Treasury for years has deliberately issued false statements about the cost of superannuation to the Australian nation and, unfortunately, has no credibility in giving advice on this subject. (Treasury’s hoax is tormenting the super debate, March 9 2015)
A more experienced Treasurer would have known this but Scott Morrison got caught.
The technical term for Morrison getting caught is “captured”.
Yes – the Tax Expenditure reports that Treasury put out every year are so misleading so as to be worse than useless. Whether they do so deliberately I can’t say.
On a related note I had an op-ed on the PBOs Post-Election Report published at The Conversation.
While the Parliamentary Budget Office’s (PBO) 2016 post-election report represents a massive undertaking in time and effort, it won’t hold any political party to account, nor provide any additional transparency to the electoral process.
Be sure to read the comments.