Opinion

In 'Diplomatic: A Washington Memoir', Joe Hockey chronicles his career shift and the turmoil of the Trump years

By Andrew Blyth
June 10 2022 - 7:30pm
Australian ambassador to the US Joe Hockey (left) looks on as then Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull (centre) and Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (right) pose for photographs at the US Capitol in 2016. Picture: Getty Images

I first met Joe Hockey in Canberra in 1996. It was late in the week, and Joe was hosting a group of staffers in his office. Laughter and banter abounded. In an instant I found him approachable, and I felt comfortable in his presence.

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