Victorian Liberals “should practice the habits of a Trappist monk,” the Prime Minister said last week when asked about the shots traded between his Treasurer and Jeff. “Amongst other things, not saying too much.”

It seems that piquey Pete just can’t help himself. He’s let off a few more rounds on ABC Radio this morning.

“I think I made the stunningly obvious point the election was in three months’ time and normally it’s important to have your policy out before the election,” the tetchy Treasurer said.

Clearly his memories of 1996 have dimmed with time. Must be job stress.