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Josh Frydenberg on Australia's economic prosperity

  • Date recorded: 11 Mar 2015

  • Duration: 27:21

'Government must be the enabler so that current and future generations of Australians can prosper. This is the best role for government.'

- Josh Frydenberg

About this video

Hear Assistant Treasurer Josh Frydenberg as he delivers a Big ideas under the dome lecture on the topic of managing Australia's continued economic prosperity.

Josh looks back to 1856, when the State Library was established, and outlines how far we travelled since those goldrush days.

Looking at today and into the future, he discusses the challenges of managing budgetary and tax reform, and focuses on some of the outcomes of the recent intergenerational report. He also highlights the opportunities currently being offered by free trade arrangements with China, and stresses that Australia has a lot to look forward to in terms of economic prosperity.

This event was part of the Library's Big ideas under the dome lecture series, bringing to Melbourne great minds in the arts, culture, social justice and sciences to discuss, debate and reflect on the big ideas and issues of our time.


Josh Frydenberg is the Federal Member for Kooyong and the Assistant Treasurer. He was elected to the Australian House of Representatives at the 2010 federal election and re-elected in 2013.