Topic archives: Joe Hockey

Has Joe Hockey found his calling at last?

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.

The economy continues to tank under Moz, but don’t worry, it’s only hurting workers and the needy

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.

Yet another area of the economy the Abbott-Turnbull governments have mangled

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.

Hockey v Morrison: who was the worse treasurer?

July 18, 2017 11

Staggering as it seems, Australia has had a worse treasurer than Joe Hockey. His name is Scott Morrison.

Tips and rumours

Tips and rumours

July 11, 2017 5

BAE building fences ... Hockey's Miami style ... F-35 update ...

Australia’s gross debt has crashed through $500b. Which is the party of good financial management again?

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.

Tips and rumours

Tips and rumours

May 11, 2017 2

Hockey at home ... not Nixonian ... Latho at Wombat Hollow ...

Dear Scott, you blew it

Dear Scott, you blew it

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.

Seven new terrible economic records ScoMo set in March

April 3, 2017 16

Scott Morrison has some new records to add to his quest to be known as Australia's worst treasurer.

Joe Hockey regales Sydney with his explanation of Trump’s victory and ‘disruption’

March 31, 2017 11

The more interesting part of the speech was the analysis of the election result.

What Q&A tells us about the ABC’s soul

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.

Is Michaelia Cash Australia’s worst employment minister ever?

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

Why Scott Morrison is the world’s most blessed treasurer

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.

Keane: more like MYEFOMG

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.

Brandis’ ‘involvement’ in the Bell saga leaves serious questions

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.

Brandis: no Bell agreement here — blame Joe

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.

Exclusive: Brandis’ secret diary revealed

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.

Andrew Leigh: the politics of love

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.

Tips and rumours

Tips and rumours

July 26, 2016 4

Meme dropping ... Joe's faux pas ... getting on with the job ...

Tips and rumours

July 25, 2016

Hockey ducks the boss ... Downer throws shade ... nothing to see here, says Labor Left ...