Josh Frydenberg: Keeping a tight rein on expenditure

Josh Frydenberg is keeping government spending down, but with an election looming, his influence over Australia's economy may be short lived.

Josh Frydenberg is only six months into his role as treasurer of Australia following yet another nasty leadership struggle that saw Scott Morrison take over the prime ministership in August last year.

But he's made enough of an impression to come in at No. 4 this year in the FinanceAsia finance minister league table. It may not last though if gets voted out later this year.

Frydenberg is a conservative and popular among the Liberal Party’s powerful right-wing factions. He’s also got an atypical backstory as a school-leaver, he tried his luck as a semi-professional tennis player and then studied law and economics at Monash...

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