April 24, 2018 9
A man of limited success in his political career, Ambassador Joe Hockey has now found a role where he can use his strengths.
September 29, 2017 9
Corporations are getting away with ever more tax evasion while assistance to the needy, children and those on welfare continues to fall. Hats off to Scott Morrison and Joe Hockey.
July 20, 2017 12
Pretty much the only area of the economy that has improved under Malcolm Turnbull (and, earlier, Tony Abbott) is company profits -- but even then, only for a select few companies. And those working in construction haven't been so lucky.
July 18, 2017 11
Staggering as it seems, Australia has had a worse treasurer than Joe Hockey. His name is Scott Morrison.
July 11, 2017 5
BAE building fences ... Hockey's Miami style ... F-35 update ...
June 16, 2017 25
Remember when the Coalition said it would solve Australia's debt and deficit problem? Tell that to the $500 billion debt, which is getting worse by the minute.
May 11, 2017 2
Hockey at home ... not Nixonian ... Latho at Wombat Hollow ...
May 9, 2017 4
In an open letter to the Treasurer, economics reporter Alan Austin shows how Scott Morrison can announce a surplus in today’s federal budget and start paying back the bad debt he has been stacking on.
April 3, 2017 16
Scott Morrison has some new records to add to his quest to be known as Australia's worst treasurer.
March 31, 2017 11
The more interesting part of the speech was the analysis of the election result.
March 20, 2017 24
It's Tanya Plibersek's world, we just live in it, writes former Sydney Morning Herald editor-in-chief and UTS Professor of Journalism Peter Fray.
March 9, 2017 18
While Michaelia Cash has been busy buying investment properties, the jobs market in Australia has crashed, writes economics reporter Alan Austin
March 1, 2017 23
Scott Morrison has made an absolute hash of the Australian economy. But luckily for him, the media does not seem interested in taking him to task for it, writes economics reporter Alan Austin.
December 20, 2016 8
After years of deficit spending and record low interest rates, the Coalition still can't get the economy out of second gear.
November 29, 2016 10
We're none the wiser as to why, exactly, the WA government believed it had a tawdry deal with the Commonwealth to rip off taxpayers -- or what the involvement of senior government figures was.
November 28, 2016 3
Embattled Attorney-General George Brandis has sought to shift the blame for any deal with the Western Australian government over tax revenue from the Bell collapse to the conveniently former treasurer Joe Hockey.
September 7, 2016 6
Writer and satirist Ben Pobjie gets a sneak peek into George Brandis' diary after a court ruled he had to turn it over.
August 17, 2016 3
At a time when politics is more polarised and divided than ever, shadow treasurer Andrew Leigh exhorts us all to try a little kindness.
July 26, 2016 4
Meme dropping ... Joe's faux pas ... getting on with the job ...
July 25, 2016
Hockey ducks the boss ... Downer throws shade ... nothing to see here, says Labor Left ...