Malcolm Turnbull has said the budget will contain the government's tax policy, and questioned whether the benefits of increasing the GST would be worth the difficulties of doing so.
Last year Joe Hockey was quite clear: he issued a discussion about the Australian tax system, and promised a green paper on options and a white paper on government policy.
Submissions to the government's taxation white paper show support for reducing concessions for superannuation but with no clear agreement on how to do this.
There been lots of debate on reforming the tax system - so why the silence on one of the most egregious ways of reducing tax - family trusts?
A bulging in-tray of reviews awaiting response awaits Malcolm Turnbull's choice of treasurer in his new cabinet.
Treasurer Joe Hockey's media comments this week around contentious tax issues don't bode well for the Taxation White paper.
A discussion about what superannuation will look like in the future is essentially from the Intergenerational Report.