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FRYDENBERG, the Hon. JoshBiography for FRYDENBERG, the Hon. Josh

Member for Kooyong (Vic)

Liberal Party of Australia

Parliamentary Service

Elected to the House of Representatives for Kooyong, Victoria, 2010, 2013 and 2016.

Ministerial Appointments

Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister from 18.9.13 to 23.12.14.

Assistant Treasurer from 23.12.14 to 21.9.15.

Minister for Resources, Energy and Northern Australia from 21.9.15 to 19.7.16.

Minister for the Environment and Energy from 19.7.16.

Committee Service

Joint Statutory: Public Accounts and Audit from 25.10.10 to 5.8.13.

Joint Select: Gambling Reform from 21.10.10 to 24.6.13.

Party Positions

Member, Liberal Party from 1999.


Born 17.7.1971, Melbourne, Vic.


Qualifications and Occupation before entering Federal Parliament

BEc(Hons), LLB(Hons)(Monash), MPhil (Oxford), MPA (Harvard).

Commonwealth Scholar, UK Commonwealth Scholarship Commission.

Articled Clerk, Mallesons Stephen Jacques 1996-99 (interrupted by overseas study at Oxford).

Assistant Adviser to the Attorney-General, the Hon. DR Williams, AM, QC 1999.

Adviser to the Minister for Foreign Affairs, the Hon. AJG Downer, MP 1999-2001; Senior Adviser 2002-03.

Senior Adviser to the Prime Minister, the Hon. JW Howard, MP 2003-04.

Director, Deutsche Bank AG 2005-09.

Consultant, Deutsche Bank AG 2010.


Description: inner metropolitan.

Location: eastern Melbourne; it includes the inner eastern suburbs of Balwyn, Balwyn North, Camberwell, Canterbury, Hawthorn, Hawthorn East, Kew, Kew East and parts of Surrey Hills.

Area: 52 sq km.

Electors enrolled: 100 140 (at 2.7.16).

Industries: predominantly residential with no major industries.

State electorates: Kooyong includes the Victorian Legislative Assembly electorate of Kew, and parts of Box Hill, Burwood and Hawthorn.