Peter Martin

Peter Martin is the Economics Editor for The Age.

Quietly, the mining industry has just doubled the price of coking coal.

What's mining ever done for us? Just wait

A good chunk of Scott Morrison's budget problems could have vanished, just as they vanished for Peter Costello during mining boom at the start of the century.

Paul McClintock says there is no believable end to the deficit in sight.

Business group lashes PM over deficit, tax scare campaign

Six months ago the business-backed Committee for the Economic Development of Australia presented the Turnbull government with what it said was a clear and practical plan to return the budget to surplus. There were 5 of them in fact, including different mixes of proposals such as better taxing superannuation contributions, halving the tax discount for capital gains, ending negative gearing, boosting taxes on luxury cars, alcohol and tobacco, and taxing the private health insurance rebate.

Martin Parkinson says Australia is only 'mid-range' when it comes to manufacturing management practices.

PM's man says Australian managers below par

Prime minister Malcolm Turnbull's most senior advisor has lashed out at Australian managers, saying they are failing to pursue opportunities and holding back national income.