Treasurer Joe Hockey has apologised for statements he made yesterday about buying a first home, saying he didn’t realise low-income earners even used houses at all.
“If I offended anyone, I’m sorry. My comments were obviously directed at people already earning a high income. I didn’t know poor people used houses, or used them much. But I’ve since seen reports that suggest they do. You’re always learning on this job”.
He later joked that he doesn’t use his houses much either. “At least not the investment properties!”