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Labor faces claims of hiding policies

By AAP Newswire

The government has accused Labor of covering its tracks after detailed policy documents on key elements of its tax reforms were removed from its website and replaced with simplified fact sheets.

The Australian reported on Wednesday Labor previously had almost 100 paragraphs posted on its housing policy, including charts and diagrams explaining the negative gearing and capital gains changes.

Opposition Leader Bill Shorten's office described the overhaul of Labor's policy pages as being part of a total website update.

But Treasurer Josh Frydenberg seized on the change to attack Labor on its policies.

"Not only has (Labor Treasury spokesman) Chris Bowen been exposed for using inaccurate figures to justify his housing tax, he has now been caught out trying to cover his tracks," he told The Australian.