By Janine Perrett

Here we go again.

Or so it might appear on a quick glance yesterday.

Now before I start with a critique of the new Treasurers' first performance, I want to say that I will treat him the same as his predecessor.

Some would be hoping I would be a bit fairer but given it was never personal about poor Joe, the same rules will apply with Scott.

And if the new one sounds suspiciously like the old one in some disturbing areas, as happened yesterday, he should be called out quickly.

I mean day one and Scott Morrison is already talking about tax cuts.

Tax cuts? Didn't he read the bad press Mr Hockey received right up to his last moments a few weeks ago when he kept clutching at that straw?

The question always asked was "yes, but where is the money going to come from?"

Scott Morrison claimed it would be from spending cuts.

Here we go again. The old pollies standby - you all pay too much tax and it can all be done by spending cuts.

Austerity over reality it looks like sometimes, and definitely populism over realism.

Anyway it looks like Mr Morrison didn't get the memo that this lot are meant to be different to the last lot.

Somehow they all think it is about simply being and talking more upbeat. Which is a good thing. And not looking back to the negative and harping on about cutting the mining and carbon taxes. Which is also a good thing.

Better salesmanship. Also good.

But, and here's the key point, you are meant to have SOMETHING to sell.

Here’s my first bit of advice - stop all blathering until you have worked out what it is you are talking about.

You need a narrative, it needs to be different in substance to the Abbott Government and you all need to be on the same page.

Take tax policy yesterday with Malcolm Turnbull having to rush to clarify conflicting stories on that long-awaited tax white paper on reform.

At lunchtime Fairfax ran a story from inside the department claiming it had been put on hold.

Like that was a bad thing.

But the PM quickly, and correctly, pointed out it was just on hold while they reset the whole agenda.

Which is exactly what everyone, including the media, was screaming for just weeks ago.

We should not criticise the new PM for doing exactly what the other lot did not do, which is leave everything open for debate.

So hopefully superannuation, negative gearing, dividend imputation are all back on the table.

Scott Morrison did the odd bit of ruling out in his previous portfolio but seemed careful not to rule anything in or out yesterday.

Except of course the key one of tax cuts which is still bad enough.

Mr Morrison perhaps needs to stop repeating the three-word slogans that got the last government into trouble.

He could take a leaf from the able and obviously adaptable Finance Minister Mathias Cormann, who on Tuesday night on my show on the Sky News Business channel revealed a previously unknown capacity to avoid discussing the mining and carbon tax and repeating daily talking points. He quickly adapted to the positive new narrative.

We just have to be clear about what that will be.

Perhaps the best advice is for the new PM to stop everyone talking at once with little new to say.

So much noise.

Just remember the bounce in the polls is mainly because the other bloke is gone, not that we suddenly love the same old pollies we've heard so much from before.

You could all pull your head in a bit for your own good.