Not actually for sale

News just to hand: Treasurer Smokin’ Joe Hockey has won his defamation case against Fairfax Media. Hockey has been awarded $200,000 in compensation, which should help cover a couple of weeks rent in one of his wife’s Canberra properties before he claims it back off the tax-payer.

Hockey claimed he was defamed by an article published by Fairfax under the headline “Treasurer for Sale”, which implied the Treasurer was nothing more than the paid lackey of Liberal party donors, mindlessly serving the interests of big business with no concern for the wellbeing of the Australian economy.

The court agreed finding that Hockey is in fact the unpaid lackey of Liberal party donors, mindlessly serving the interests of big business with no concern for the wellbeing of the Australian economy.

http://www.skynews.com.au/news/top-stories/2015/06/30/hockey-wins-defama...

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