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Joe Hockey will try to lay the blame for the worse than expected accounts on the former government. AAP/Alan Porritt

Hockey’s bad year will finish on painful note

Modern politicians are schooled in the art of designer “blather” – how, as a dodging tactic, to talk endlessly without saying anything much. They are coached to avoid repeating words of a provocative question…
Defence Minister David Johnston has not ruled out providing back-up military assistance to the United States operation in Iraq. AAP/Alan Porritt

Australia may offer ‘back-up’ to US forces in Iraq rescue

Defence Minister David Johnston has said Australia is “not ruling out providing some back-up assistance” to American military…

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