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FRYDENBERG, the Hon. Joshua (Josh) AnthonyBiography for FRYDENBERG, the Hon. Joshua (Josh) Anthony

Member for Kooyong (Vic)

Liberal Party of Australia

Parliamentary Service

Elected to the House of Representatives for Kooyong, Victoria, 2010. Re-elected 2013, 2016 and 2019.

Ministerial Appointments

Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister from 18.9.2013 to 23.12.2014.

Assistant Treasurer from 23.12.2014 to 21.9.2015.

Minister for Resources, Energy and Northern Australia from 21.9.2015 to 19.7.2016.

Cabinet Minister from 21.9.2015.

Minister for the Environment and Energy from 19.7.2016 to 28.8.2018.

Treasurer from 28.8.2018.

Committee Service

Joint Statutory: Public Accounts and Audit from 25.10.2010 to 5.8.2013.

Joint Select: Gambling Reform from 21.10.2010 to 24.6.2013.

Parliamentary Party Positions

Deputy Leader of the Federal Parliamentary Liberal Party from 24.8.2018.

Party Positions

Member of the Liberal Party from 1999.


Born 17.7.1971, Melbourne, Australia


Qualifications and Occupations before entering Federal Parliament

BEc (Monash University).

LLB (Monash University).

MPhil (University of Oxford).

MPA (Harvard University).

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 to the Minister for Foreign Affairs, the Hon. AJG Downer, MP 1999-2001.

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

Director, Deutsche Bank AG 2005-09.

Consultant, Deutsche Bank AG 2010.


Name: Kooyong

Location: The Division of Kooyong consists of: part of the Boroondara City Council, and part of the Whitehorse City Council.

Area: 55 Sq km

Electors enrolled: 108,413 (at 8.6.2019)

Industries: Retail, health care, education and training.