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‘Why are you laughing?’: Ben Fordham presses Josh Frydenberg

Ben Fordham has grilled Treasurer Josh Frydenberg on making changes to the fringe benefits tax (FBT) to help struggling businesses. NSW Treasurer Dominic Perrottet has declared any FBT relief needs to be delivered by the federal government. But when Ben raised the issue with the federal Treasurer he received an...
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EXCLUSIVE: Josh Frydenberg reveals he gorged on hamburgers, lollies and Coca-Cola before a lightbulb moment sparked dramatic 8kg weight loss - here's how did it

He's the man marshalling Australia's economic comeback after the coronavirus pandemic - and Josh Frydenberg is also enjoying a renaissance of his own. The 49-year-old federal treasurer, who delivered the nation's second pandemic budget last week, has noticeably lost weight this year by cutting out fast food, sleeping more and cycling for 45 minutes every morning.
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Josh Frydenberg defends wages policy despite workers facing real pay cut

Josh Frydenberg has conceded inflation will outstrip wage growth this year – meaning workers face a real pay cut – but defended the government’s decision not to do more to boost wages. The treasurer told ABC’s Insiders on Sunday the Coalition had “stayed true to our consistent position” when it...
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Confusion over Covid vaccination targets as Josh Frydenberg defends big-spending budget

Labor has blasted the Morrison government over confusing vaccination targets in Tuesday’s budget, saying the bungled rollout will weigh on Australia’s economic recovery, with real wages to decline despite record government spending. As the treasurer, Josh Frydenberg, hit back at suggestions the big-spending “pandemic” budget had abandoned Liberal “true believers”,...
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The one question Josh Frydenberg won't answer: Leigh Sales grills Treasurer over why companies WON'T be forced to pay back their JobKeeper payments despite enjoying record profits

Leigh Sales has grilled Treasurer Josh Frydenberg over why companies won't be forced to repay JobKeeper payments to the federal government despite reaping the benefits of soaring profits during the pandemic. Companies including Harvey Norman, Mercedes Benz and Ford were condemned for pocketing a combined $57million in emergency JobKeeper payments...
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Australia's most eagerly awaited news to come out TONIGHT as Josh Frydenberg hints budget will reveal when overseas travel ban will be lifted

Treasurer Josh Frydenberg has hinted Tuesday evening's much-anticipated federal budget will give a clear indication of when Australians can travel overseas again. Mr Frydenberg has said the federal government will unveil its 'assumptions' about when international borders will re-open during the budget announcement. The treasurer suggested all would be revealed...
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Don’t expect a ‘spendathon’ in federal budget, Josh Frydenberg says

Josh Frydenberg says the government can deliver additional spending on aged care and mental health in next week’s budget and still deliver tax cuts for higher income earners because the government’s reforms will create “a stronger tax system”. In a pre-budget interview with Guardian Australia, the federal treasurer also held...
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Why you could end up paying $1080 more in tax next year as the budget hits low and middle-income earners - unless Josh Frydenberg acts on Tuesday

Australians on middle incomes could end up paying an extra $1,080 a year in tax from July unless the relief program is extended. Treasurer Josh Frydenberg's upcoming budget on Tuesday will determine whether 10million Australians get more in their pocket when they put in their tax return. Without an extension...
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Josh Frydenberg signals budget boost for female-dominated care workforce

Josh Frydenberg has signalled the looming federal budget will contain measures to boost the workforce of female-dominated professions such as aged and disability care, and also in the critical field of cybersecurity. The Morrison government has already flagged the budget will contain new investments in aged and disability care, as...
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Karl Stefanovic and Ally Langdon GRILL Josh Frydenberg on the Today show about Australia's 'painfully slow' coronavirus vaccine rollout - as he makes a promise to the nation

Karl Stefanovic and Allison Langdon have grilled Josh Frydenberg over Australia's 'painfully slow' coronavirus vaccine rollout. The Today hosts interviewed the treasurer on Friday, three days out from the nation's next phase of the immunisation program. Phase 1b includes six million Australians - those aged over 70, health care workers,...
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Antisemitism and Holocaust denial on the rise in Australia, Josh Frydenberg warns

Josh Frydenberg has warned antisemitism is on the rise in Australia and the treasurer says there is an obligation on all good people to “take on hate wherever we see it”. The treasurer told Melbourne radio station 3AW on Holocaust Memorial Day that given the age of survivors, memories were fading about “the darkest chapter in human history”.
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How Josh Frydenberg is backing the boss class amid capital-on-capital skirmishes

Despite fire, plague and the fog that perpetually shrouds Lake Burley Griffin, Josh Frydenberg’s agenda has become clear in 2020. Never one to miss the opportunity a crisis presents, the treasurer has used the coronavirus pandemic to ram through changes to the way the Australian economy is regulated that will significantly shift advantage away from ordinary people.