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Treasurer Joe Hockey hails G20 finance ministers' meeting a success

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 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...

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.

Audit team checking tax payments by multinational companies hard hit by department job cuts

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Gareth Hutchens and Georgia Wilkins The Australian Taxation Office says it has now cut over 500 jobs from its crucial auditing team as it tries to meet the federal government's budget cuts.

Tax talkfest costs public a pretty penny

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Heath Aston, political correspondent Taxpayers will see little change from $600,000 when 200 of Asia's tax experts arrive in Sydney next month, with almost $50,000 spent to take delegates for a visit to Taronga Zoo.

Malcom Turnbull v Mark Scott: the battle for the ABC

Mark Scott, Managing Director, Australian Broadcasting Corporation

Matthew Knott Mark Scott is no rabble rouser. Past profiles of the ABC managing director have described him as "vanilla", "cautious", "dull", "bureaucratic", "not one to make waves".

Letters

Truly a special place

Letters Canberra is identified as the best city to live in in the world and what do we hear? The usual trite stuff from the interstate media and political bogans.

Multinational tax dodgers to face new pressure

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Mark Kenny Large multinational corporations are unlikely to be calling the removalists just yet after Thursday's announcement that the Senate will examine the adequacy of tax laws.

The Zone: How to end poverty

Seeking change: Fiona Canny of Oaktree Foundation.

Michael Short Young people know poverty can be eradicated, and they know how to do it.

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The dollar keeps falling: What's happening to our economy?

The financial services regulator has loosened liquidity requirements for foreign-owned banks operating in Australia.

Gareth Hutchens Our currency has been sitting on the top of the world for so long, but recently it turned tail and headed south.

Blue-ribbon Liberal seats escape budget pain

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Heath Aston, Lisa Cox, Tom Allard Families in the outer suburbs of Sydney and Melbourne have been forced to do the heaviest lifting by the budget while those in the electorates of Prime Minister Tony Abbott and Treasurer Joe Hockey...

Business leaders to face parliamentary inquiry on tax avoidance

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Heath Aston and Georgia Wilkins The heads of Australia's biggest companies and foreign multinationals, including Apple, Google and coal miner Glencore, are expected to be hauled in front of a parliamentary inquiry into tax...

Government senator says corporate tax avoidance threatens services

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Heath Aston and Georgia Wilkins A senior member of the Coalition has warned that corporate tax avoidance and the repatriation of profits overseas is "the greatest financial challenge" facing Australia.