Joe Hockey
Place of Birth: Sydney, New South Wales
Date of Birth: August 02, 1965
Age: 54 Years Old
Astrology: Leo
Residence: North Sydney, New South Wales
Current Partner: Melissa Babbage
Hair Colour: Black
Eye Colour: Hazel
Specialisation: Politics
Fan Sites: www.joehockey.com,
www.aph.gov.au/J_Hockey_MP,
www.myspace.com/joehockeymp
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Joe Hockey was born on 2 August 1965, in Sydney, and is an Australian Liberal politician. After graduating from St Aloysius’ College, he attended the University of Sydney, before then studying at St John’s College where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts as well as Law. Prior to entering politics, Joe Hockey worked first as a banker, then as a finance lawyer, before settling as Director of Policy to the Premier of New South Wales.

By 1998, Joe Hockey had made the move to politics and was elected Minister for Financial Service and Regulation, a role which he served in through til 2001. He worked as Minister for Small Business and Tourism from 2001-2004, before being given a promotion and handed the portfolio of Human Services. In 2006, Joe Hockey was appointed as assisting the Minister for Workplace Relations, and later in January 2007 he was elected as Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations – a role that he maintained until the Liberal party was defeated in the 2007 Federal election.

Late 2007, Joe Hockey was appointed Shadow Minister for Health and Ageing, as well as Manager of Opposition Business in the House. Throughout 2007, Joe Hockey had regularly appeared on the television morning show Sunrise, which was shown on Channel 7. Joe Hockey had a regular spot alongside Kevin Rudd, where the two would debate politics.

In September 2008, Joe Hockey was again promoted, a move which was well received within public and political spheres. He was appointed Shadow Ministers for Finance, Competition Policy and Deregulation, and later became Shadow Treasurer in February 2009.

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