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About The Hon Joe Hockey MP, Treasurer of the Commonwealth of Australia
Joe Hockey was sworn in as Treasurer on 18 September 2013. Mr Hockey was first elected to the Australian Parliament in 1996 and following his re-election in 1998, was made Minister for Financial Services and Regulation. He has since held a number of Ministerial portfolios including Small Business and Tourism, Human Services and Employment and Workplace Relations. Following the 2007 Federal Election Mr Hockey held a number of senior Shadow Ministry portfolios before being appointed Shadow Treasurer in February 2009. Prior to entering politics, Mr Hockey was a banking and finance lawyer with a major Australian law firm. He was also Director of Policy to the Premier of New South Wales.
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