Thursday, July 13, 2017

Everywhere Man Josh Frydenberg: The minister who could make or break the Turnbull government

Josh Frydenberg has always been a man in a hurry.

The scene when Josh Frydenberg's press
conference in South Australia was crashed
by state Premier Jay Weatherill.
By 35, he had achieved honours degrees in law and economics, studied at Oxford and Harvard, advised Alexander Downer and John Howard, and been head of global banking at Deutsche Bank. Determined to enter Parliament, he tried to blast long-time member Petro Georgiou out of Kooyong - a prestigious Melbourne seat that had been held by Liberal Party founder Robert Menzies. He lost. But by the next election in 2010 the seat was his.

A prodigious networker and media performer, Frydenberg was touted as a potential future leader as soon as he arrived in Canberra. No job, it seemed, would be enough to contain his enthusiasm and ambition. Then Malcolm Turnbull found it. 


Read Matthew Knott’s story in today’s Melbourne Age - “Everywhere Man Josh Frydenberg: The minister who could make or break the Turnbull government.”

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