Should Greg Norman replace Joe Hockey as Australia’s ambassador in the US

After Donald Trump’s stunning election victory, some international leaders were falling over themselves to make contact with the great man.

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull was one of the first.

So how did Turnbull pull off this diplomatic coup?

He got  Australian golf legend Greg Norman to him put through to the President-elect.

Greg Norman of Australia reacts on the ninth fairway during the second round of the British Open Golf championship, at the Royal Birkdale golf course, Southport, England, Friday, July 18, 2008. (AP Photo/Paul Thomas)Seems that Greg has got Donald’s direct phone number.

Seems that Australian Ambassador to the US, Joe Hockey, does not.

“We have such a wonderful network of contacts,” said a smirking Prime Minister on television28c86f2300000578-3085215-image-a-1_1431871501655

So what are we paying Joe Hockey for?


It would seem that his list of diplomatic achievement is likely to rival that of the list of his achievement as Treasurer,  Minister for Human Services and Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations.

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