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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. Defeated at general elections 2022.

Parties Represented

Liberal Party of Australia. Served: 21.08.2010 to 21.05.2022

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 to 23.5.2022.

Minister for the Environment and Energy from 19.7.2016 to 28.8.2018.

Treasurer from 24.8.2018 to 23.5.2022.

Parliamentary Party Positions

Deputy Leader of the Federal Parliamentary Liberal Party from 24.8.2018 to 21.5.2022.

Committee Service

Joint Select: Gambling Reform served from 21.10.2010 to 24.6.2013

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

Party Positions

Member of the Liberal Party from 1999.

Qualifications and Occupations

BEc(Hons) (Monash University).

LLB (Monash University).

MPhil (University of Oxford).

MPA (Harvard University).

Commonwealth Scholar of the UK Commonwealth Scholarship Commission.

Articled Clerk at Mallesons Stephen Jacques from 1996 to 1999.

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

Adviser to the Minister for Foreign Affairs, the Hon. A Downer, MP from 1999 to 2001.

Senior Adviser to the Minister for Foreign Affairs, the Hon. A Downer, MP from 2002 to 2003.

Senior Adviser to the Prime Minister, the Hon. J Howard, MP from 2003 to 2004.

Director at Deutsche Bank AG from 2005 to 2009.

Consultant at Deutsche Bank AG, 2010.


Menzies' roadmap for Asia still guides us today, Sir Robert Menzies Lecture Trust, Melbourne: 2014.


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.


Born: 17.7.1971, Melbourne, Australia

Gender: Male

Marital Status: Married