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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.
Peter Martin NSW is by far the most highest-taxing state where the companies have to pay rent; charging a $1 million payroll a total of $177,000, and a company with a $6 million payroll $1.15 million.
Peter Martin Labor will launch a discussion paper on the sharing economy at the National Press Club on Tuesday.
Peter Martin Concern about the Sydney property market is shaping as an impediment to another interest rate cut at the Reserve Bank board's next meeting in April.
Peter Martin Tuesday's RBA board meeting has considered new data released since its last meeting showing much lower than expected investment intentions for the third quarter of this year.
Peter Martin The new head of the Bureau of Statistics has a disarming reply to people who complain that the bureau's unemployment data is unreliable. It's to not rely on it.
Peter Martin If Tony Abbott survives and he and Joe Hockey cobble together another budget like the last one, the opportunity for a timely reset will be lost.
Peter Martin The Reserve Bank board decided to cut interest rates on Tuesday after being presented with forecasts showing what would happen to employment and economic growth if it did not.
Peter Martin Pay no attention to what the Treasurer says this time. Listen to what he said last time.