Just what Australia needed after the recent election; a Jew whispering directly into the Prime Ministerial ear.
Australian Jewish News
September 18, 2013
JEWISH Liberal MP Josh Frydenberg has described his appointment as Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister as a “real privilege”.
A rising star in the party, the Member for Kooyong in Victoria was sworn in, along with the rest of Abbott’s inaugural ministry, yesterday (Wednesday).
Frydenberg is just the second Jewish Liberal parliamentarian to serve in a government after Peter Baume, who held a number of ministerial positions in the early 1980s under Malcolm Fraser.
Speaking to The AJN prior to the ceremony, Frydenberg said the appointment was unexpected.
“We’ve worked hard over the last three years, and it is terrific that Tony Abbott and the team have been elected to government,” he said.
“To get the call yesterday was a real thrill and to be Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister will be a real privilege.”