Joe Hockey

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

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...

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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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...

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.

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Global tax reform top of the agenda for G20 finance ministers this weekend

Joe Hockey with IMF chief Christine Lagarde in Cairns.

Gareth Hutchens The world’s most powerful central bank governors and finance ministers gather in Cairns this weekend for a series of highly charged economic meetings - one of their last chances to discuss as a...

Abbott budget to leave poorer women worse off

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Gareth Hutchens Women will bear the brunt of the Abbott government's budget cuts.

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No certainty in election promises and unprofitable taxes

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Jacqueline Maley It was the tax that dared not speak its name, mostly because, well, it didn't actually raise any real money.

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Low-income earners hit hardest by Abbott super changes

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Peter Martin and Gareth Hutchens Low income earners will be hit the hardest by changes to superannuation pushed through parliament this week after an agreement between Clive Palmer and the Abbott government, a new analysis shows.

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Hazards aplenty as Abbott takes the nation for a spin

All talk: Mr Abbott has emerged as an ideologue.

Heath Aston The road to effective – and popular – government has been lined with more potholes than the Coalition could have envisaged.

Julie Bishop urges Liberal Party to compromise on budget

James Massola, Matthew Knott and Judith Ireland Deputy Liberal leader Julie Bishop has urged compromise with the Senate crossbench to repeal the mining tax and pass contentious budget measures, citing John Howard's GST compromise.

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Greens sound out ALP, crossbenchers about ending budget impasse

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James Massola Greens leader Christine Milne has moved to re-enter the political debate over the budget, seeking meetings with Labor and the Senate crossbench to a discuss alternative revenue measures in a...

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Mathias Cormann stokes debt fears in attempt to transform budget debate

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James Massola, Political Correspondent Finance Minister Mathias Cormann has moved to reset the budget debate, calling for a fiscal "reality check" about the state of the nation's economy and warning of a serious corrective action to...

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Letters to the Editor

Eastman tale shameful

Letters to the Editor I would like to acknowledge Jack Waterford for his steadfast coverage of the Eastman case, and thank him for his balanced and humane articles at the weekend (''Returning to court will mean a new...

Jobless data puts the heat on budget

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Michael Gordon The bad news in the latest jobless statistics is not that it is the biggest monthly figure since the global financial crisis, or that Australia now has a higher unemployment rate than the US.

Budget deadlock: Former RBA official says fresh polls could be the answer

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James Massola Former Reserve Bank board member Warwick McKibbin has suggested a new election may be needed to resolve the Senate impasse holding up vital budget savings, and has hit out at the political populism...