Reuters/Bobby Yip - Josh Frydenberg, Assistant Treasurer of Australia, addresses the Asian Financial Forum in Hong Kong January 19, 2015.

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‘Australia’s world-leading energy and resources sector: Riding the waves of volatility and embracing a post-COP21 world’

February 26, 2016

On February 26, the Global Economy and Development program at Brookings hosted The Hon Josh Frydenberg MP, Australia’s Minister for Resources, Energy and Northern Australia.

  • In the News

    [The Australian Senate] bill proposes really extraordinary powers to intercept, detain and push people back at sea, and in fact, to send them to countries with which Australia may have absolutely no agreement, which really raises concerning questions about our respect for the sovereignty of other countries.

    December 2, 2014, Jane McAdam, ABC News Australia
  • In the News

    [Pacific Island leaders] see refugee as a negative term that connotes victimhood and people in need of protection by the international community. For them it signifies that they've become people who don't have any agency or aren't able to contribute.

    September 6, 2014, Jane McAdam, Radio Australia
  • In the News

    [Refugee law] is about sharing obligations and protection—not about trying to get out of your obligations by moving somebody out of your line of sight.

    February 28, 2014, Jane McAdam, Radio Adelaide
  • In the News

    "Articles of Responsibility of States or Internationally Wrongful Acts" adopted by the United Nations in 2001 show that a country can contract out the processing of refugees but cannot contract its international obligation.

    February 27, 2014, Jane McAdam, ABC News Australia
  • In the News

    [What's] closest to my heart is what we achieved in education, particularly school education, but not just that, we brought a revolution to early childhood education, to Australian universities. There are more kids having apprenticeships in Australia and getting a chance in life than ever before in our history.

    November 21, 2013, Julia Gillard, CNN
  • In the News

    [In Australia] what we have happening in the political space is an attempt to demonize and criminalize asylum seekers so that the general public sees them as a problem, as a threat, and as criminals, rather than as people who are in need of protection and have a right to seek it. Asylum seekers aren't doing something that is illegal by a matter of international law.

    October 30, 2013, Jane McAdam, ABC News Australia
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    October 18, 2013, Jane McAdam

  • In the News

    Internationally it's highly embarrassing for a country like Australia to have the UN Human Rights Committee say something like this (on Australia's refugee detention policy).

    August 23, 2013, Jane McAdam, ABC News Australia
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    China is Australia’s largest export market so making some headway there is going to be economically important.

    July 3, 2013, Joshua P. Meltzer, BizAsiaAmerica

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