Transcripts

Interview with Justin Smith, Macquarie Weekly, 2GB, 3AW, 4BC & 6PR

17 February 2019

JUSTIN SMITH: Hello, Treasurer. JOSH FRYDENBERG: Nice to be with you, Justin. JUSTIN SMITH: What’s the Gold Card going to mean to these people? JOSH FRYDENBERG: Well, it will mean that they will get the support that they deserve for their service as part of the South East Asian Treaty Organisation, particularly medical support. These […]

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

15 February 2019

ALAN JONES: Treasurer, good morning. JOSH FRYDENBERG: Nice to be with you, Alan. ALAN JONES: Thank you. Can we just go to this Phelps’ Bill first. People find it extraordinary that Phelps,  representing a long-standing Liberal electorate, voting with Labor and the Greens. Julia Banks, elected to represent a Liberal electorate and is still the […]

Interview with Graham Richardson, Richo, Sky News

13 February 2019

GRAHAM RICHARDSON: Well, I have discovered he's a pretty good bloke. So may I introduce my friend, I don't think he will object to that, Josh Frydenberg. JOSH FRYDENBERG: Nice to be with you, Richo. GRAHAM RICHARDSON: Good on you mate, thank you very much. So you've got the Budget coming up and it's only […]

Doorstop interview, Ikon Park, Melbourne

10 February 2019

BRIDGET MCKENZIE: … to be in Melbourne the heart of AFLW today, to make a fabulous announcement from the Federal Government to back Carlton Football Club’s vision for women’s sport. Not just for their elite athletes, but for a whole pathway of development, which is just so exciting. Our Government invested over $230 million in […]

Doorstop interview, Torrens University, Melbourne

10 February 2019

JOSH FRYDENBERG: It’s terrific to be here with my parliamentary colleagues Sarah Henderson and Senator Jane Hume for the launch of Impact21 and with some very special people. Raynor, great to see you, and also your fellow workers who are going to be participating in this wonderful new program of supporting employment for people with […]

Doorstop interview, Parliament House, Canberra

8 February 2019

JOSH FRYDENBERG: Commonwealth and State Treasurers are meeting here in Canberra to discuss the shared responsibility of managing Australia’s population change. Australia’s population is growing at the fifth fastest rate of OECD countries, faster than it did in the 1980’s and 90’s, and significantly faster than expectations. Indeed, back in 2002, the Intergenerational Report expected […]

Interview with Fran Kelly, RN Breakfast, ABC Radio

8 February 2019

FRAN KELLY: Josh Frydenberg, welcome back to Breakfast. JOSH FRYDENBERG: Good morning to you, Fran. FRAN KELLY: I’ll come to the population meeting in a moment. First, the resignation of NAB’s Ken Henry and Andrew Thorburn last night. They quit after that blistering criticism from the Royal Commissioner, Kenneth Hayne. Did you agree that they […]

Doorstop interview, Parliament House

8 February 2019

JOSH FRYDENBERG: Good afternoon. It’s a great pleasure to be here with my good friends and colleagues, Alan Tudge and David Coleman. The three of us have just been with state Treasurers at an important meeting to discuss how Australia can better manage the changes that are occurring in population. Australia’s population is growing faster […]

Interview with Neil Mitchell, Mornings, 3AW

5 February 2019

NEIL MITCHELL: Earlier today, because he's on a plane now, I recorded an interview with the Treasurer, the man in charge of making it all happen, Josh Frydenberg. JOSH FRYDENBERG: Nice to be with you, Neil. NEIL MITCHELL: Now the banks are all promising to be good little banks and behave themselves and not be […]

Interview with Michael Rowland, ABC News Breakfast

5 February 2019

MICHAEL ROWLAND: Let's go straight back to that scathing report from banking royal commissioner Kenneth Hayne. We're joined now from Canberra by the Federal Treasurer Josh Frydenberg. Treasurer, good morning to you. JOSH FRYDENBERG: Good morning, Michael. MICHAEL ROWLAND: Let's start with the NAB. Its chairman Ken Henry, chief executive Andrew Thorburn excoriated by Kenneth […]

Doorstop interview, Parliament House, Canberra

5 February 2019

JOSH FRYDENBERG: Good morning. Yesterday, the Government announced that it is taking action on all 76 recommendations from Commissioner Hayne. These recommendations are vitally important if we are to rebuild Australian’s trust in our financial system. Our focus is on delivering better consumer outcomes so that Australians feel that they are treated honestly and fairly […]

Interview with David Koch, Sunrise, Channel 7

5 February 2019

DAVID KOCH: Josh Frydenberg joins me now from Canberra, Treasurer, thanks for your time. JOSH FRYDENBERG: Good morning, Kochie. DAVID KOCH: Are you stunned and what this Royal Commission found out about our banking system? JOSH FRYDENBERG: I think everybody is shocked by revelations of fees for no service, fees charged to dead people, the […]

Interview with Sabra Lane, AM, ABC Radio National

5 February 2019

SABRA LANE: Josh Frydenberg, good morning and welcome. JOSH FRYDENBERG: Good morning to you Sabra. SABRA LANE: These banks and financial institutions have destroyed people’s lives, and cost people, some of them, their savings. How long will it take before customers have recompense and the banks don’t prolong this process any further than necessary. JOSH […]

Interview with Georgie Gardner, Today Show, Channel 9

5 February 2019

GEORGIE GARDNER: Treasurer, good morning to you. JOSH FRYDENBERG: Nice to be with you, Georgie. GEORGIE GARDNER: The Coalition, of course, fought tooth and nail against this Royal Commission, blocking it 26 times. What was the rationale behind resisting it? JOSH FRYDENBERG: Well, Georgie, look. We can debate the failure of the Labor Government when […]

Interview with Leigh Sales, 7.30 Report, ABC TV

4 February 2019

LEIGH SALES: With me now live from Parliament House is the Treasurer, Josh Frydenberg. Thanks for your time. JOSH FRYDENBERG: Nice to be with you, Leigh. LEIGH SALES: You said you'll act on everything in this report. Given that's 76 things that need fixing, was the  Coalition wrong to strenuously oppose a Royal Commission into […]

Interview with Tom Elliot, Drive, 3AW

4 February 2019

TOM ELLIOT: Ok the Federal Treasurer delivered a speech this afternoon after the banking Royal Commission was released, the Federal Government has said it is committed to taking action on all 76 of the recommendations. The man in charge of this is the Federal Treasurer Josh Frydenberg. Mr Frydenberg, good evening. JOSH FRYDENBERG: Good afternoon […]

Interview with Ross Greenwood, Money News, 2GB

4 February 2019

ROSS GREENWOOD: Many thanks for your time, Treasurer. JOSH FRYDENBERG: Good evening, nice to be with you. ROSS GREENWOOD: Do you believe that this goes far enough? Many people are painting this this evening as maybe having gone a bit soft on at least three of the big four banks. JOSH FRYDENBERG: I think it […]

Press Conference, Parliament House, Canberra

4 February 2019

JOSH FRYDENBERG: I’m going to make a statement before taking questions. Today, the Government is releasing the final report of the Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry. It’s a scathing assessment of conduct driven by greed and behaviour that was in breach of existing law and fell well below […]

Doorstop interview, Camberwell, Victoria

30 January 2019

JOSH FRYDENBERG: Good afternoon. Today Chris Bowen offended over one million Australians, dismissing their real and deep concerns, about Labor’s retiree’s tax, and arrogantly telling them, to vote against Labor. These people have done nothing wrong. They’ve simply saved for their retirement. And their retirement savings should be protected, not raided. That’s what the Coalition […]

Doorstop Interview, Sydney

22 January 2019

A new transcript has been added to the Treasurer's website.

Interview with Patricia Karvelas, RN Drive, ABC Radio National

22 January 2019

PATRICIA KARVELAS: The Treasurer, Josh Frydenberg, joins me now. Welcome back to RN Drive and of course, Happy New Year. JOSH FRYDENBERG: Happy New Year to you too, Patricia. I was enjoying reading your tweets about your travels around the country. PATRICIA KARVELAS: Oh look, I wasn't afraid to share. But let's get to the […]

Interview with Jon Faine, Mornings, ABC Radio Melbourne

21 January 2019

JON FAINE: This year's Federal election will as much as anything be about the economy. Elections always are. Josh Frydenberg, a leading Victorian Liberal is the Member for Kooyong and the Treasurer in Scott Morrison's Federal Government. Mr Frydenberg, good morning to you, happy New Year. JOSH FRYDENBERG: Nice to be with you, Jon, and […]

Interview with Ross Greenwood, Today Show, Channel 9

21 January 2019

ROSS GREENWOOD: Josh, just first up, let's go to the economy and all of that type of thing. The Prime Minister here, last week, said there were economic headwinds. Does this mean that your ability to get the budget back into surplus, you will have a budget in April, of course, is that diminished by […]

Interview with Peter Gleeson, Gleeso’s News Talk, Sky News

21 January 2019

PETER GLEESON: I'm joined now by the Treasurer, Josh Frydenberg, it's a tough ask, but can you deliver the goods, Josh? JOSH FRYDENBERG: Well Peter, we are delivering a stronger economy, and that's not to put a trophy on the cabinet, that's to deliver better education and health services and disability support for millions of […]

Doorstop interview, Lorne, Victoria

12 January 2019

JOURNALIST: On the issue of Rahaf Al-Qunun, the Greens say Canada showed up Australia, do you think that’s fair? JOSH FRYDENBERG: Absolutely not. We have a very generous humanitarian program, one of the most generous in the world and we’ve increased the places for women at risk in particular to find safety in Australia. We […]

Interview with Cathy Van Extel, RN Breakfast, ABC Radio National

10 January 2019

CATHY VAN EXTEL: Treasurer Josh Frydenberg, he joins us on Breakfast, good morning. JOSH FRYDENBERG: Good morning Cathy. CATHY VAN EXTEL: Now, the poor performance of the super sector is costing members something like $4 billion every year. The Productivity Commission says you can start fixing that by adopting these 31 recommendations, will you do […]

Interview with Joe O’Brien, 7:30, ABC TV

10 January 2019

JOE O’BRIEN: Treasurer, welcome to 7:30. JOSH FRYDENBERG: Nice to be with you, Joe. JOE O’BRIEN: Now, you’ve been reluctant to make any definitive statements today because we’re still waiting or the Royal Commission, but how do you feel on principle, about this key recommendation that involves super accounts being created only for new members […]

Doorstop interview, Lorne, Victoria

6 January 2019

JOSH FRYDENBERG: The Government would like to thank the Victorian Police for their professionalism in dealing with the ugly protests we saw in Melbourne yesterday. Australia has had great success in attracting immigrants from the four corners of the earth. And immigration and it's diversity that it's brought to the Australian community has made us […]

Doorstop interview, Lorne, Victoria

5 January 2019

JOSH FRYDENBERG: At the next election the choice will be clear between a Government which has reduced taxes, and reduced spending, and created more than 1.2 million new jobs and an opposition that is promising more than $200 billion in new taxes. That's equivalent to around $10,000 of new taxes on every Australian man, woman […]

Doorstop interview, Lorne, Victoria

3 January 2019

JOSH FRYDENBERG: Labor's plan to abolish negative gearing as we know it and to increase the capital gains tax by 50 per cent will be disastrous for the Australian economy. Today, leading independent property expert CoreLogic has issued a warning about the dangers of Labor's plans to abolish negative gearing and increase capital gains tax. […]

Interview with John Stanley, Mornings, 2GB

3 January 2019

JOHN STANLEY: Treasurer, good morning.  JOSH FRYDENBERG: Good morning to you, John. JOHN STANLEY: Does that surprise you that we've had this drop of what, nationally 4.8 per cent, in house prices, given the pull-back in lending from the banks? JOSH FRYDENBERG: Well we've heard from the Reserve Bank of Australia that the slowdown in […]

Interview with Chris Kenny, Nights, 2GB

3 January 2019

CHRIS KENNY: Thanks for joining us Treasurer. JOSH FRYDENBERG: Good evening, nice to be with you Chris. CHRIS KENNY: Just tell us about this message for the banking sector. Surely you can’t direct them to approve loans for housing? They’ve got to be diligent about any applications that come their way. JOSH FRYDENBERG: Well, they […]