Business leaders can now gain private access to Joe Hockey for less than a tenner.
“I’ll even pay for the coffees,” Mr Hockey said this morning, adding that his diary was pretty open. He said the offer was not just for business leaders. “This is open to anyone at all”.
The new pricing structure comes a year after a tete-a-tete with the Treasurer was estimated at closer to $20,000. Mr Hockey’s office said it was normal to raise and lower the cost of fundraising events according to demand.
Prime Minister Tony Abbott said Mr Hockey’s fundraising activities had his full support.
The Treasurer could raise upwards of $100 before the end of the year.