Joe Hockey Federal Treasurer Wikipedia
Budget butcher Joe Hockey tries to make his wicked cuts look palatable – nice try Joe!
Link to related column published in The Sydney Morning Herald on 11 August 2014:
CUT YOUR LOSSES ON BUDGET, PETER COSTELLO URGES JOE HOCKEY
Joe Hockey has been urged to reboot his budget and scrap the unpopular $7 GP co-payment, with former Liberal treasurer Peter Costello saying governments have to cut their losses.
The Treasurer is struggling to convince crossbenchers to back his budget, with key measures such as the Medicare co-payment and welfare changes facing defeat.
In retrospect: Q&A 14 May 2012 – gay marriage watershed moment
Joe Hockey verbatim: I must confess my views have changed since I’ve had children. I think in this life we’ve got to aspire to give our children what I believe is the very best circumstances, and that’s to have a mother and a father.
Penny Wong acknowledged that comments like Hockey’s were hurtful, and concluded by calmy saying: ”I know what my family is worth.”