Treasurer wins, loses
TREASURER Joe Hockey is expected to be heavily out of pocket after Fairfax was ordered to pay only 15 per cent of his legal bill in his defamation claim against them. Mr Hockey was awarded $ 200,000 after the Federal Court found Fairfax defamed him with the words “Treasurer for Sale” on a Sydney Morning Herald poster and in two tweets from The Age. But the court dismissed his claims the articles defamed him. Justice Richard White ordered Fairfax pay 15 per cent of costs. Fairfax reports the total bill is more than $ 1 million.