Most people accept our energy system must move from fossil fuels, especially coal, to renewables as soon as practicable. But there are serious obstacles on the ground – literally.
While Australia must make some hard choices to pay for services in the future, increasing the goods and services tax is just too hard.
Former ambassador to the United States Joe Hockey considers himself ‘a unique and successful politician’. Dennis Altman is not convinced.
Michelle Grattan speaks with former Australian ambassador to the United States Joe Hockey about his new memoir titled Diplomatic
Arthur Sinodinos with some reflections and advice
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As Arthur Sinodinos prepares to leave the Senate for his new role as Australian ambassador to the US, he sits with Michelle Grattan to reflect on his time in politics.
While Morrison appears to have built a strong relationship with the idiosyncratic US president, there are several foreign policy challenges ahead.
The latest release from the National Archives reveals how the Howard government managed a budget deficit, and presents a striking contrast with the Abbott government’s framing of the 2013 budget.
Some have set the course for electoral victory, others have tanked. In any case, federal budgets are important moments in the life of governments – especially those that are a little wobbly.
Joe Hockey has met Donald Trump’s chief-of-staff Reince Priebus and chief strategist Steve Bannon at the White House.
The White House has given assurances that Australian dual citizens will not be caught by Donald Trump’s suspension of entry from seven designated predominantly Muslim countries.
After two Coalition government budgets heavy on ideology, this one is a quieter, don’t-frighten-the-horses document paving the way for the election.
As a political speaker, either you pick your key phrases or they get picked for you.
2016 will be a year of transitions in the Australia-US relationship. Against a backdrop of change are three important issues: the fight against Islamic State, China, and passage of the TPP.
The key events that made the business community laugh, cheer and despair in 2015.
Will Joe Hockey, a 19-year veteran of the Australian Parliament, be able to navigate an increasingly dysfunctional Washington as ambassador to the United States?
If journalism is supposed to be a force for truth, accountability and enlightenment in the political process, then it appears to be failing on the biggest of stages.
Soon, as ambassador to Washington, Joe Hockey will be working for Julie Bishop, the foreign minister who rose as a star in the government while the treasurer crashed.
In his valedictory speech, former treasurer Joe Hockey has effectively challenged the Turnbull government to be bold.
Joe Hockey thought repeating a few slogans was enough; but selling the economy is harder than it looks.
The government is preparing for an early byelection in former treasurer Joe Hockey’s safe seat of North Sydney, with nominations for the Liberal pre-selection already open.