Joe Hockey was sworn in as Treasurer

Joe Hockey was sworn in as Treasurer

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.