Transcripts

Interview with David Koch, Sunrise

18 December 2014

DAVID KOCH: Treasurer Joe Hockey joins us now. Joe, you also sit on the National Security Committee. This review of what went on here in Martin Place this week – has the National Security Committee put a time limit on when we will get answers? TREASURER: The combined review will come back by, I think, […]

Press conference, Parliament House, Canberra

15 December 2014

TREASURER: Thank you everyone. I apologise for the delay for obvious reasons. I think all of our thoughts and prayers are with those people in Sydney in the Lindt Café – somewhere I am very familiar with around the area. What we propose is to read a bit of a statement and then Mathias will […]

Press Conference

14 December 2014

TREASURER: Quite clearly when it comes to the Budget, the Government inherited a mess. We have made a good start, there is much more to do but we are on the right track and we are determined to create more prosperity and more jobs for the Australian people. I want to say to you today […]

Interview with David Speers, PM Agenda, Sky

12 December 2014

DAVID SPEERS: Treasurer, thanks for joining us. TREASURER: Great to be with you. DAVID SPEERS: You’re delivering your Budget update on Monday; will it show that the deficit has deepened? TREASURER: Well, yes it will. We have faced some significant headwinds this year. Obviously the global economy has come off a bit, iron ore prices […]

Interview with Marius Benson, ABC NewsRadio

9 December 2014

MARIUS BENSON: Treasurer, does Google have anything to worry about in terms of its tax arrangements? TREASURER: Well, I can’t comment on specific companies but what I can say is that we have taken a very firm, very strong approach towards companies that earn profits in Australia but don’t pay tax in Australia. The Australian […]

Interview with Alan Jones, The Alan Jones Breakfast Show, 2GB

9 December 2014

ALAN JONES: The Federal Treasurer, Joe Hockey is on the line. Treasurer, good morning. TREASURER: Good morning Alan. ALAN JONES: This is shameful stuff, Joe. I can’t believe that Canberra can stand by while this is happening. These foreclosures – and we are talking about 46 up there in the last any number of months. […]

Doorstop, Canberra

9 December 2014

TREASURER: I can confirm reports that the Australian Taxation Office is embedded in the offices of 10 multinationals operating in Australia. The ATO has additional resources to identify whether those companies are not paying their fair share of tax in Australia. This is part of a coordinated effort from the Australian Government. We worked through […]

Interview with Stuart Bocking, 2UE

8 December 2014

STUART BOCKING: Minister, good morning. TREASURER: Great to be with you, Stuart. STUART BOCKING: Thank you very much Joe, nice to see you. How disheartening is it to hear colleagues potentially being mentioned as a possible replacement as Treasurer? TREASURER: Look, you have got to ignore that and just focus on what is in the […]

Press conference, Sydney

7 December 2014

TREASURER: Well, welcome everyone. Thank you for coming – on a Sunday as well. So, I particularly appreciate your effort. Today, I release the final report of the Financial System Inquiry. This delivers on a key election promise I made on behalf of the Coalition on the 25th of October in 2010. I want to […]

Doorstop interview

5 December 2014

REPORTER: [Inaudible] are you going to stand down? TREASURER: No. Let me say this: Sometimes you have got to have difficult conversations with colleagues about their budgets and living within their means. I understand some of their anxieties but we have got to do what is right for the Australian people and we have a […]

Interview with Sam Armytage and David Koch, Sunrise

5 December 2014

PRESENTER: Treasurer, Joe Hockey joins us now from Canberra. Good morning to you. TREASURER: Good morning Sam. PRESENTER: We know that you are politician; we know you are a tough bloke but when you wake up and see headlines like that, how do you feel about this talk today? TREASURER: Sam, this is part and […]

Interview with Neil Mitchell, Mornings with Neil Mitchell, 3AW

4 December 2014

NEIL MITCHELL: Joe Hockey. TREASURER: Good morning Neil. NEIL MITCHELL: Mid-Year Economic Outlook is close; can you promise us there is no new nasties in there? TREASURER: Well, the argument about nasties or not is for other people to pass comment… NEIL MITCHELL: I guess I mean new measures – new Budgetary-type measures? TREASURER: There […]

Mornings with Patrick Condren, 4BC

4 December 2014

PATRICK CONDREN: I spoke to Mr Hockey shortly before coming on air and asked him why he was warning us that we are facing falling living standards. TREASURER: Well the challenge at the moment, Patrick, is that our nation’s income hasn’t grown as fast as we would have hoped, because iron ore prices have come […]

Interview with Chris Uhlmann, AM, ABC Radio

4 December 2014

CHRIS UHLMANN: Good morning. TREASURER: Good morning Chris. CHRIS UHLMANN: Joe Hockey, is the story out of yesterday's National Accounts that Australians face a fall in living standards? TREASURER: Well, there is a risk that Australians could face a fall in living standards if we are unable to implement our Economic Action Strategy and everything […]

Media conference

3 December 2014

TREASURER: The National Accounts released today showed the economy grew at 0.3 per cent in the September quarter and 2.7 per cent over the year. These figures represent the first 12 months of the Coalition in Government. During the corresponding 12 months of the previous Labor Government, annual growth was just 1.9 per cent. The […]

Interview with Fran Kelly, RN Breakfast, ABC

2 December 2014

FRAN KELLY: Treasurer, welcome to Breakfast. TREASURER: Great to be with you, Fran. FRAN KELLY: Treasurer, we will come to your Budget in a moment. First to the broader economy: tomorrow’s GDP figures expected to show growth above three per cent – pretty strong, but economist Saul Eslake is quoted in the Fin Review today […]

Interview with Ben Fordham, Sydney Live, 2GB

27 November 2014

BEN FORDHAM: Treasurer Joe Hockey joins us on the line. Treasurer, good afternoon. TREASURER: Good afternoon, Ben. BEN FORDHAM: Is it one of the barnacles that is going to be knocked off the boat between now and Christmas - the $7 GP co-payment?

Doorstop interview, Canberra

27 November 2014

TREASURER: Hello, over to you. JOURNALIST: Is the co-payment dead? TREASURER: No. JOURNALIST: Has it been shelved? TREASURER: No, it is our policy. JOURNALIST: Are you going to use regulations to get it up? TREASURER: I’m not speculating. JOURNALIST: So, you’re still pursuing it through the Senate? TREASURER: We are. JOURNALIST: And are you confident […]

Interview with Neil Mitchell, Mornings with Neil Mitchell, 3AW

17 November 2014

NEIL MITCHELL: Federal Treasurer, Joe Hockey, good morning. TREASURER: Good morning, Neil. NEIL MITCHELL: What did you think of the burning of the flag; does that offend you? TREASURER: Personally it does, yeah. The question is whether it should be made unlawful and look, you know, I am inclined to think that whilst I find […]

Interview with Barrie Cassidy, Insiders

16 November 2014

BARRIE CASSIDY: Treasurer, thanks for your time this morning. TREASURER: Great to be with you, Barrie. BARRIE CASSIDY: What seems to be in prospect now is that leaders will go beyond the commitment to two per cent growth; is that accurate? TREASURER: Well, it certainly is the case that the two per cent target that […]

Interview with Chris Uhlmann, AM, ABC Radio, Brisbane

14 November 2014

CHRIS UHLMANN: Joe Hockey, what are the concrete measures that countries will take to make your two per cent growth target real? TREASURER: There are 1,000 measures, Chris, that are being submitted by countries. Those measures include changes in industrial relations, initiatives to reduce trade barriers, massive commitments to new and upgraded infrastructure, certainly greater […]

Interview on ABC News 24, Brisbane

14 November 2014

PRESENTER: I am joined now by the Treasurer of Australia, Joe Hockey. Mr Hockey, thank you for joining us. TREASURER: Great to be with you. PRESENTER: What assurances can you give that the G20 summit simply won't be a talk-fest and that that fairly ambitious two per cent global growth target will be achieved. TREASURER: […]

Interview with Sam Armytage, Sunrise, Brisbane

14 November 2014

SAM ARMYTAGE: Treasurer Joe Hockey joins us now. Treasurer, thank you for your time. TREASURER: A great pleasure. SAM ARMYTAGE: Welcome to the G20. TREASURER: And by the way, the Australian Government once, under Gough Whitlam, did invest in pop art. It didn't go too well. (Inaudible) SAM ARMYTAGE: There you go. OK, we’ll leave […]

Interview with Karl Stefanovic, the Today Show, Brisbane

14 November 2014

PRESENTER: Joe Hockey, Tony Abbott the Prime Minister said that this wasn’t going to be a talk fest, is it? TREASURER: It is not going to be a talk fest. There will be two days of talks but there will be outcomes. Karl, at the beginning of the year, the Prime Minister and myself agreed […]

Interview with Kieran Gilbert, AM Agenda, Sky News

14 November 2014

KIERAN GILBERT: Mr Hockey thanks for your time. Your focus behind the G20 has been this commitment from member economies to commit to growing their economies by two per cent over five years. Given the obstacles facing your Government – your own economic agenda – do you accept that there are some doubts as to […]

Interview with Leigh Sales, 7.30 ABC

13 November 2014

LEIGH SALES: Treasurer, thanks for your time. TREASURER: Good to be with you, Leigh. LEIGH SALES: You're at the G20 talking about global growth but isn't the difficulty for you that the Australian economy is going in the opposite direction; our economy is running below trend? TREASURER: Well, it's certainly not going in the opposite […]

Doorstop interview, Brisbane

13 November 2014

TREASURER: (Start of Audio)… Australia, and with the Prime Minister of Australia, the host of the G20. I'm joined by the Member for Brisbane, Teresa Gambaro, in whose electorate we are, and also the Parliamentary Secretary, Steven Ciobo. Australia is ready to host the most powerful delegation in the world. The leaders that are coming […]

Interview with Fran Kelly, Radio National

13 November 2014

PRESENTER: Treasurer, good morning, welcome to Breakfast. TREASURER: Great to be with you, Fran. PRESENTER: We’ll come to the G20 in a moment, Treasurer, but first to this US China deal on carbon emissions. President Obama said and I quote: ‘we hope to encourage all major economies to be ambitious, all countries to work across […]

Interview with Alan Jones, 2GB Sydney

12 November 2014

PRESENTER: Just tell these poor hard working taxpayers that are listening to you out there that the meeting in Brisbane is going to be a bit more than the most expensive display of police and protesters and politicians, it’s going to cost $470 million. TREASURER: It’s a lot of money and Tony Abbott and I […]

Interview with Ben Fordham, Sydney Live, 2GB

11 November 2014

BEN FORDHAM: Federal Treasurer, Mr Hockey, good afternoon to you, Sir. TREASURER: Good afternoon Ben. BEN FORDHAM: How did you spend Remembrance Day? TREASURER: I went to a ceremony at North Sydney. It is the second biggest memorial in NSW -the President was telling me -and my father is a member of that sub-branch there. […]

Interview on 891 ABC Adelaide

11 November 2014

REPORTER: Welcome to the programme, Treasurer. TREASURER: Good morning. REPORTER: You had a very blunt message for Jay Weatherill, but I assume, by implication for South Australians last week, and that was, ‘stop whingeing and start working’. TREASURER: Well, it wasn’t by implication for South Australians because I find South Australians to be incredibly hard […]

Interview with Leon Byner, FIVEaa Adelaide

11 November 2014

PRESENTER: Joe Hockey, thank you very much for joining us today. The State Government led by Jay Weatherill recently took out at $1 million advertising campaign telling South Australia that your Government have cut a lot of money out of health and education that had been promised by the previous Government, that they claim were […]

Interview with Rebecca Levingston, ABC, Brisbane

29 October 2014

REBECCA LEVINGSTON: Joe Hockey is the Treasurer of Australia; Treasurer, good afternoon. TREASURER: Good afternoon. REBECCA LEVINGSTON: Whose idea was this? TREASURER: Well, it is something I have always wanted to do. So long as I have been in Parliament I have argued that Australian taxpayers should know where their money is going. And so, […]

Q&A, launch of the Deloitte Access Economics ‘Unleashing Productivity’ report, Canberra

29 October 2014

QUESTION: [Inaudible] On the petrol excise, I was wondering whether you would be prepared to be flexible in the allocation of the revenue if the Greens want to negotiate on passing that [inaudible]? TREASURER: Well, Phil, we have endeavoured to consult with everyone in the lead up to this and quite frankly, they've had rather […]

Interview with Chris Uhlmann, AM, ABC Radio

28 October 2014

CHRIS UHLMANN: Treasurer, Joe Hockey, good morning. TREASURER: Good morning, Chris. CHRIS UHLMANN: Joe Hockey, do you agree with Rupert Murdoch's assessment? TREASURER: Well, certainly as he says, loose monetary policy has helped people who own a lot of assets to become richer, and that is why loose monetary policy needs to be reversed over […]

Doorstop interview, London

14 October 2014

TREASURER: Well, it has been an extremely productive couple of days here in London. I have met with a large number of potential investors in Australian infrastructure and importantly have also met with the Chancellor of the Exchequer and the Shadow Chancellor as well. We had very productive discussions with Governor Carney at the Bank […]

Interview with Stephen Sackur, HARDtalk, BBC World News

14 October 2014

STEPHEN SACKUR: Joe Hockey, welcome to HARDtalk. TREASURER: Great to be with you, Stephen. STEPHEN SACKUR: You made some very big promises about how you were going to manage the Australian economy when you were in Opposition. It is proving pretty hard to keep those promises, isn’t it? TREASURER: Well, it’s always challenging but we’re […]

Interview with Barrie Cassidy, Insiders

12 October 2014

BARRIE CASSIDY: Treasurer, good morning. Welcome to the program. TREASURER: Good morning, Barrie. BARRIE CASSIDY: Here in Australia, the stock market had its worst one-day fall in a year because investors are worried about weak global growth. Based on what you're hearing in the United States, should they be worried? TREASURER: Well, no. Growth today […]

Interview with David Koch, Sunrise

10 October 2014

PRESENTER: Joe, good morning to you. Now, rather than support your comments, Tony Abbott has again thanked the Opposition for its bi-partisan support of our Iraq mission. Was it political point scoring to (inaudible) your Budget cuts with national security? TREASURER: No, Kochie and I thank the Opposition for their support for our Iraq mission. […]

Doorstop interview, Washington DC

9 October 2014

PRESENTER: Treasurer, the Australian Bureau of Statistics has been causing some problems with the unemployment figures and the methodology they use. How concerning is that? TREASURER: I have said on a number of occasions that the numbers can be volatile out of the ABS and especially when they are on a monthly basis like the […]

Interview with Neil Mitchell, 3AW

1 October 2014

PRESENTER: Joe Hockey, good morning. TREASURER: Good morning, Neil. PRESENTER: So, are you going to recast it at all? TREASURER: Obviously, we will deliver a mid-year update in December, we will have another Budget next year and the year after and so on. But the fact is that the principles remain, our commitment to those […]

Interview with Chris Uhlmann, AM, ABC Radio

1 October 2014

PRESENTER: Joe Hockey is the Treasurer, good morning. TREASURER: Good morning, Chris. PRESENTER: Joe Hockey, are you about to beat a Budget retreat? TREASURER: No, the story is wrong. The bottom line is: if you can win a battle, you take that victory, but you never give up on the war. In this case we […]

Joint Press Conference, Canberra

25 September 2014

TREASURER: The Minister for Finance and myself today are releasing the Final Budget Outcome for the last Budget year of the Labor Government. The Final Budget Outcome for the last year of the Labor Government is a deficit of $48.5 billion. In dollar terms, the second biggest in Australian history. Last year, in his last […]

Press conference with United States Secretary of Treasury Jack Lew, Cairns

19 September 2014

TREASURER HOCKEY: Thank you very much for coming along. I thought all the stands would be full of people, but perhaps not! Jack, can I welcome you formally back to Australia. You are a great friend of Australia and certainly in our discussions you have been a terrific friend of mine. I appreciate the time […]

Press Conference, Cairns

19 September 2014

TREASURER: This morning the Treasurers had very productive discussions. Christine Lagarde spent the morning with us talking about some of the challenges in the world economy and we shared war stories of different jurisdictions working together for a common cause. And then in the general discussion of State Treasurers with the Commonwealth, we talked at […]

Interview with David Koch, Sunrise, Cairns

18 September 2014

DAVID KOCH: Treasurer Joe Hockey joins us now from Cairns where this weekend he'll be hosting the G20 Finance Ministers meeting. Joe, good morning to you. Is the Government being kept updated on these raids right throughout Sydney and apparently Brisbane this morning? TREASURER: Well, yes, Kochie. Of course we are updated. I mean, I […]

Interview, ABC TV North Queensland

17 September 2014

REPORTER: Treasurer, welcome to Cairns. We might start with a bit of Canberra business first. The Reserve Bank Board has suggested it is concerned about the potential for a property bubble; has the RBA got it wrong? TREASURER: No, they are right to watch for a property bubble but the suggestion that there is a […]

Interview with Patrick Condren, 4BC Mornings

17 September 2014

PATRICK CONDREN: Mr Hockey, good morning. TREASURER: Morning Patrick. PATRICK CONDREN: Those Treasurers are very verbose, I’m sorry I couldn’t get to you sooner but they do tend to prattle on a little bit (inaudible). TREASURER: Well, what Tim is trying to do for Queensland is right in my view and you know, it is […]

Q&A Bloomberg Summit, Sydney

16 September 2014

QUESTION: So, as you prepare to meet – as you said in your speech – you prepare to meet with your G20 counterparts this weekend, the world is looking quite different from February when you set that two per cent goal. You know, you have economic headwinds in Europe and China, the Ukraine crisis, the […]

Interview with Angie Lau, Bloomberg

16 September 2014

PRESENTER: Treasurer, thank you so much for joining us. Lots of buzz about that Australian dollar dipping below US 90c. Of course this is something that is welcomed by you and the RBA Governor there, but how long can it remain at these weak levels and how much further does it have to go? TREASURER: […]

Joint press conference, Sydney

15 September 2014

TREASURER: (Inaudible) This is the Federal Government’s Budget at work; this is our last election’s promises at work. We promised to help fund, with the NSW Government, the WestConnex project and in the Budget we committed a concessional loan of $2 billion to this second stage of WestConnex. This is going to employ 10,000 Australians […]

Joint doorstop interview, Charleville Queensland

11 September 2014

MINISTER JOYCE: (Inaudible) It is great to be back out at Charleville. It is really important that in this job we get a chance to go out and say g’day to people on the ground and it’s really important that what we hear is a clear message. You can’t make promises that you can’t deliver […]

ANZ Economic Leadership Lunch – Q&A, Melbourne

5 September 2014

PRESENTER: I might just pick up something you started your speech with Treasurer: you said you expected to be in the job a shorter period of time, is there something you need to share with us today? TREASURER: Well, I’m prepared to stay in the job for 11 years if I end up looking as […]

Press conference, Canberra

3 September 2014

TREASURER: Thank you for coming. We're here to talk about the June quarter national accounts. They are a pleasing set of numbers and certainly the June quarter national accounts indicate that there is real and building momentum in the Australian economy. The Australian economy, obviously, expanded by 0.5 per cent in the June quarter; 3.1 per […]

Interview with Fran Kelly, Radio National

3 September 2014

PRESENTER: Treasurer Joe Hockey, welcome to RN Breakfast. TREASURER: Good morning, Fran. PRESENTER: Treasurer, the Budget has taken a $6 billion hit, retirement savings closer to $130 billion. It is not cheap doing business with Clive Palmer, is it? TREASURER: Fran, if we hadn’t have done this deal the Budget would be $50 billion worse […]

Joint press conference, Canberra

2 September 2014

TREASURER: Thank you everyone for coming. Today, the Mining Tax is finally gone. It has been a long and sorry saga for Australia and the mining industry, to have a Mining Tax that did so much reputational damage to Australia and at the end of the day combined with the spending measures, left the Budget […]

Interview with Scott Levi, ABC Central Coast

21 August 2014

SCOTT LEVI: Good to have you with us. TREASURER: Great to be with you, Scott. SCOTT LEVI: Mr Hockey, it must be nice to be the bearer of good tidings after the hard slog of getting around the country selling the Budget? TREASURER: Well, it is a terrific story. I have long travelled to the […]

Doorstop interview, Gosford

21 August 2014

TREASURER: Thank you very much, it is great pleasure to be here. In the Budget we looked to relocate 300 Australian Taxation Office jobs here to the Central Coast – an area of high unemployment and also an area that has been neglected by government for a long period of time. As a result, another […]

Interview with Peter van Onselen, Sky News

20 August 2014

PETER VAN ONSELEN: Mr Hockey, thanks for joining us on the show. TREASURER: Great to be with you Peter. PETER VAN ONSELEN: Tough week, last week? TREASURER: Every week is a tough week as a Treasurer when you are the Government that is getting on with the job of fixing the economy. PETER VAN ONSELEN: […]

Interview with John Laws, Sydney

20 August 2014

JOHN LAWS: Treasurer, good morning and welcome to the program. TREASURER: Good morning, John. JOHN LAWS: They’re calling you embattled; do you feel embattled? TREASURER: I feel that I am doing what is right for my country and that is exactly what the Coalition is endeavouring to do; get on with the job of running […]

Doorstop Interview, Sydney

20 August 2014

TREASURER: It's lovely to be here at RODE Microphones and thank you so much, Peter, for having my good friend Craig Laundy and myself here. What a terrific Australian manufacturing story this is. I understand the business exports half a million units a year overseas. 97 per cent of what is manufactured here is exported […]

Doorstop interview, Geelong

19 August 2014

TREASURER: Well, thank you Sarah and to Nick and Sam: thank you for having us (inaudible). What a terrific Australian manufacturing story based on our agricultural production. These guys produce over 50 per cent of Australia’s olive oil but importantly, they also export. They are exporting to Japan and China and it is a reminder […]

Interview on Bay FM, Geelong

19 August 2014

PRESENTER: Treasurer, good to see you. TREASURER: It's great to be here, thank you. PRESENTER: Yeah, thanks, we like a nice little visit. TREASURER: Well it's a lot better than the weather in Sydney I hear, which is horrific. PRESENTER: Yeah, we do everything better than Sydney. TREASURER: Of course you do. PRESENTER: You were […]

Interview with Ben Fordham, Sydney Live, 2GB

15 August 2014

BEN FORDHAM: Treasurer, good afternoon to you. TREASURER: Afternoon, Ben. BEN FORDHAM: Difficult week for you? TREASURER: We are out there trying to negotiate through a Budget that is going to deliver the sort of prosperity and jobs that Australians want and deserve. Now, there is going to be swings and roundabouts during the course […]

Interview with Marius Benson, ABC NewsRadio

14 August 2014

MARIUS BENSON: Joe Hockey, good morning. TREASURER: Good morning Marius. MARIUS BENSON: A very early morning for a Treasurer speaking from Perth. TREASURER: Well that’s the duty, no problems there. MARIUS BENSON: You were doing your duty yesterday when you were selling the Budget and one of the points you made while selling that was […]

Interview with John Stanley and Garry Linnell, 2UE

14 August 2014

PRESENTER: On the line right now, he’s there, Joe Hockey good morning. TREASURER: Good morning, John, good morning, Gary. PRESENTER: Did you phrase your comments yesterday in an unfortunate way? TREASURER: What I was pointing out was that, according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, the highest income households pay three times the amount of […]

Interview with John McGlue, Drive, ABC Radio Perth

13 August 2014

JOHN MCGLUE: Joe Hockey, welcome. TREASURER: Great to be with you, John. JOHN MCGLUE: Well, Perth today and we will get to Dio Wang in a moment but you were due to meet Clive Palmer last night. What was the upshot of that? How did you go? TREASURER: Well, it was a constructive discussion and […]

Doorstop interview, Perth

13 August 2014

TREASURER: The meetings I have had have been very constructive. Senator Lazarus has been unwell but we will catch up in due course. I also note that Mr Shorten has been out today with Alannah MacTiernan here in Western Australia. Mr Shorten needs to explain to the Australian people why he wants to keep the […]

Interview at ABC Local Radio, Brisbane

13 August 2014

TREASURER: Good morning, Terri. PRESENTER: Now, Clive Palmer was expecting a nice dinner, good one, a bit of port and some dessert last night. The changes to the Budget were what he was really hoping for, did you at least give him a good hearing? TREASURER: Of course, and that has been the purpose of […]

Interview with Michael Brissenden, AM, ABC Radio

11 August 2014

MICHAEL BRISSENDEN: Mr Hockey, welcome to AM TREASURER: Good morning, Michael. MICHAEL BRISSENDEN: So, the Parliamentary Library says your hope to bypass the Senate by attaching the asset-recycling plan into an appropriations bill would fail. Do you still go ahead with it? TREASURER: Well, Michael I am surprised the Labor Party is so determined to […]

Interview with Karl Stefanovic, the Today Show, Sydney

4 August 2014

KARL STEFANOVIC: Treasurer, Joe, good morning. TREASURER: Good morning, Karl. KARL STEFANOVIC: Now, you’re not going to try and hock off lemons to me this morning are you? TREASURER: [laughter] No. KARL STEFANOVIC: Are you sure? TREASURER: Look, I think there is a fair bit of misinformation around at the moment, starting with the PPL. […]

Interview with Sarah Gillman, ABC Radio Hobart

1 August 2014

TREASURER: Well, we talked about how we can work with Will Hodgman and the State Government and the business community to lift the Tasmanian economy, to help to create more jobs. There is a plan that we are working through focussing on everything from maintenance and enhancement of transportation corridors to the mainland and opportunities […]

Interview with Alison Carabine, Radio National

30 July 2014

ALISON CARABINE: Joe Hockey, welcome to Breakfast. TREASURER: Good morning, Alison. ALISON CARABINE: Treasurer, we’ll get to the Mining Tax and the Budget in a moment, but if I could ask you first about this new round of sanctions announced by the United States and the EU targeting Russia. Australia already has financial sanctions and […]

Interview with Ross Greenwood, Money News, 2GB

29 July 2014

ROSS GREENWOOD: First thing’s first: could it be argued that the bounce back in consumer confidence is because the Senate has knocked back some (inaudible) than they thought they might have? TREASURER: No, I don’t think that is a suggestion. Look, if you look at every Budget that has had a similar impact as the […]

Interview with Alexandra Kirk, PM, Radio National

29 July 2014

TREASURER: Standard & Poors, just as Moody’s did about a month ago, have warned, that unless corrective action is taken on the Budget, then there is a debt and deficit trajectory that could represent a very significant threat to our AAA rating and I think what concerns me the most is that they are banking […]

Interview with Mike Hosking, Newstalk ZB

23 July 2014

MIKE HOSKING: The Australian Treasurer Joe Hockey happens to be in the country at the moment and he is with us, good morning. TREASURER: Good morning Mike. MIKE HOSKING: As regards MH17, you would be pleased with progress overnight, the black box is being handed over, the bodies being moved, the Dutch seem to be […]

Interview with Nadine Chalmers-Ross, TVNZ Breakfast, New Zealand

23 July 2014

NADINE CHALMERS-ROSS: Australia’s Treasurer is making his first bilateral to New Zealand after delivering a Budget to his country that slashed spending by billions of dollars. So, how might the state of their books affect the chance Kiwis living there will get access to the same benefits that Australians living here get? Australian Treasurer Joe […]

Interview with Alan Jones, 2GB

23 July 2014

ALAN JONES: Treasurer, good morning. TREASURER: Good morning Alan. It shows the importance of Alan Jones that I have the Minister for Finance, the Minister for Trade, the Minister for Economic Services all waiting for me and I said I have to take this call from Alan Jones and they know who Alan Jones is […]

Interview with David Lipson, Sky

22 July 2014

DAVID LIPSON: Joe Hockey, thank you for your time. David Cameron, the British Prime Minister, is urging Europe to put in place tier three sanctions against Russia. Now, if Russia doesn’t pressure the Separatists to allow full access to the crash site, would that be appropriate? TREASURER: Well, look David you are asking me to […]

Interview with Lyndal Curtis, Capital Hill, ABC

22 July 2014

LYNDAL CURTIS: Joe Hockey, welcome to Capital Hill. If I could start with a couple of domestic questions- you want to axe the Mining Tax and the spending associated with it, the Senate has not agreed to that. What are you going to do? TREASURER: We are going to sit down with individual Senators and […]

Interview with Neil Mitchell, Mornings with Neil Mitchell, 3AW

17 July 2014

NEIL MITCHELL: Good morning, Treasurer. TREASURER: Good morning, Neil. NEIL MITCHELL: (inaudible) TREASURER: Well, we certainly want to get to surplus within five years but there is a lot of work to be done and quite frankly we need everyone to push in the right direction and that certainly is what we are working on […]

Interview with Karl Stefanovic, the Today Show, Canberra

17 July 2014

PRESENTER: Joe, good morning to you. TREASURER: Good morning, Karl. PRESENTER: How are you this morning? All fired up? TREASURER: Well, yes I am. I am measured but I am very determined – very determined to continue to do what is right for the country. PRESENTER: Alright, some are calling that warning yesterday that you […]

Interview with David Speers, Sky News, Canberra

16 July 2014

DAVID SPEERS: Treasurer Joe Hockey, welcome to the program. Can we start on the Budget? You said this morning, 'if the Senate chooses to block savings initiatives then we'll need to look at other savings initiatives that may not require legislation'. What are you talking about there? TREASURER: Well, let me start by saying David, […]

Interview with Chris Uhlmann, AM, ABC Radio

15 July 2014

CHRIS UHLMANN: Treasurer, good morning. TREASURER: Good morning, Chris. CHRIS UHLMANN: Joe Hockey, apart from lifting the tax on the rich, can you name another major Budget saving that's gotten through? TREASURER: Well, a number of them are still to be properly debated in the Senate and there are still a number to actually be […]

Melbourne Institute – Q & A, Melbourne

3 July 2014

QUESTION: [start of audio] Notwithstanding the fact that the world economies, as we heard this morning, forecasted growth has been continually downgraded, is there a mispricing of risk going on at a global level and what are the implications of that for Australia? TREASURER: Well, the world is awash with credit, there is no doubt […]

Interview with John Stanley & Garry Linnell, 2UE Breakfast, Sydney

17 June 2014

PRESENTER: Mr Hockey, good morning. TREASURER: Good morning. PRESENTER: Mr Hockey thanks for joining us, you would have expected, and I think you braced yourself for, bad polls post the Budget, but did you think they’d be this bad? And particularly for the Prime Minister? TREASURER: Well, sorry, to be 53-47, you’re deeming that to […]

Interview with John Mackenzie, 4CA 846 AM

13 June 2014

JOHN MACKENZIE: Joe Hockey, good morning. TREASURER: Morning sir, how are you? JOHN MACKENZIE: Tell me about today’s visit to the north? I mean, you have been front and centre the last few days across, getting across Australia selling the Budget but why specifically here, why today? TREASURER: Well, I want to check up on […]

Press conference, Cairns

13 June 2014

TREASURER: It is very pleasing to be here in Cairns with my good mate Warren Entsch and this morning we have inspected the facilities for the G20 Finance Ministers’ meeting which is being held in September. I am very pleased with the quality of the facilities. We went to Palm Cove, had a good look […]

Interview with Chris Uhlmann, AM, ABC Radio

12 June 2014

CHRIS UHLMANN: Joe Hockey, if there's a widespread perception that the Government's Budget isn't fair, then maybe it isn't. TREASURER: Well, it is a very fair Budget, and I think it is an easy political mantra for critics to say it's unfair. But so much of what we are doing is about building fairness into […]

Media conference, Sydney

10 June 2014

TREASURER: Thank you, Craig, and thank you for allowing me to come into your electorate. Craig Laundy, the Member for Reid, and to our very generous hosts, thank you so much for showing me this hugely impressive facility. This is exactly why we have endeavoured to set up the biggest stand-alone medical research fund in the world. The Medical Research Future Fund, which […]

Interview with Chris Smith, 2GB Sydney

6 June 2014

PRESENTER: Good afternoon to the Treasurer Joe Hockey. Hi Joe. TREASURER: G’day, Chris. PRESENTER: Now, in the spirit of reciprocal singing would you like to return a tune for Clive Palmer? TREASURER: No. PRESENTER: I thought not. TREASURER: I know what my core skills are and singing is not one of them I can assure […]

Interview with Chris Uhlmann, AM, ABC Radio

5 June 2014

CHRIS UHLMANN: Treasurer, Joe Hockey, good morning. TREASURER: Good morning, Chris. CHRIS UHLMANN: Joe Hockey, have you been too pessimistic about the state of the economy? TREASURER: Well, no I have been realistic about the state of the economy and it is important to note that whilst yesterday’s figures are extremely pleasing, it is widely […]

Interview with David Speers, Sky News

5 June 2014

PRESENTER: Treasurer Joe Hockey, good morning. I want to start with the economic growth figures out. They were surprisingly strong for the first three months of the year. You described them this way yesterday: ‘these are positive numbers, they are strong, robust foundation for growth, our miners are exporting their socks off’. So, is the […]

Doorstop interview

3 June 2014

TREASURER: New data out today on retails sales, and also some more positive signs in relation to consumer confidence that indicate that the economy is still performing relatively well and will continue to do so.  The National Accounts tomorrow will be another important indicator but I am absolutely confident that this Budget is, over time, […]

Interview with Leon Byner, FIVEaa

3 June 2014

LEON BYNER: Let’s talk about the Budget. It has been revealed that the $7 co-payment applies to individuals. That means that a family of four would pay the fee forty times before reaching the safety net. Now, you obviously knew about this when you came up with the policy, but it didn’t come out that […]

Interview with Karl Stefanovic, the Today Show

29 May 2014

KARL STEFANOVIC: Well, Treasurer Joe Hockey has an awful lot on his mind at the moment, he joins us now. How was it for you, Joe, your first win in a while – the cut backs have worked! TREASURER: Well, that’s right and commiserations to you, Karl. But it’s about time isn’t it? That the […]

Interview with David Koch, Sunrise

29 May 2014

DAVID KOCH: Federal Treasurer, Joe Hockey joins me now from Canberra to explain. Back to his uni fighting weight, by the look of it too! Joe, are you embarrassed about the video coming out? TREASURER: No, no, Kochie! In fact, it's a reminder that I did, once upon a time, have brown hair rather than […]

Interview with Jamie Burnett, 720 ABC Radio Perth

23 May 2014

JAMIE BURNETT: Treasurer Joe Hockey, good morning. TREASURER: Good morning Jamie. JAMIE BURNETT: You found some support this morning for your Budget from the head of the Government’s Commission of Audit, Tony Shepherd. I suppose that’s not unexpected but he says, “Reflecting on the Budget, it’s a sad reflection of the modern Australian attitude that […]

Interview with Matthew Pantelis, FIVEaa, Adelaide

22 May 2014

MATTHEW PANTELIS: Treasurer, good morning. TREASURER: Good morning, Matthew. MATTHEW PANTELIS: You’re in a world of pain at the moment aren’t you? No one likes your Budget, it seems. I must say, here on FIVEaa, filling in for Leon Byner this week, of all the calls, emails, texts and I said this, I think to […]

Interview with Chris Smith, 2GB, Sydney

21 May 2014

CHRIS SMITH: On the line I have the Treasurer, Joe Hockey. Treasurer, good afternoon. TREASURER: Good afternoon, Chris. CHRIS SMITH: Now, why are you speaking with me now, weren’t you supposed to be at the Press Club debating Chris Bowen? Forgot? TREASURER: No, look, it is the traditional Shadow Treasurer’s right to reply and usually […]

Interview with Chris Uhlmann, AM, ABC Radio

21 May 2014

CHRIS UHLMANN: Joe Hockey joins me now. Welcome to AM. TREASURER: Good morning Chris. CHRIS UHLMANN: Joe Hockey, the young, the old, the states, the left, the right, the rich and poor have all united against this Budget are you on the wrong track? TREASURER: No, you have to do what is right for the […]

Interview on The Project, Network Ten

21 May 2014

REPORTER: Treasurer, Joe Hockey is with us to talk Budget fall-out. Now Joe, I presume you were politically active at uni; did you ever protest? TREASURER: Well, yes I did. And I'm sure you have got the tapes somewhere. REPORTER: What did you protest about? TREASURER: At the time that was the first introduction of […]

Press conference, Sydney

20 May 2014

TREASURER: Thank you very much for coming. Obviously the Budget debate is now heading into a new phase, reflected in new commentary that is obviously taking quite seriously Mr Shorten's decision to oppose nearly $40 billion of savings in the Budget. There have been a number of comments today, including from Standard & Poor’s, that […]

Interview with Patrick Condren, 4BC Mornings

19 May 2014

PATRICK CONDREN: It seems your Budget has done what Bill Shorten couldn't do and made Bill Shorten preferred Prime Minister. TREASURER: Well, that certainly wasn't the intention. The fact is, we've got to do what is right for the country and you can't build Budgets on the basis of what is popular or not, you […]

Interview with Andrew O’Keefe & Monique Wright, Sunrise

18 May 2014

ANDREW O’KEEFE: Joe, welcome to the show and thanks for making the time after this huge week. For democracy to function properly, people need to know not only who they're voting for, but what. Do you accept that this Budget in a sense breaks faith with the Australian people by misleading them about your stated […]

Doorstop interview, Brisbane

16 May 2014

TREASURER: It’s good obviously to be here in Queensland. I’ll be meeting with Tim Nicholls in a few moments to talk through some of the issues that are important for the Queensland economy, including the fact we are investing in new infrastructure - over $13 billion in Queensland. Particularly there’s the Second Range Crossing in […]

Doorstop interview, Canberra

15 May 2014

TREASURER: Well it has been a very long time since the Leader of the Opposition offered absolutely nothing in the form of a new policy in their response to the Budget. Bill Shorten had a chance to define new Labor, tonight he offered old Labor. He is effectively in denial about Labor's legacy and if […]

Interview with Lyndal Curtis, Capital Hill, ABC 24

15 May 2014

LYNDAL CURTIS: Treasurer, welcome to Capital Hill. TREASURER: Great to be with you. LYNDAL CURTIS: The States essentially have to find the money to make up for the $80 billion in cuts to growth in public hospitals and schools spending and some national partnership cuts. Essentially, do you not mind if they raise taxes? TREASURER: […]

Interview with Chris Uhlmann, AM, ABC Radio

15 May 2014

CHRIS UHLMANN: Joe Hockey is the Treasurer and he joins me now. Welcome to AM. TREASURER: Good morning, Chris. CHRIS UHLMANN: Did you have a single conversation with any of the state Premiers about how they might manage when you withdrew $80 billion? TREASURER: Well, I have had conversations with a number of the states […]

Interview with Louise Yaxley, ABC

13 May 2014

YAXLEY: Joe Hockey, you say that everyone has to wear some of the pain in this Budget for the greater good. Who’s going to wear the most pain out of this document? TREASURER: Well, it’s not a question of who’s wearing the pain; it’s about everyone being asked to make a contribution in order to […]

Interview with David Speers, Sky

13 May 2014

SPEERS: Good evening Treasurer, I am going to start with a question on the promises that were made. Prior to the election, Tony Abbott said that, “we are about reducing taxes not increasing taxes”. He said, “During the election campaign, the only party which is going to increase taxes after the election is Labor”. Given […]

Interview with 7 News

13 May 2014

RILEY: With Joe Hockey thanks for joining us. You promised no surprises, this is full of surprises. What are the excuses? TREASURER: Well they’re positive surprises. I think people would appreciate that (inaudible)…. it leads to $125 billion of new infrastructure. A commitment that leads to the biggest medical research endowment fund in the world, […]

Doorstop interview, Canberra

13 May 2014

TREASURER: Good morning, everyone. How are you going? Well, this is a significant day for Australia. There's no doubt about that. The Budget is asking the Australian people to contribute so that we can build. It is a terrific Budget for Australia's future. I would say to the Australian people, if you're only looking in […]

Interview with Laurie Oakes, the Today Show, Channel 9

11 May 2014

TREASURER: Good morning Laurie. OAKES: Morning Cam. Mr Hockey welcome to the traditional Treasurer's Mother's Day interview. TREASURER: Well thank you Laurie and if I might be a little indulgent, can I wish my mum and my wife a happy Mother's Day because I won't be seeing them but I wish them all the best […]

Interview with Chris Uhlmann, AM, ABC Radio

2 May 2014

CHRIS UHLMANN: This morning the National Commission of Audit’s call for deep cuts to Government benefits and a sweeping re-organisation of the Nation’s finances has provoked outrage in a long list of sometimes radical proposals. The Commission wants a razor taken to the Age Pension, Medicare, family benefits, unemployment payments and the minimum wage. Doctors […]

Interview with Alan Jones, 2GB

2 May 2014

ALAN JONES: The Treasurer is here, good morning. TREASURER: Good morning, Alan. ALAN JONES: I’ll share this point - we were talking off air there, and in light of everything you’ve had to endure in the last couple of weeks putting this budget together you said that, listening to the program this morning, Engelbert Humperdinck, […]

Interview with Chris Uhlmann, AM, ABC Radio

24 April 2014

CHRIS UHLMANN: And the Treasurer Joe Hockey has joined me in the studio. Treasurer, welcome. TREASURER: Great to be here, Chris. CHRIS UHLMANN: Can we just put this into some kind of perspective, what did the Commission of Audit say about the way government spending has changed over the last 40 years? TREASURER: Well the […]

Interview with Neil Mitchell, 3AW

24 April 2014

NEIL MITCHELL: Federal Treasurer Joe Hockey, good morning. TREASURER: Good morning, Neil. NEIL MITCHELL: In a related area, we have been talking to people today about problems with Centrelink and hotlines and things like that but this message that Government is broken and you need to spend billions of dollars on the computers, is that […]

Interview with Alan Jones, 2GB

24 April 2014

ALAN JONES: Joe Hockey is on the line, Treasurer, good morning. TREASURER: Good morning, Alan. ALAN JONES: People listening, I suppose, will wonder that given how difficult this job is, whether on Budget night, on the 13th of May, there may not be a gap between the rhetoric, in other words you’re telling us it’s […]

Interview with Barrie Cassidy, ABC Insiders

13 April 2014

BARRIE CASSIDY: Treasurer, thanks for joining us this morning; appreciate it. TREASURER: Great to be with you Barrie. BARRIE CASSIDY: Now you've been working on developing the G20 agenda for Brisbane, how are those commitments to the 2 per cent growth rate over 5 years holding up? TREASURER: Well the proposals put forward by nations […]

Interview with CNBC

10 April 2014

PRESENTER: The man himself, Joe Hockey, Australian Treasurer, jetted all the way from Canberra to the District of Columbia and joins us down the pipe from DC along with our own intrepid Matt Taylor in Sydney. Mr Hockey, hope you had a good trip, hope you’re no worse for the wear. So, what’s the first […]

Interview with Chris Uhlmann, AM, ABC Radio

31 March 2014

PRESENTER: In seven weeks the Coalition will hand down its first Budget and it’s promising to be tough. Treasury figures have been splashed across the pages of today’s papers showing that without significant structural changes to the Budget, government spending will outpace tax receipts every year for the next decade and that would leave the […]

Press conference, Sydney

31 March 2014

TREASURER: As we approach the Budget, more and more evidence emerges of what was left behind by our predecessors. The fact is, Labor said that spending would not grow by more than 2 per cent per annum in real terms that is, after inflation, as a result of their initiatives. The fact is, it's growing […]

Interview with Kieran Gilbert, Sky News

31 March 2014

KIERAN GILBERT: Mr Hockey joins me live from Sydney airport, Mr Hockey thank you for your time. In terms of the NDIS, it is the fastest growing area of expenditure in 17-18. You already agreed to it, what are you going to do about it? You are not going to back away from that commitment […]

Interview with Alan Jones, 2GB

31 March 2014

ALAN JONES: Treasurer good morning. TREASURER: Good morning Alan. ALAN JONES: Well, where do you start? TREASURER: Well the fact is that everyone, everyone in the community has to help to do the heaving lifting and if the heavy lifting is left on the shoulders of one group or one age group or one demographic, […]

Press Conference, Canberra

28 March 2014

TREASURER: I met with the Treasurers of the States and Territories this morning and the only person unable to attend was the Treasurer-elect in Tasmania. Having said that, it was an incredibly productive meeting. We discussed, at length, the state of the national and global economy. I also gave them an insight into the Budget challenge that the Commonwealth faces and alluded them to the fact that […]

Interview with Fran Kelly, ABC Breakfast

6 March 2014

FRAN KELLY: Treasurer, good morning, welcome to Breakfast.  TREASURER: Good morning Fran. FRAN KELLY: Treasurer, the latest GDP figures out yesterday revealed that economic growth picked up in the December quarter to record a better than expected growth rate of 2.8 percent annually. That’s just below Australian long term trend. Amidst all the doom and […]

Press conference, Canberra

5 March 2014

TREASURER: Thank you very much for coming. GDP grew by 0.8 percent in the December quarter to be 2.8 percent higher over the year. That's just slightly higher than what was the consensus forecast of around 0.7 percent for the December quarter. We need to do better. It means for the year we had 2.8 […]

Interview with Laura Jayes, Sky News AM Agenda

4 March 2014

LAURA JAYES: Mr Hockey, thanks for joining us. Qantas’ immediate reaction to this has been to say “yes, we welcome this as a long-term solution” but they don’t see this as a short-term. Does the Government have nothing to offer in the short term? TREASURER: No, we do. In the short-term we want to get […]

Interview with Chris Uhlmann, AM, ABC Radio

4 March 2014

CHRIS UHLMANN: Taking you to Joe Hockey who is being interviewed on AM. I'm joined by Treasurer Joe Hockey. TREASURER: Good morning Chris. CHRIS UHLMANN: If this plan went ahead, there would be nothing to stop Qantas becoming foreign owned, nothing to stop the maintenance and jobs heading overseas? TREASURER: No, that's not right. The […]

Joint press conference, Parliament House, Canberra

3 March 2014

PRIME MINISTER: I'm sorry to call you to this press conference quite late but to put you in the picture, Cabinet met at 5 o'clock. The principle item on the Cabinet agenda was a discussion of Qantas. That discussion went for almost two hours. It was a very full discussion. It canvassed all points of […]

Doorstop interview, Melbourne

25 February 2014

TREASURER: That is a challenge that the board and management have and it is up to them to deal with that challenge. The Government is not in the business of running airlines. That is up to the board and management. REPORTER: Do you think these are empty threats or do you think… TREASURER: No, I […]

Interview with Kieran Gilbert, Sky News

21 February 2014

PRESENTER: Mr Hockey, thanks for your time. You are hosting your colleagues from the G20 this weekend. What outcomes do you want to see from the G20 summit? TREASURER: We need to focus on growing the global economy. Only through growth are we going to create more jobs. The fact is that we are working […]

Interview on Sunrise, Channel 7

21 February 2014

NATALIE BARR: Our Treasurer Joe Hockey will be playing host as G20 President. He will rub shoulders with key economic leaders of the world. Joe, we should call you “Mr President” this morning. TREASURER: I am a Republican, but, no, that would not work. NATALIE BARR: Why is it so important to have these world […]

Media conference, Sydney

19 February 2014

TREASURER: It is terrific to be here with my good friend and State colleague Mike Baird, the Treasurer of New South Wales. This weekend we are welcoming to Australia the G20. In Sydney we are welcoming the G20 Finance Ministers and the G20 Central Bankers. The people coming to Sydney this weekend represent 85% of […]

Doorstop interview, Homebush Bay, Sydney

18 February 2014

JOURNALIST: Mr Hockey, this is disappointing news regarding Alcoa. TREASURER: It is very disappointing - of course it is. It is very disappointing for families, for employees and for contractors. It is disappointing but it was certainly predictable. In 2012, Alcoa did an analysis and said that the plant was not financially viable. The Labor […]

Interview with Ian Henschke, ABC 891 Adelaide

14 February 2014

JOURNALIST: Now we have the Federal Treasurer on the line. Good morning, Joe Hockey. TREASURER: Good morning, Ian. JOURNALIST: Let's just start very quickly, were you pleased to see the Victorian Government has stepped in and helped SPC Ardmona? TREASURER: That is their call. That is their decision. I am glad that Coca-Cola has fronted […]

Interview with Leon Byner, 5AA, Adelaide

14 February 2014

TREASURER: Good morning, Leon. It is great to be here and you should be pleased I brought the rain with me I suppose. JOURNALIST: Well you did, yes, we’re probably going to get about, what was in the old scale, about five inches. Look, I’ve heard rumours the Government is considering topping up the car […]

Press conference – ABS labour force data, Canberra

13 February 2014

TREASURER: The disappointing labour force figures revealed today are the unfortunate reality of six years of Labor Government. They are not unexpected but they indicate the size of the challenge that we have before us. In the Pre-Election Fiscal Outlook released under the previous Government, they forecast an unemployment rate of 6.25%. The unemployment rate […]

Interview with Neil Mitchell, 3AW Melbourne

12 February 2014

PRESENTER: On the line in Canberra, Federal Treasurer Joe Hockey, good morning. TREASURER: Good morning, Neil. PRESENTER: Is the Toyota decision forced by a deal that is too generous for the workers? TREASURER: I saw the report this morning and it is accurate. It was a private conversation, but it is an accurate report. PRESENTER: […]

Interview with Steve Austin, ABC 612 Brisbane

3 February 2014

PRESENTER: For the first time in 2014, Treasurer Joe Hockey. Good morning to you. Welcome back to Brisbane. TREASURER: Great to be here Steve, and Happy New Year. PRESENTER: Same to you. You're looking well – trim, tall and terrific. Not too stressed. TREASURER: It's been a good break for Australia, I think. PRESENTER: Did […]

Interview with Patrick Condren, Radio 4BC

3 February 2014

PRESENTER: Federal Treasurer Joe Hockey is keen to get involved. Treasurer, good morning. TREASURER: Good morning Patrick. Happy New Year. PRESENTER: Happy New Year to you - although we are in February so that may get a little long in the tooth!  It is your first time on the show, so we will cut you […]