Posted: 20 March, 2015
The Federal Treasurer talks footy, politics and his rumoured 'punch-up' with PM Tony Abbott
Federal Treasurer Joe Hockey joined The Grill Team Brisbane to talk footy, politics and a bit about his workmate and Education Minister Christopher Pyne.
Now before Marto, Michelle and Ed grilled the Treasurer on the serious stuff, Marto wanted to clear-up an old story doing the rounds - that Joe Hockey had a punch-up with Tony Abbott back when they played Rugby together.
"It’s not true – I didn’t give him a bit of cheek, I shoulder-charged his kidneys," he said.
"I didn’t know that he’d got a Blue from Oxford University for boxing. If they had told me that before I’d charged into his kidneys.. it might have been a different outcome."
Marto forms a scrum with Federal Treasurer and former footy player, Joe Hockey Photo: Triple M
On Christopher Pyne
"Christopher is the funniest guy I’ve ever met in my life. He’s self-deprecating. He takes the 'mickey' out of himself. And the whole ‘fixer thing’ this week was a bit like that," he said.
"If you’re having a dinner party with the 10 most entertaining people in history, I’d have him there. (Other people he'd have would be Groucho Marx, Buddy Holly & Zayn from One Direction).
On representation of politicians (like Christopher Pyne) in the media
"It’s a bit like watching a highlight reel from the footy. You can watch a footy game which will go for nearly an hour-and-a-half and what they show on the nightly news is going to be the ‘big hit’.
"Parliament goes for ten hours a day. They will have one word on the nightly news, which is often taken out of context and that will be the impression that’s left." Listen to the full audio below.
Joe Hockey On Triple M