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Was Joe Hockey a well-meaning bumbler or a sadistic pompous braggart? On Wednesday, Australia farewelled one of the [fill in the blank] of Australian politics. Does anybody care?

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One in five large private companies paid no tax last year: ATO

One in five privately-owned companies with revenues in excess of $100 million paid no tax last year, the Australian Tax Office has revealed. Source: One in five large private companies paid no tax last year: ATO

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Hockey’s Wife To Keep Charging Joe $271 A Night To Stay At Her Canberra Apartment

By The Shovel on September 21, 2015 Joe Hockey’s wife Melissa Babbage has confirmed that the fee for staying at her Canberra house remains at $271 a night, regardless of who is footing the bill. The news came as a … Continue reading

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Joe Hockey Retires To Spend More Time With The 2014 Federal Budget

By The Shovel on September 20, 2015 Former Treasurer Joe Hockey announced his retirement from politics today, saying it was time to devote more time to his beloved 2014 Budget. Mr Hockey, who has been the member for North Sydney … Continue reading

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Joe Hockey’s budget emergency, brought to you by playdough and an old shoe box Joe Hockey spoke some words today. Some people appeared to be listening, others not so much

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Rich pay too much, says Joe Hockey, laying ground for income tax cuts | Australia news | The Guardian

Rich pay too much, says Joe Hockey, laying ground for income tax cuts | Australia news | The Guardian.

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Hockey’s Wife Forced To Raise Rent To Pay For Defamation Legal Fees By The Shovel on July 23, 2015

A night in Melissa Babbage’s Canberra home will rise from $271 to $850,000 today. The price hike was necessary after Babbage’s husband – Treasurer Joe Hockey – was ordered to pay 85% of his own legal costs for his defamation … Continue reading

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Tony Abbott’s budget is booby-trapped

Tony Abbott’s budget is booby-trapped.

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Joe Hockey to tart up the budget with lipstick :The Treasurer moans about Labor’s budget tricks, yet considers a similar sleight of hand.

Treasurer Joe Hockey during Question Time. Photo: Alex Ellinghausen Never have I less looked forward to a budget. The one due in seven weeks is going to make me feel dreadful; not because of what it will do, but because … Continue reading

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Debt, deficits and averting disaster. Government said “We have no confidence in you” Martin Parkinson Treasury Secretary resigned, That allowed them to appoint John Fraser ideologically more suitable. Wow let’s try it on Triggs. Professor Triggs didn’t buy it. What happened to the Independance of the Public Service?

The new head of treasury, John Fraser, believes strongly in the virtue of austerity – the slashing of government spending during economic downturns. That’s helpful for Joe Hockey, who appointed Fraser, because it’s what Hockey also believes. Government spending is bad, … Continue reading

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Fact check: Hockey over-eggs ‘borrowing $100 million a day’ claim

The claim: Joe Hockey has warned that Australia is at a “tipping point” and living beyond its means. “We cannot continue to go on borrowing $100 million a day as a government just to pay our daily bills,” he said. … Continue reading

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It’s 2015 Joe, not 2165

Joe Hockey (Image by thenewdaily.com.au) Category: Politics permalink John Kelly http://johnbkelly.wordpress.com Really! Treasurer Joe Hockey is becoming as adept as Tony Abbot at putting the proverbial foot in his mouth.That Joe should be looking so far ahead, and be concerned … Continue reading

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Mr Hockey Knows The Value Of A Good Story – Unfortunately, The Liberals Don’t Have One!

Actually, the title of this piece is unfair. The Liberals not only have a good story, they have oodles of them. And this is what’s making their narrative so confusing. Back when Labor were in power, the narrative was easy. … Continue reading

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GOP Presidential Candidate Dr. Ben Carson Declared Legally Insane. Joe Hockey Australian Treasurer has had the same diagnosis and wants to serve out his time in McClean as well. He believes he can learn somethings there as he will be running the country until he’s 150.

THE CABIN ANTHRAX, MURPHY, N.C. (CT&P) – Republican presidential candidate and well-known kook Dr. Ben Carson was declared legally insane this morning by a judge in Michigan, Carson’s home state. The judge relied on evidence given by physicians from Johns … Continue reading

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Audit report targets the minimum wage

By Mark PhillipsEditor of Working Life UPDATED: The minimum wage in Australia is facing a major shake-up following today’s release of the much-anticipated report from the National Commission of Audit. In a surprise recommendation, the commission has suggested that the … Continue reading

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Tony Abbott Village Idiot

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Key Abbott government employment scheme struggles to meet target

’60 is the new 40′: Julie Bishop A key plank of the Abbott government’s employment strategy is on the cusp of failure, with just over 500 job seekers so far joining a scheme meant to benefit 32,000. The $10,000 Restart … Continue reading

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Hockey Has Opportunity Reduce his Deficit if he Applied Himself.

When we highlighted the fact that Rio Tinto avoided paying almost half a billion dollars in tax in Australia last year. Yet Joe Hockey is making it even harder for the Australian Tax Office to catch corporate tax cheats.

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Economists are refuting the three big picture claims made by the government:

Tony Abbott achieves the impossible: unity among economists Economists are refuting the three big picture claims made by the government: 1) We have a budget emergency 2) We have a debt crisis and 3) The carbon tax was ruining the … Continue reading

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Much obliged The poor face onerous rules while rich corporations avoid tax with impunity

By Richard Cooke  Australian politicians love the idea of mutual obligation. But the disparities underlying it are becoming more and more extreme. Welfare recipients are painted as getting “something for nothing”, and pushed into more and more restrictive versions of … Continue reading

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Is Hockey Reading My Blog And Using It For His Speeches??

December 14, 2014 Written by: Rossleigh When Joe Hockey announced that he was abandoning the 2018 date for returning the Budget to surplus, I suspected that yet again he’d blame the Labor party for his inability to deliver on his promise, … Continue reading

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Breaking news: P20 leaders’ summit cancelled due to lack of point. Written by: Sean Stinson

With all the fuss surrounding the storm in a teacup that was the G20, I’d just like to give a shout out to another notable recent non-event. While our very own treasurer Joe Hockey posed for photo ops with the … Continue reading

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Actions speak louder than words

November 15, 2014 Written by: Kaye Lee Joe Hockey has been making noise about tax avoidance. “They’re stealing from us and our community,” he told the Nine Network on Friday, labelling tax cheats as “thieves.” Tony Abbott told us we … Continue reading

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How Long can Hockey Survive? As long as the poison chalice is not transferred to Turnbull

November 7, 2014 Written by: John Kelly For someone whose popularity was the envy of everyone in the new Coalition government earlier this year, Joe Hockey must be wondering what the hell happened. His pre-budget popularity among all voters was … Continue reading

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“Tell The Leaners My Cigars and Whiskey Are Good For The Economy” Jolly Joe

  Hockey in his eagerness to do something right for a change tripped  and found himself licking Palmer arse. He’s delayed the increase in compulsory super   from 9.5% to 12% for another 7 years. Of course Joe magnanimously said the … Continue reading

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