Taunts fly in costings brawl
Aug 12, 2010 8:00:00 PM - aussieindolanka.com
Treasurer Wayne Swan has been accused of "breathtaking hypocrisy" after renewing his attack on the Opposition in the row over election costings this morning.
The Coalition is supposed to submit its policies for costing to Treasury by today’s deadline but has refused to do so until the source of a Treasury leak which revealed a shortfall in a Coalition policy is found.
Mr Swan says Opposition treasury spokesman Joe Hockey is looking for excuses to avoid the process because its figures do not add up.
"These ’dog ate my homework’ excuses are not sufficient to hide the fact that their cost blowouts are a danger to the surplus," he said.