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...
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.
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.
There has been much written and said about the Abbott Government’s first Budget.
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...
Joe Hockey harbours a secret ambition as a song and dance man. Check out his audition.
Tim Lester speaks with Joe Hockey who is adamant no new taxes will be introduced if the Coalition is elected.
Madonna King In 2009, everyone - including the man himself - assumed that Joe Hockey was a shoo-in as the next Liberal Party leader. So what went wrong?
Mark Kenny Prime Minister Tony Abbott's success in scrapping the carbon tax last week has not arrested his government's poll slide, with Labor's primary support jumping three points and voters still favouring...
, The eventual repeal of the carbon tax on Thursday, after the delay and confusion caused by Clive Palmer and his senators, was a badly needed win for the government.
Gareth Hutchens The wealth of the seven richest people in Australia is greater than the nation's bottom 1.73 million households combined, and policies in the federal government's budget will only make that gap grow...
When she hit her mid-50s, Joan Moore suddenly found herself with time on her hands. She and her husband had just sold their newsagency.
Mark Kenny Friction over the federal budget continues before next week's sitting of the new Senate.
Heath Aston Malcolm Turnbull, Australia's second-richest parliamentarian, has invested in a ''vulture fund'' based in the tax haven Cayman Islands.
John Elder Our economy, and the way we live, is in a state of flux, with the winners being those who managed to stick to the Australian Dream's script and pay off their homes and put some money aside, and the...
Mark Kenny Multinational businesses will be able to avoid more in tax than is being saved by many welfare tightening measures, the opposition has claimed.
Beau Donelly Jane and Daryl Bolton are dreading the conversation they’re about to have with their 34-year-old daughter, Lisa, who has an intellectual disability.
Sarah Whyte The gap between the rich and poor in Australia is growing and the most affluent are not paying enough tax, according to a survey by the Oxfam charity.
Gareth Hutchens The federal government’s budget deficit could be paid back more easily, and without the political pain, if it considered alternatives to its controversial “deficit tax".
Mark Kenny, James Massola Ordinary Australians would pay a $15 up-front fee to visit a doctor, and medium to high income earners would be kicked off Medicare altogether under sweeping changes advocated by Tony Abbott's...