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Senate inquiry into Joe Hockey's state infrastructure billions

Heath Aston The Senate has set up an inquiry into Treasurer Joe Hockey's plans to hand out billions of dollars to state governments to privatise assets and reinvest the proceeds in new infrastructure.

Treasurer Joe Hockey hails G20 finance ministers' meeting a success

Treasurer Joe Hockey speaks at the conclusion of the G20 meeting of finance ministers in Cairns.

Gareth Hutchens, James Massola Treasurer Joe Hockey says G20 finance ministers are 90 per cent of the way towards meeting a 2 per cent target for additional global growth, with more than 900 policy initiatives agreed to on the...

Joe Hockey needs to put his cards somewhere - the table's gone missing

Prime Minister Tony Abbott, Treasurer Joe Hockey and NSW Premier Mike Baird announce the start of works, funded by the Federal and State Government, on Narellan Road with a sod turning. Picture: Jonathan Ng

Peter Martin Malevolent? Treasurer Joe Hockey says Fairfax Media's reporting of the budget has been sometimes ''quite malevolent''.

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Joe Hockey row: no money for food, but Frankston family's car is a lifeline

Road gang: Frankston single mother Stephanie Lylak with her three children Alison, 10, Adam, 9, and Alisha, 2.

Beau Donelly Stephanie Lylak heard Joe Hockey’s suggestion that poor people do not own cars, or at least do not drive them very far, before she ferried her two eldest children to primary school in the...

Liberal frontbenchers sour on Joe Hockey after threat to order spending cuts

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Mark Kenny, James Massola Joe Hockey's threat to bypass the Senate by ordering spending cuts outside of parliamentary approval has touched off a new Labor scare campaign and sparked concerns within the government over the...

Calling budget unfair is like 'class warfare', says Joe Hockey

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Gareth Hutchens Treasurer Joe Hockey has lashed out at critics of his first budget, saying claims his policies are ''unfair'' were reminiscent of ''class warfare'' from the 1970s.

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Treasurer Joe Hockey's address to the Sydney Institute

There has been much written and said about the Abbott Government’s first Budget.

Joe Hockey's cigar smoking criticised by health expert

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Lucy Carroll A leading health expert has criticised Treasurer Joe Hockey and Finance Minister Mathias Cormann for being 'role models that should know better' after the pair were seen smoking in public.

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Joe Hockey's plans on debt cap not enough to appease Labor

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Mark Kenny Joe Hockey's plans to break the debt ceiling impasse by putting up his Treasury Department secretary Martin Parkinson in estimates hearings next week look like failing, with Labor saying it will...

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ATO 'cowboys' culture ruined lives, inquiry told

Hard slog: Des Lyons has had a long battle with the Tax Office.

Nassim Khadem The federal inquiry into tax disputes has heard of businesses being ruined and lives being damaged because auditors go on 'fishing expeditions'.

No new taxes: Joe Hockey

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Tim Lester speaks with Joe Hockey who is adamant no new taxes will be introduced if the Coalition is elected.

Joe Hockey: song and dance man

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Joe Hockey harbours a secret ambition as a song and dance man. Check out his audition.

GP-tax: a study in chaos management

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Mark Kenny Chief Political Correspondent For the fourth time this week, the Abbott government has resorted to sophistry as it muddles around trying to disguise what many are now calling policy chaos.Liberals and Nationals that is.

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GP tax confusion

Treasurer Joe Hockey insists the government still intends to bring the GP co-payment proposal before Parliament.

Mark Kenny Chief Political Correspondent Differences within federal Cabinet over budget policy versus political strategy have raised speculation of tensions between Prime Minister Tony Abbott and Treasurer Joe Hockey.

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Federal Politics Live: November 24, 2014

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Stephanie Peatling Good morning and welcome to the first day of the last parliamentary fortnight for the year. But it's not all Christmas drinks and cheer, no siree.

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ABC cuts tipped to hit news services including 7:30 and Lateline

<i>Lateline</i>, hosted by Emma Alberici, will be pared back to focus less on news reporting, sources say.

David Wroe and Sarah Whyte The ABC's newsrooms are bracing for job losses as the national broadcaster's board prepares to spend the weekend finding savings that are tipped to include 400 redundancies across the organisation.

Victoria's budget in surplus but financial position less rosy than it seems

Tim Colebatch Victoria is the only state budgeting to make surpluses, but its financial position is not as healthy as it appears.

Tax Office reels after staff losses

Thousands of ATO staff face cuts at a time when tax authorities around the world are poring over one of the biggest tax leaks in history.

Georgia Wilkins As Australia trumpets the need for a global crackdown on corporate tax avoidance at this weekend's G20 summit, the Tax Office is grappling with the loss of thousands of its staff, many in key areas.

G20 leaders in the mood to act on tax avoidance after Luxembourg leaks

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Tom Allard Ahead of next weekend's G20 summit, the release of leaked documents showing Luxembourg's facilitation of industrial scale tax avoidance by multinational corporations could not have been better timed.

Finally Abbott scores a victory with his words on climate change

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Peter Hartcher Tony Abbott managed to snatch summit victory, but it was almost buried under a pile of international indignation at his suspected climate change denialism.