Parliament of Australia
Joe Hockey is the Federal Member for North Sydney and the Shadow Treasurer. 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, Hockey held a number of senior Shadow Ministry portfolios before being appointed Shadow Treasurer in February 2009. Prior to entering politics, 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.