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Peter Martin is the Economics Editor for The Age.

Access experts join forces with consultancy giant

Peter Martin ACCESS ECONOMICS will be known as known as Deloitte Access Economics from next week, with the seven economists who own the business suitably enriched and owning paid partnerships in the consultancy...

Worst is yet to hit economy - Swan

Peter Martin ECONOMICS CORRESPONDENT THE Queensland floods and cyclone Yasi have hit the economy hard, with 0.4 percentage points wiped off economic growth in the December quarter, and the figure is expected to more than double in the...

Access Economics moves up in scale

Peter Martin Access Economics will be known as Deloitte Access Economics from Monday with the seven economists who own the business suitably enriched and owning paid partnerships in Deloitte.

Boom times keep rolling

Clancy Yeates and Peter Martin AUSTRALIA will rake in a record $251 billion from commodity exports next financial year and the mining boom will roll on until at least the middle of this decade, the government's resources...

Boom times keep rolling

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Clancy Yeates and Peter Martin AUSTRALIA will rake in a record $251 billion from commodity exports next financial year and the mining boom will roll on until at least the middle of this decade, the government's resources...

Sunny $251bn forecast for farm and mine exports

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Clancy Yeates, Peter Martin Australia will rake in a record $251 billion from commodity exports next financial year and the mining boom will roll on until at least the middle of this decade, the government's resources...

Henry exits with love on both sides

Peter Martin ECONOMICS CORRESPONDENT AUSTRALIA'S best-known public servant took good news and bad to his final Senate hearing. Amid praise from both sides of politics and a warning that if it got any more chummy it would turn into a...

Treasury chief in Senate sign-off

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Peter Martin Australia's best-known public servant took good news and bad news to his final Senate hearing.

Migrants will ease economic blow: Treasury

Peter Martin THE Treasury has spoken in favour of higher immigration saying it will be needed to ease the pain that will flow from a mining boom and a high dollar set to destroy firms in other industries.

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Busted by the boom

Peter Martin - Economics Correspondent The commodity boom is about to really get going, but politicians are unlikely to find a way through the minefield of success.

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When every silver lining has a cloud

Peter Martin - Economics Correspondent What if Australia's longest boom lasts the rest of our lives? It is a prospect Treasury is only beginning to canvass because the implications are frightening.

No super profits tax for banks, says Swan

Peter Martin and Eric Johnston THE banks are in the clear. The federal Treasurer, Wayne Swan, says they will escape both a mining-style super profits tax and a special bank transactions tax.

Levy does not make sense, says economist

Peter Martin THE proposed $1.8 billion flood levy is so daft that if we kept doing such things we would end up a banana republic, a prominent economist has told a parliamentary inquiry.

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Compensation for coal burners will only generate trouble for PM

Peter Martin - Economics Correspondent $7.3 billion for generators will undermine tax.

PM heading into a carbon trap

Peter Martin Julia Gillard is about to make a massive and avoidable mistake. What she thinks is clever politics is neither bright politics nor economics and will do long-term damage to public support for action...

Life is as expensive as you think, and so are mortgages

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Peter Martin IF YOU think your cost of living is rising faster than what official figures seem to say, you are probably right.

Use broadband funds instead, says business council

Peter Martin ECONOMICS CORRESPONDENT THE federal government should take money out of the funds set aside for the national broadband network to pay for flood reconstruction and abandon plans for a levy, the Business Council says in a...

Rates may hold for year: Reserve chief

Peter Martin THE governor of the Reserve Bank, Glenn Stevens, has moved to end the monthly round of speculation about higher interest rates, taking the unusual step of declaring he has no plans to lift them,...

Teenagers miss out on booming job market

Peter Martin AWAY from Queensland the jobs market is booming, unless you are young.

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Opposition needs to receive fair, independent advice for proper budget scrutiny

Peter Martin Tony Abbott would make an awful chief executive officer. If he put before a board the "budget cuts" he put before the public yesterday it would throw them back in his face.