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Josh Frydenberg should have saved himself the inconvenience of a few hours in isolation and issued yesterday’s “ministerial statement on the economy” as a media release.

It added little to his rather uninformative speech last week, except for some economic forecasts that boldly went all the way to the end of June, a mere six weeks away.

There were no fiscal forecasts, just an update to the end of March, showing a $10 billion rise in the deficit up to that point.