He’s got one of the toughest jobs in the country, and we hear that Treasurer Joe Hockey is feeling disillusioned with politics and is looking for a way out. He’s not had the easiest run, with our tipster pointing to “his disappointments and frustrations, his defamation case and large costs, young kids, etc, no longer mentioned as a possible successor to Abbott” as reasons why Hockey is considering his future. We asked Hockey’s office if he would be contesting the next election and were told “it’s safe to assume he will”. Surely they know it’s not safe to assume anything in politics? Watch this space.

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