYDENBERG: Well this will be able to implement not only the findings of the Royal Commission but also ensure we get better conduct, better compliance from […]

Interview with Gareth Parker, Mornings, 6PR

14 November 2018

GARETH PARKER: Okay, we've got the Federal Treasurer. Josh Frydenberg, is on the line. Treasurer, good morning. JOSH FRYDENBERG: Nice to be with you Gareth. GARETH PARKER: First of all, this is the victory lap component of the GST debate. The deal is done. JOSH FRYDENBERG: It's great news for the people of Western Australia, […]

Interview with Kieran Gilbert and Laura Jayes, First Edition, Sky News

14 November 2018

LAURA JAYES: Treasurer, thank you for your time. You've announced today the Australian Business Securitisation Fund. Why is it needed? JOSH FRYDENBERG: Well, the first thing to say is that small businesses are the engine room of the Australian economy. There are more than three million small business people, they employ well over half all […]

Interview with Chris Smith, Breakfast, 2GB

14 November 2018

CHRIS SMITH: Treasurer, welcome to the program. JOSH FRYDENBERG: Good to be with you, Chris. CHRIS SMITH: Where did this idea come from? JOSH FRYDENBERG: Look, this is an idea that the Government has been working on for some time. Indeed, Scott Morrison in his previous role as Treasurer was working with key stakeholders on […]

Interview with Sabra Lane, AM, ABC Radio National

14 November 2018

SABRA LANE: Joining us now to explain why is the Treasurer, Josh Frydenberg. Welcome back to AM. JOSH FRYDENBERG: Nice to be with you Sabra. SABRA LANE: Is this one of the side effects of the Royal Commission? That in the spotlight of the inquiry, big banks have tightened up their lending to small businesses, […]

Doorstop interview, Australian Precision Technologies, Berwick

14 November 2018

JASON WOOD: Again, it is great to have the Treasurer of Australia, Josh Frydenberg, here in Latrobe. It's a really special day. Also, from APT we have Nikki and Richard just have grown this incredible business. And I thank them very much for their hospitality today and also Peter, who is going to talk on […]

Doorstop interview, Riverside Girls High School, Sydney

13 November 2018

TRENT ZIMMERMAN: My name is Trent Zimmerman, I’m the Federal Member for North Sydney, and it’s great to be able to welcome Kelly O’Dwyer, the Minister for Women and Jobs, and Josh Frydenberg, our Treasurer, to one of the great schools in my electorate, Riverside Girls High School. This school was established in the 1930s […]

Interview with Ben Fordham, Sydney Live, 2GB

8 November 2018

BEN FORDHAM: Treasurer, good afternoon. JOSH FRYDENBERG: Nice to be with you. BEN FORDHAM: From Labor’s point of view, it seemed like a good idea at the time because the property market was booming, but times have changed. JOSH FRYDENBERG: They certainly have. Prices have come down in the last 12 months across capital cities. […]

Interview with Michael Rowland, News Breakfast, ABC TV

7 November 2018

MICHAEL ROWLAND: Treasurer, good morning. JOSH FRYDENBERG: Nice to be with you. MICHAEL ROWLAND: So, what do the figures say? JOSH FRYDENBERG: These figures show that 1.3 million people currently negative gear, they will all be worse off under Labor's policy to abolish negative gearing as we know it because when they sell their property, they will be selling it into a […]

Interview with Natalie Barr, Sunrise, Channel 7

7 November 2018

NATALIE BARR: Morning to you. JOSH FRYDENBERG: Good morning, Natalie. NATALIE BARR: Now, the tax office analysis shows it’s not just Coalition voters who would be affected by changes to negative gearing, a lot of Labor voters would be affected by this. JOSH FRYDENBERG: Well, that’s exactly right. Over 1.3 million people currently negative gear, […]

Interview with Kieran Gilbert and Laura Jayes, First Edition, Sky News

7 November 2018

KIERAN GILBERT: Another internal drama for the Coalition to have to navigate. JOSH FRYDENBERG: Well look, matters of preselection have always been, in the Liberal and National Parties, matters for the local branch members. That being said, Barnaby Joyce has been a hardworking and effective Member for New England. He had a thumping victory in […]

Doorstop interview, Commonwealth Parliamentary Offices, Melbourne

7 November 2018

JOSH FRYDENBERG: Yesterday, the Reserve Bank of Australia announced improved forecasts for economic growth and for unemployment. The Reserve Bank said that Australia's economy was performing well. The labour market outlook was positive and business conditions were positive. This follows on Australia having its AAA credit rating reaffirmed by the leading credit rating agencies of Fitch and Standard & Poor's, a budget that is returning to balance a […]

Opening remarks with Indonesian Minister of Finance, Sri Mulyani Indrawati, Parliament House, Canberra

5 November 2018

JOSH FRYDENBERG: Ladies and gentlemen, it’s my very warm pleasure to welcome to Australia, Minister Mulyani as a guest of Government. Selamat datang to Minister Mulyani and her husband who are here for a couple of days. Minister Mulyani is a leader internationally, respected abroad as well as in Indonesia for the important economic reforms […]

Interview with Chris Kenny, Kenny on Sunday, Sky News

4 November 2018

CHRIS KENNY: I’m joined in the Melbourne studio by the Treasurer of Australia Josh Frydenberg. Thanks for joining us Josh. JOSH FRYDENBERG: Thank you Chris. CHRIS KENNY: Look I want to first off get your reaction to what I opened the show with and that is the Belt and Road Initiative. How can we have […]

Doorstop interview, Parliament House, Canberra

25 October 2018

JOSH FRYDENBERG: Good morning. In more good news for the Australian economy, today Fitch, one of the three major credit rating agencies in the world has reaffirmed Australia's AAA credit rating and praised Australia's economic performance. This follows the unemployment numbers last week, which saw Australia's unemployment rate fall to five per cent, its lowest […]

Interview with Alan Jones, Alan Jones Breakfast Show 2GB and 4BC

25 October 2018

ALAN JONES: Treasurer, good morning. JOSH FRYDENBERG: Nice to be with you, Alan. ALAN JONES: Thank you, Josh. Can I just ask you this, there are a whole stack of people and some in your own party, I read today, saying we must listen to the message that’s coming out of Wentworth. Now, two messages, […]

Doorstop interview, Parliament House, Canberra

24 October 2018

JOSH FRYDENBERG: Today, the Master Builders Association have released important, independent economic modelling that shows that Labor's changes to negative gearing will cost 32,000 jobs across the economy, they'll push up rents and they'll decrease the value of the family home. This is a destructive tax and grab policy by the Labor Party. It's part […]

Interview with Kieran Gilbert and Laura Jayes, First Edition, Sky News

24 October 2018

KIERAN GILBERT: Let's bring in the Treasurer, Josh Frydenberg. Your thoughts on this particular report, as I say Labor suggesting that's not a complete in the sense it does not look at their grandfathering of negative geared properties up until the start point of their policy. JOSH FRYDENBERG: Well this modelling from the Master Builders […]

Interview with Fran Kelly, RN Breakfast, ABC Radio National

24 October 2018

FRAN KELLY: The Treasurer, Josh Frydenberg, joins me now in our Parliament House studios. Treasurer, welcome back to breakfast. JOSH FRYDENBERG: Nice to be with you Fran. FRAN KELLY: The Government talks a big game when it comes to potential savings here, spruiking $830 cut to annual power bills under default contracts. The review of […]

Interview with Luke Grant, Wake up Australia, 2GB, 4BC and 2CC

22 October 2018

LUKE GRANT: Treasurer, Josh Frydenberg. JOSH FRYDENBERG: Good to be with you, Luke. LUKE GRANT: Good, fantastic. Tell me about Wentworth. Lots of people, I guess earlier on Sunday thinking that given the way the vote was going, there was still a light there for Dave Sharma, but gee he's got a big road now […]

Interview with David Speers, Speers on Sunday, Sky News

21 October 2018

DAVID SPEERS: Thanks very much for your time. JOSH FRYDENBERG: Nice to be with you, David. DAVID SPEERS: So why did this happen? JOSH FRYDENBERG: Well, as you know, we've had a pretty tough couple of months in Canberra and what was seen is the Liberal Party focus on its own internal debates. And when […]

Joint doorstop interview, Sydney

21 October 2018

PRIME MINISTER: Well thanks for coming together today, before I turn to events domestic, I just want to say a few things about Doctor Jamal Khashoggi. We deplore the killing of Jamal Khashoggi. We expect the Saudi government to cooperate fully with Turkish authorities regarding the investigation of this matter. Australia, as I instructed yesterday, […]

Doorstop interview, Parliament House, Canberra

18 October 2018

JOSH FRYDENBERG: Well, it’s terrific to be here with my friend and parliamentary colleague, Senator Cash, the Minister for Small and Family Business. Well, today is a big step forward in our efforts to grow the Australian economy. The Senate has just passed the Morrison Government’s legislation to provide tax cuts to more than three […]

Interview with Alan Jones, Alan Jones Breakfast Show, 2GB & 4BC

18 October 2018

ALAN JONES: Treasurer, good morning. JOSH FRYDENBERG: Nice to be with you Alan. ALAN JONES: Thank you. Can I just ask you the first question about this embassy issue? Are you going to be moving the embassy to Jerusalem; the Australian Embassy and advancing the two-state solution? JOSH FRYDENBERG: Well, the Prime Minister is going […]

Interview with Keiran Gilbert & Laura Jayes, First Edition, Sky News

17 October 2018

KIERAN GILBERT: First of all, Mr Frydenberg, in relation to the consideration of moving the embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, there's been some backlash from the diplomats from Arab nations in Canberra, also out of Jakarta. The Prime Minister's playing down the concerns in relation to the free trade agreement, but clearly […]

Doorstop interview, Parliament House, Canberra

16 October 2018

JOSH FRYDENBERG: Okay, well thank you very much. As you know, the GST system has not been working for all Australians. We had a ridiculous situation where Western Australia was only getting 30 cents in the dollar. So, Scott Morrison, then the Treasurer, asked the Productivity Commission to undertake a review. The states and the […]

Interview with Fran Kelly, RN Breakfast, ABC Radio National

15 October 2018

FRAN KELLY: Josh Frydenberg has just returned from talks with G20 finance leaders, he joins us in Melbourne. Minister, welcome back to Breakfast. JOSH FRYDENBERG: Nice to be with you Fran. FRAN KELLY: Treasurer, economic forecasters are tipping the Budget could be back in balance this year; 12 months ahead of schedule. Do you agree? […]

Doorstop interview, Bali, Indonesia

12 October 2018

JOSH FRYDENBERG: I am here with Ambassador Malik of the United Kingdom, because 16 years ago today, there was an enormous tragedy. It was a very dark day in the history of Indonesia and Australia. Two-hundred and two innocent people lost their lives in the Bali Bombings; 88 Australians, 23 from the United Kingdom, 38 […]

Interview with Kathleen Hays, Bloomberg

12 October 2018

KATHLEEN HAYS: Josh Frydenberg joins me now. He is the Treasurer of Australia, he’s in his job, about five weeks now and we’re very glad that he could join us. And I bet you’re very happy to be at this meeting. You said you had an interesting conversation with US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, now […]

Doorstop interview, Kofsky Optometry, Sydney

10 October 2018

JOSH FRYDENBERG: It is great to be here at a local optometrist here in Wentworth with Dave Sharma our great candidate for Wentworth who has great vision for this electorate. You don't need glasses to see the great danger and risk that Bill Shorten poses to the Australian economy. Dave on the other hand is […]

Interview with Sharri Markson, Sky News

9 October 2018

SHARRI MARKSON: Treasurer Josh Frydenberg, thank you for joining me today. JOSH FRYDENBERG: Nice to be with you Sharri. SHARRI MARKSON: Now, you're creeping towards a federal election but Bill Shorten is so far ahead in the polls that he even feels comfortable having his own input from policy to positions like the Governor General […]

Doorstop interview, Vision Australia, Kooyong

8 October 2018

JOSH FRYDENBERG: Well, good morning. It is a great pleasure to be here at Vision Australia where we have revealed the new $50 note with tactile features which will assist the 350,000 blind and vision impaired Australians better use our currency and participate fully in society, as we all want them to do. Yesterday, Bill […]

Interview with David Speers, Speers on Sunday, Sky News

7 October 2018

DAVID SPEERS: Treasurer Josh Frydenberg, welcome to the program, good to see you there. JOSH FRYDENBERG: Nice to see you David. DAVID SPEERS: Look, before we get to all of that, this mental health announcement that you and Greg Hunt are making today. Australia’s suicide rate, we know has been climbing despite the extra money […]

Interview with Chris Kenny, Friday Feedback, 2GB

5 October 2018

CHRIS KENNY: Josh Frydenberg joined me just a short time ago. JOSH FRYDENBERG: Nice to be with you, Chris. CHRIS KENNY: Look, you had the stoush this week with the states over how to carve up the GST. Of course, this debate goes on year after year, after year. But there’s no way, surely, that […]

Interview with Alan Jones, Breakfast, 2GB and 4BC

4 October 2018

ALAN JONES: Treasurer, good morning. JOSH FRYDENBERG: Nice to be with you Alan and glad to hear you’re taking up fencing. ALAN JONES: That’s enough out of you. Isn’t it true, I mean, I know you’re new to this and most probably as hypnotised by some of it as all of us, that it is […]

Interview with Carrie Bickmore, Madeleine West, Pete Helliar and Hamish Macdonald, The Project, Channel Ten

3 October 2018

CARRIE BICKMORE: Josh, great day today, but let’s get to it. If we can axe the tampon tax, why can’t we remove the GST on things like breast pumps and nipple shields.  JOSH FRYDENBERG: Well, we are keeping it to feminine hygiene products, as you say tampons, pads and liners. That will cost about $30 […]

Interview with Ben Fordham, Sydney Live, 2GB

3 October 2018

BEN FORDHAM: Treasurer, good afternoon. JOSH FRYDENBERG: Nice to be with you, Ben. BEN FORDHAM: I seem to remember that it was a former Treasurer Joe Hockey who said on Q&A one night, well this should go, the 10 per cent GST on tampons should go. He was slapped down at the time by his […]

Press Conference, CFFR, Melbourne

3 October 2018

JOSH FRYDENBERG: Good afternoon. Today, Commonwealth, state and territory treasurers had a very constructive meeting. The meeting occurred against the backdrop of a growing and strong Australian economy. With the National Accounts revealing that growth was at 3.4 per cent through the year, we've recently had our AAA credit rating reaffirmed and our budget is […]

Interview with Jon Faine, Mornings, ABC Radio Melbourne

3 October 2018

JON FAINE: Josh Frydenberg, good morning to you. JOSH FRYDENBERG: Nice to be with you Jon. JON FAINE: A bank of Treasurers? JOSH FRYDENBERG: Well certainly they use a bank more often than most. JON FAINE: So the government cancels the COAG meeting, the Council of Australian Government, but then you have to get the […]

Interview with Fran Kelly, RN Breakfast, ABC Radio National

3 October 2018

FRAN KELLY: Treasurer, welcome back to Breakfast. JOSH FRYDENBERG: Nice to be with you, Fran. FRAN KELLY: First to the tampon tax. How confident are you of getting agreement today to scrap this tax? JOSH FRYDENBERG: Well, the state and territory treasurers had a very good dinner last night where we discussed this issue and […]

Interview with Laura Jayes, First Edition, Sky News

3 October 2018

LAURA JAYES: Josh Frydenberg, once again, thanks for your time. Let’s start with the easy one, it seems that all state and territory counterparts are on board with removing the GST from tampons. Is today just a formality and when will we see that GST removed? JOSH FRYDENBERG: Well, we are very hopeful to get […]

Interview with Tom Tilley, Hack, Triple J

3 October 2018

TOM TILLEY: Josh Frydenberg, thanks so much for joining us. JOSH FRYDENBERG: Good afternoon. Great to be with you. TOM TILLEY: Why do you believe dropping the GST on tampons and pads was the right decision? JOSH FRYDENBERG: Well, as you pointed out, it's been an anomaly to not have condoms and lubricants with the […]

Interview with Laura Tingle, 7:30, ABC TV

3 October 2018

LAURA TINGLE: Treasurer, welcome. JOSH FRYDENBERG: Nice to be with you, Laura. LAURA TINGLE: If I can just ask you first about our story on Nauru. Is the Australian Government aware that Nauru appears to have been frustrating federal court orders? JOSH FRYDENBERG: Look, I'll leave the comment on particular cases to the Minister, Peter […]

Interview with Tom Elliott, Drive, 3AW

3 October 2018

TOM ELLIOTT: Josh Frydenberg, good afternoon. JOSH FRYDENBERG: Nice to be with you Tom and looking forward to a better year for the Blues. TOM ELLIOTT: Yes, well, yes. As I said to your new leader Scott Morrison, when I made him a Carlton member, things can only get better. JOSH FRYDENBERG: Well he's got […]

Interview with Ticky Fullerton, Your Money, Sky News Business

1 October 2018

TICKY FULLERTON: Treasurer welcome there and thank you very much for joining us of our first outing of 'Your Money'. JOSH FRYDENBERG: Good afternoon Ticky, nice to be with you. TICKY FULLERTON: I know you have been out and about on the Royal Commission today and that interim report. Were you surprised that the bank […]

Interview with Ross Greenwood, Money News

1 October 2018

ROSS GREENWOOD: It’s such a serious situation, of course, the Government no doubt will respond. I know one of those people who will be amongst our Cabinet will be considering what sought of aid Australia can provide, is our Treasurer Josh Frydenberg who is on the line right now. Many thanks for your time, Josh. […]

Interview with Karl Stefanovic, The Today Show, Channel 9

1 October 2018

KARL STEFANOVIC: Good morning Treasurer.  JOSH FRYDENBERG: Good morning Karl. KARL STEFANOVIC: Gee whiz, it is going to cost you a lot to buy WA at the next election. JOSH FRYDENBERG: Well it is not about just WA, it is about the fairness of the GST system going forward and it is clearly unsustainable to […]

Interview with Hamish Macdonald, News Breakfast, ABC TV

1 October 2018

HAMISH MACDONALD:  Good to have you here Josh. JOSH FRYDENBERG: Good morning Hamish. HAMISH MACDONALD:  Let’s start though with the GST because that’s making news headlines this morning. Essentially WA is going to getting a better deal out of this. You’re allocating a lot more money, billions more, where does that money come from? JOSH […]

Interview with Laura Jayes, First Edition, Sky News

1 October 2018

LAURA JAYES: Let’s go live to Melbourne now, the Treasurer, Josh Frydenberg joins us. Minister Frydenberg, thanks so much for your time. Can I first ask you about the GST? Why do you need to legislate this? Because a couple of months ago, the now Prime Minister was arguing that you could do this with […]

Press Conference, Commonwealth Parliamentary Offices, Melbourne

28 September 2018

JOSH FRYDENBERG: Our financial system is the largest sector in the Australian economy, directly employing more than 400,000 people and impacting on nearly every aspect of our lives. What is clear is that the culture, the conduct and the compliance of the sector is well below the standard the Australian people expect and deserve. It […]

Interview with Graham Richardson, Richo, Sky News

26 September 2018

GRAHAM RICHARDSON: Josh Frydenberg, welcome to the program. JOSH FRYDENBERG: Great to be with you, Richo. GRAHAM RICHARDSON: Now look, I guess that we should start with the fact that you've only been Treasurer for five minutes and you've- you must be born under a lucky star because you've got a few extra billion you […]

Interview with Luke Grant, Wake Up Australia, 2GB

26 September 2018

LUKE GRANT: The Federal Treasurer is a man called Josh Frydenberg, with whom we regularly converse and he's on the line. I should say, first time Treasurer, congratulations. How're you enjoying it? JOSH FRYDENBERG: Look, it's a big, an important job, but it's been a great pleasure working with the Prime Minister, Scott Morrison. As […]

Press conference, Commonwealth Parliamentary Offices, Sydney

25 September 2018

JOSH FRYDENBERG: It is a great pleasure to be here with my good friend and colleague, the Finance Minister Mathias Cormann, releasing the Final Budget Outcome for 2017-18. The figures today demonstrate that the Australian economy is on track. It's growing strongly and has good momentum. Australia is in its 27th year of consecutive economic […]

Interview with Chris Kenny, Money News, 2GB

25 September 2018

CHRIS KENNY: Thanks for joining us Josh. JOSH FRYDENBERG: Nice to be with you Chris. CHRIS KENNY: Tell me with the deficit for last year cut to a mere $10 billion – I can’t believe we talk in those terms now, a mere $10 billion – there must be a very, very high chance that […]

Press Conference, Parliament House, Canberra

21 September 2018

JOSH FRYDENBERG: Leading credit agency, Standard & Poor's has provided a strong endorsement of the Australian economy, reaffirming our AAA credit rating and removing us from negative watch. Australia is one of only 10 countries around the world that has a AAA credit rating from the three leading agencies; S&P, Moody's and Fitch. And this […]

Interview with Alan Jones, Breakfast, 2GB and 4BC

21 September 2018

ALAN JONES: Josh Frydenberg, good morning. JOSH FRYDENBERG: Nice to be with you Alan. ALAN JONES: Thank you. I sent you those criticisms, and they are very significant. What is your response to them? JOSH FRYDENBERG: They were criticisms largely about Australia signing on and staying signed onto the Paris Accord. I did have a […]

Interview with Patricia Karvelas, RN Drive, ABC Radio National

20 September 2018

PATRICIA KARVELAS: Josh Frydenberg is the Federal Treasurer, welcome back to RN Drive. JOSH FRYDENBERG: Nice to be with you Patricia. PATRICIA KARVELAS: So the Government is spending an additional $4.5 billion on independent schools. Why was that additional funding necessary and what does it achieve beyond ending the war with the Catholic schools? JOSH […]

Interview with Fran Kelly, RN Breakfast, ABC Radio National

17 September 2018

FRAN KELLY: Josh Frydenberg, welcome to Breakfast. JOSH FRYDENBERG: Good morning to you, Fran. FRAN KELLY: Can we go to the Aged Care Royal Commission first. There's been several major enquiries and investigations into this sector, the Government's already putting a tough cop on the beat to maintain standards, it's the new body called the […]

Interview with Alan Jones, Breakfast 2GB and 4BC

13 September 2018

ALAN JONES: May I say, good morning to you. JOSH FRYDENBERG: Good morning to you. I’m blushing after that introduction. I’m afraid my mum’s not listening to this. ALAN JONES: Never mind, you are blushing for other reasons. They have all had a rough night in Canberra. It was the, what ball do they call […]

Interview with Barrie Cassidy, Insiders, ABC TV

9 September 2018

BARRIE CASSIDY: Josh Frydenberg, welcome. JOSH FRYDENBERG: Good morning, Barrie. BARRIE CASSIDY: We'll start with the National Accounts. So the Prime Minister has conceded this, that there aren't many Australians who aren't feeling the benefits. Why is that? JOSH FRYDENBERG: There are Australians who are doing it tough, like the drought-stricken farmers that the Prime […]

Interview with Sabra Lane, AM, ABC Radio National

6 September 2018

SABRA LANE: Josh Frydenberg, welcome to the program. JOSH FRYDENBERG: Good morning. SABRA LANE: If growth's going gangbusters, why are so many Australians not feeling so good? JOSH FRYDENBERG: Well, more than one million Australians are feeling better for having a job under the Coalition. We've seen record jobs growth, more than 400,000 jobs created […]

Interview with Karl Stefanovic, Today Show, Channel 9

6 September 2018

KARL STEFANOVIC: Josh, good morning to you. How is your timing? You arrived at the party just in time for pin the tail on the donkey. JOSH FRYDENBERG: Yes, well obviously a lot of work is behind those numbers including our policies that are driving more employment. We're creating more than 1,000 jobs a day, […]

Interview with David Koch, Sunrise, Channel 7

6 September 2018

DAVID KOCH: Treasurer, thanks for joining us. JOSH FRYDENBERG: Good to be with you. DAVID KOCH: Julie Bishop does have a point on this. Do you think the Liberal Party or Parliament should introduce workplace behaviour policies like we all have to do in the rest of the world? JOSH FRYDENBERG: I think Julie Bishop […]

Interview with Ross Greenwood, Money News, Macquarie Radio

5 September 2018

ROSS GREENWOOD: Many thanks for your time, Josh. JOSH FRYDENBERG: Nice to be with you, Ross. ROSS GREENWOOD: I should say, many thanks for your time, Treasurer. Just, let's go through the National Accounts. You would be pleased, absolutely delighted, I would imagine at the rate of economic growth in Australia today. JOSH FRYDENBERG: I […]

Press conference, Parliament House, Canberra

5 September 2018

JOSH FRYDENBERG: Today's National Accounts for the June quarter 2018 highlights the strength and the resilience of the Australian economy, which is in its 27th year of consecutive economic growth. According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, real GDP grew by 0.9 per cent in the June quarter 2018, which was above median market expectations. […]

Interview with Neil Mitchell, Mornings, 3AW

27 August 2018

NEIL MITCHELL: Josh Frydenberg, good morning. JOSH FRYDENBERG: Nice to be with you, Neil. NEIL MITCHELL: Are you still a bit stunned? JOSH FRYDENBERG: Well, it did all happen very quickly. Clearly, I wouldn't have liked to come to this role in the circumstances which occurred over the past week because I did support Malcolm […]

Interview with Kieran Gilbert, AM Agenda, Sky News

27 August 2018

KIERAN GILBERT: Joining me is the new Treasurer, Josh Frydenberg, and you were there as the senior member of government to see Peter Dutton sworn in again as Home Affairs Minister. It's been quite the week, but he's got a commitment with the Five Eyes intelligence ministers later today. Treasurer? JOSH FRYDENBERG: Yeh, I'm really […]

Interview with Jon Faine, Mornings, ABC Radio Melbourne

27 August 2018

JON FAINE: Josh Frydenberg, good morning, congratulations. JOSH FRYDENBERG: Nice to be with you, Jon. JON FAINE: What was that about last week? JOSH FRYDENBERG: Well, look there was a leadership change, I have to say, it came to me as something that was unexpected. Malcolm Turnbull was heading in the right direction, that being […]