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Peter Martin is the Economics Editor for The Age.
Peter Martin Super fund concessions for the rich are gaining on the age pension in budget stakes.
Peter Martin The push to cut Australia's 30 per cent company tax rate in order to attract more investment has reached a roadblock in the form of John Fraser, the former investment manager who now runs Australia's...
Peter Martin The head of the treasury believes that the easy days of high economic growth are over and that Australia will need big personal income tax cuts to remain competitive.
Peter Martin One day on, the budget forecasts are looking frayed.
Peter Martin The coalition's second budget is propped up by "zombie measures" from its first.
Peter Martin Joe Hockey has copied Wayne Swan and then some.
Peter Martin If you've got yourself the budget papers. Here's what to do next.
Peter Martin With a deficit that is growing by the day, a strong budget has never been more necessary or less likely.
Peter Martin The top 10 per cent of Australian earners took home an extraordinary 29.7 per cent of Australian income in 2012, the highest proportion on record.
Peter Martin The Reserve Bank has downgraded its forecasts ahead of next week's budget, saying the economy will be weaker and will take longer to recover than previously thought.
Peter Martin A late surge in iron ore prices has failed to lift the budget's bottom line, with estimates suggesting it has probably deteriorated by about $1 billion in the past four weeks.
Peter Martin The federal government will move to impose the goods and services tax on services such as Netflix under new rules to be included in next week's budget.
Peter Martin The census has been saved and the Australian Bureau of Statistics will get a $250 million funding boost as part of the biggest technology upgrade in its 110-year history.
Peter Martin The last time the Reserve Bank cut interest rates ahead of a budget the man who is now treasurer said this: "Wayne Swan says the economy is doing just fine.
Peter Martin Australia' emissions-intensive economy gives it a greater than 50 per cent chance of a systemic economic crisis, a new study says.
Peter Martin Abbott’s and Hockey’s idea of a fair budget is one that does not offend anyone.
Peter Martin Concern about a deteriorating economic outlook and a resurgent Australian dollar will force the Reserve Bank to cut interest rates to an all-time low on Tuesday.
Gareth Hutchens, Peter Martin Rules that restrict taxi licences, shopping hours, the location of pharmacies and the resale of goods legally purchased overseas would be swept away as part of a package of measures proposed by the...
Peter Martin A new survey has revealed that most Australian businesses neither understand nor use the existing free trade agreements.
Peter Martin The Australian Office of Financial Management has scored the deal of the century.