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More mirage than good management, MYEFO fails to hit its own targets

  • Written by Danielle Wood, Program Director, Budget Policy and Institutional Reform, Grattan Institute

The Morrison government wants next year’s election to be about economic management.

So understandably, it’s using the improved bottom line in the Mid Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook (MYEFO) to talk up its economic credentials.

But the numbers in MYEFO show it has failed to hit many of its own targets.

Target 1: Surpluses on average...

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