Treasurer Joe Hockey
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Joe Hockey on defensive after 'get a good job' comments

FEDERAL Treasurer Joe Hockey has accused critics of "playing the man", defending his comments that the best path to home ownership is getting a good job that pays well.

Mr Hockey's political opponents have labelled him as out of touch after he dismissed suggestions that Sydney property was unaffordable.


He went on to advise young people looking to buy their first home to "get a good job that pays good money".

Mr Hockey was on the defensive today.

"Let's not play the man, let's actually deal with the policy," he told the ABC's AM program.

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