Josh Frydenberg

Australian politician and federal treasurer

Joshua Anthony Frydenberg (/ˈfrdənˌbɜːrɡ/) (born 17 July 1971) is an Australian former politician. He was the Treasurer of Australia from 2018 to 2022. He is the deputy leader of the Liberal Party since 2018 and was the Member of Parliament for Kooyong from 2010 to 2022.

Josh Frydenberg
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Frydenberg in 2019
Treasurer of Australia
In office
24 August 2018 – 23 May 2022
Prime MinisterScott Morrison
Preceded byScott Morrison
Succeeded byJim Chalmers
Deputy Leader of the Liberal Party
In office
24 August 2018 (2018-08-24) – 30 May 2022
LeaderScott Morrison
Preceded byJulie Bishop
Succeeded bySussan Ley
Minister for the Environment and Energy
In office
19 July 2016 (2016-07-19) – 24 August 2018 (2018-08-24)
Prime MinisterMalcolm Turnbull
Preceded byGreg Hunt
Succeeded byAngus Taylor
Minister for Resources and Energy
In office
21 September 2015 – 19 July 2016
Prime MinisterMalcolm Turnbull
Preceded byGary Gray
Succeeded byMatt Canavan
Assistant Treasurer of Australia
In office
23 December 2014 – 21 September 2015
Prime MinisterTony Abbott
Malcolm Turnbull
Preceded byArthur Sinodinos
Succeeded byKelly O'Dwyer
Member of the Australian Parliament
for Kooyong
In office
21 August 2010 – 21 May 2022 (2022-05-21)
Preceded byPetro Georgiou
Succeeded byMonique Ryan
Majority5.57% (11,289 v GRN)
Personal details
Joshua Anthony Frydenberg

(1971-07-17) 17 July 1971 (age 51)
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Political partyLiberal
Spouse(s)Amie Saunders
Alma mater

He also worked for Deutsche Bank until his election to Parliament in 2010. On 24 August 2018, he was elected Deputy Leader of the Liberal Party.

In February 2022, a Roy Morgan poll showed he was the front runner to be Morrison's potential replacement as leader of the Liberal Party among voters.[1] However, at the 2022 election, Frydenberg lost his seat to the teal independent candidate Monique Ryan.[2]


  1. "Roy Morgan poll finds Josh Frydenberg is preferred Liberal leader". The New Daily. 16 February 2022. Retrieved 21 February 2022.
  2. "Josh Frydenberg on Twitter". 23 May 2022. Retrieved 23 May 2022.