Stop the rot on Treasury forecasts

Wayne Swan could have better explained the role of Treasury forecasts, but Joe Hockey's undermining of confidence in the department is just as bad.

Enough is enough. Allegations of political interference in the process by which budget forecasts are put together risk undermining public confidence in Treasury and government.

The idea that Treasury presents the government of the day with a range of forecasts from which it can cherry pick a figure to suit its preference was categorically dismissed by Treasury Secretary Martin Parkinson this week.

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