Department of the Treasury 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.