The Hon Joe Hockey MP

Treasurer
'Post Budget Address'
Wednesday, 14 May 2014
Arrive from 11.30am, lunch 12 noon, speaker 12.30 concludes 1.30pm
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THIS ADDRESS WILL BE HELD AT THE GREAT HALL, PARLIAMENT HOUSE
The Hon Joe Hockey makes his first Post-Budget Address as the Commonwealth Treasurer at the Great Hall of Parliament House.

The Presentation of 2014 budget will set and confirm the policy directions of the Abbott led Government in this 44th parliament.

This is arguably the most important National Press Club Address of the year. The eyes of the Nation will be strongly focussed on this Address.

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.

Mr Hockey is married with three children.