Malcolm Turnbull prides himself on being a pragmatist. There is a significant if fine line between pragmatism and buckling.
Despite briefly being able to dine out on the legislation passed before parliament wound up last week, Malcolm Turnbull is headed to a not-very-happy Christmas.
Josh Frydenberg said on Tuesday night there would not be an emissions intensity scheme under a Turnbull government.
The Turnbull government has slammed the door shut on an emissions intensity scheme for the electricity sector, in a demonstration of the power of the conservative forces in the Coalition.
After ratifying the Paris agreement on climate change, the government is looking ahead to its 2017 review of climate change policy.
Josh Frydenberg on Sunday strongly argued for change to section 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act.
Cabinet on Monday is expected to consider referring the future of the controversial 18C section of the Racial Discrimination Act to a parliamentary inquiry.
Malcolm Turnbull speaking at the University of Tasmania’s School of Architecture and Design on Thursday.
Malcolm Turnbull has seized on the massive South Australian power failure to condemn Labor states for aggressive attitudes to renewables and call for a nationwide target.
Yallourn Power Station in the Latrobe Valley is one of the emissions intensive power stations that remains open.
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Environment and energy minister Josh Frydenberg said that eight out of Australia's 12 most emission intensive power stations closed in the last five years. Is that right?
Building enough solar panels will be much easier if energy efficiency policy is ramped up at the same time.
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There's a wider trend towards linking the energy and climate portfolios, and not before time – the race is on towards a low-carbon economy, and joined-up policy gets faster results.
Double time: Josh Frydenberg has added environment to his energy portfolio.
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Will merging the environment and energy portfolios result in joined-up thinking, or one set of ideas steamrollering the other?
CSIRO has the know-how to develop commercial-scale green energy, with a clear plan and enough money.
The Coalition has asked CSIRO to develop a "roadmap" towards commercialised clean energy. It's a good idea as long as the plan is clear, and there's enough money behind it.
Energy Minister Josh Frydenberg, speaking on Q&A.
Energy Minister Josh Frydenberg told Q&A that Australia has the highest number of solar panels on people's roofs per capita anywhere in the world. Is that right?
Was Josh Frydenberg right about job growth?
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Energy and resources minister Josh Frydenberg said recently that the latest employment figures show extremely strong job growth, the greatest Australia's had since 2006. Is that right?
Bringing coal-fired power to the poor also means bringing pollution.
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Considerations of the moral case for coal must do far more than consider whether cheap fossil energy will lift people out of poverty. It must consider the pollution and harm to nature that come with it.
Despite the slowdown in China, Josh Frydenberg says that there are strong signs for the Australian economy.
Assistant Treasurer Josh Frydenberg talks to Michelle Grattan about Syria, Australia's humanitarian refugee intake, the economy, and much more.
Assistant Treasurer Josh Frydenberg has released a discussion paper on making ASIC user-pays.
Both ASIC and the finance department want a user-pays model, but costs - borne by business - will rise.
Tony Abbott has flagged a plebiscite, or ‘people’s vote’, on same-sex marriage.
Every generation in the last 150 years has seen in Australia a contest over marriage which reflects shifting positions on its defining features, and its associated rights and obligations.
Assistant Treasurer Josh Frydenberg said there is feedback from cafes and restaurants that Sunday penalty rates are prohibitively expensive.
Assistant Treasurer Josh Frydenberg told the Q&A audience last week that a lot of cafes and restaurants are closing because of Sunday penalty rates. Is that supported by the evidence?
Assistant Treasurer Josh Frydenberg’s figures were taken form the Intergenerational Report, but we should be wary of economic projections that claim to see 40 years into the future.
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Any forecast 30 years ahead is fraught with uncertainty, so we should be wary of warnings Australia was on a trajectory of debt and deficit heading to 122% of GDP.
Josh Frydenberg believes the government has an ambitious agenda for the G20.
Finance ministers from the G20 countries gather in Sydney this weekend, a crucial step on the way to November’s Leaders meeting, which will be the most important gathering of world leaders Australia has…
Josh Frydenberg is confident that there will be concrete outcomes from the G20 meeting.
Michelle Grattan: Australia will host the G20 leaders meeting late this year. It will be the most important international conference we have ever had in this country. This week, the G20 finance ministers…
Catch up on Q&A from 29 July.
This week, our experts examine the two most popular Q&A Twitter requests: can we trust Treasury, and how high is youth unemployment? 1. Peter Shergold: Treasury forecasts are too low in good times…