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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.

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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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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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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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...

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 cuts hit lowest-income earners hardest, says Treasury

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Tom Allard and Peter Martin Treasury analysis obtained by Fairfax Media confirms the critics - poor families are hit harder than rich ones.

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Tony Abbott's paid parental leave scheme deferred with no due date in sight

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Latika Bourke Legislation for Tony Abbott’s prized $5.5 billion paid parental leave scheme has been quietly shelved and is unlikely to be put to the parliament this calendar year

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Saving the environment through the back door

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, 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.

Wealth of seven richest Australians exceeds that of 1.73 million households

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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...

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The spill

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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?

Hostile climate for PM despite repeal of tax

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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...