Disruption goes Mainstream

Hon Joe Hockey Australian Ambassador to the United States of America The Sydney Institute 6pm, March 30, 2017 In the first days after his inauguration, it was widely reported that Donald Trump had chosen to redecorate the Oval Office – as is the right of every incoming President of the United ...

The US-Australia Relationship: Beyond November 8

Speech to the United States Studies Centre, The University of Sydney The Hon Joe Hockey Australian Ambassador to the United States Sydney – 2 November 2016 Introduction Earlier this year I met with Henry Kissinger. While he has been a controversial figure in the past, even at the age of ...

The end of the age of entitlement

ADDRESS TO THE INSTITUTE OF ECONOMIC AFFAIRS LONDON 17 APRIL 2012   Introduction I wish to thank my friends at the Institute of Economic Affairs for the opportunity to discuss an issue that has been the source of much debate in this forum for sometime….that is, the end of an era of popular ...

In Defence of Liberty

Address to the Grattan Institute Thursday, 11 March 2010 Since 1923, the 1,500 branches of the Returned Services League have commemorated their legacy under the maxim, “The Price of Liberty is Eternal Vigilance”. This was the motivation that led Australians to go to the other side of the world ...

In Defence of Opportunity

Address to The Sydney Institute Wednesday, 9 March 2011 Ladies and gentlemen, Like so many Australians, my family heads to the beach over the Christmas holidays.  There is something liberating about the sand and the surf. It is where we bare our spirits and not just our bodies. Perhaps in my ...

In Defence of Enterprise

Address to the EIDOS Institute Wednesday 14 April 2010 Ladies and gentlemen 62 years ago a 21 year old man of Palestinian and Armenian heritage landed in Sydney for the first time.  He and his mother and brother had fled Jerusalem to escape the conflict that was then part of life in the Holy ...

In Defence of Youth

27 July 2011 In late 1998, in the second year of my political career, I took my Palestinian born father back to his birthplace of Bethlehem. It was an emotional journey for us both. When he left the war torn Palestinian state in 1948 as a Christian educated 21 year old, he swore as he […]

The Hon. Joe Hockey

Order! Before I call the honourable member for North Sydney, I remind the House that this is the honourable member's first speech and I ask the House to extend to him the usual courtesies.

ANZAC Day 2015

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