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.
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...
Peter Martin Malevolent? Treasurer Joe Hockey says Fairfax Media's reporting of the budget has been sometimes ''quite malevolent''.
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...
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...
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.
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.
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...
Nassim Khadem The federal inquiry into tax disputes has heard of businesses being ruined and lives being damaged because auditors go on 'fishing expeditions'.
Tim Lester speaks with Joe Hockey who is adamant no new taxes will be introduced if the Coalition is elected.
Joe Hockey harbours a secret ambition as a song and dance man. Check out his audition.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Tim Colebatch Victoria is the only state budgeting to make surpluses, but its financial position is not as healthy as it appears.
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.
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.
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.