IEA Speaker Series: Australia’s insights on the energy transition
H. E. Josh Frydenberg is the Australian Minister for the Environment and Energy. He was elected to the Australian House of Representatives at the 2010 federal election and re-elected in 2013. He is the seventh person since Federation to hold this seat.
During his first term in parliament, Mr Frydenberg was appointed a member of the Joint Committee of Public Accounts and Audit and the Joint Select Committee on Gambling Reform. He was a co-deputy chair of the Coalition's Productivity Priorities Working Group, and a member of a committee established by Tony Abbott to advise him on the re-establishment of the Australian Building and Construction Commission (ABCC). In September 2013, Prime Minister Tony Abbott appointed Mr Frydenberg to the government's front bench as the Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister, with specific responsibility for implementing the Coalition’s deregulation agenda.
In December 2014, Mr Frydenberg was appointed to the ministry as Assistant Treasurer. In September 2015, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull appointed Mr Frydenberg to the Ministry as Minister for Resources, Energy and Northern Australia. In July 2016 Mr Frydenberg was appointed as Minister for the Environment and Energy.