Joseph Benedict Hockey is a former Australian politician, the Member of Parliament for North Sydney from 1996 until 2015. He was the Treasurer of Australia in the Abbott Government from 18 September 2013 until September 2015 when he resigned from Cabinet, having refused an alternative offer from the incoming Prime Minister, Malcolm Turnbull. He previously served as the Minister for Human Services and Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations in the Howard Government. He also served as Ambassador of Australia to the United States from January 2016 until January 2020. Hockey's parliamentary resignation triggered a 2015 North Sydney by-election where he was succeeded by Trent Zimmerman who had previously worked for Hockey as a staffer. His appointment as Ambassador of Australia to the United States was announced on 8 December 2015 to replace Kim Beazley, whose term ended in early 2016, and he assumed that position on 29 January 2016.
|Born:||Joseph Benedict Hockey, August 2, 1965, New South Wales, Australia|
|Political party:||Liberal (Coalition, 1987-present)|
|Alma mater:||University of Sydney|
|Preceded by:||Kim Beazley|
|Succeeded by:||Arthur Sinodinos|
|Twitter:||Joe Hockey's Twitter profile|
About Joe Hockey
Australian politician who was both the Minister for Human Services and the Minister for Employment during the Howard Government. He became the Treasurer of Australia in 2013.
He graduated from Sydney University with degrees in both Law and Art.
He is known for his speeches regarding religious diversity and equality.
His father was born in Bethlehem, Palestine.
He is an Australian politician just like Kevin Rudd.
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- Abbott Government - The Abbott Government was the federal executive government of Australia led by the 28th Prime Minister Tony Abbott. The government was made up of members of the Liberal–National Coalition. The Leader of The Nationals, Warren Truss, served as Deputy Prime Minister.
- Howard Government - The Howard Government refers to the federal executive government of Australia led by Prime Minister John Howard between 11 March 1996 and 3 December 2007.
- WorkChoices – part of Hockey's portfolio as Workplace Relations Minister.
- Ambassadors of Australia to the United States
- Members of the Australian House of Representatives for North Sydney
- Treasurers of Australia
- Lawyers from Sydney
- People educated at St Aloysius' College (Sydney)
- Abbott Government
- Politicians from Sydney
- Australian republicans
- Sydney Law School alumni
- Australian Roman Catholics
- Members of the Cabinet of Australia
- Liberal Party of Australia members of the Parliament of Australia
- Recipients of the Centenary Medal