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Hockey Says `Open, Fair Markets' Key to Confidence in a Nation's Economy

Australia’s opposition treasury spokesman Joe Hockey said “open, fair markets” are the key to confidence in a nation’s economy.

Hockey made the comments in Canberra today at the National Press Club in response to the Labor government’s annual budget released on May 11 that projected a return to surplus three years ahead of forecast. Hockey said the Liberal-National coalition’s policy toward paid parental leave will boost the Australian workforce.

To contact the reporter on this story: Marion Rae in Canberra at mrae3@bloomberg.net

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