Hockey's Treasury attacks return to haunt him

In opposition, Joe Hockey criticised Labor for releasing overly optimistic budget forecasts, but next month's MYEFO may prove to be a thorn in his side.

The mid-year economic and fiscal outlook to be released next month will be very interesting. Scary, but interesting.

Among other things, it will help settle an old score that goes right back to 2009. That’s the year in which the Coalition began accusing Labor of massaging Treasury figures to make false promises of a budget surplus.

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