Peter Martin The mining investment boom is slowly coming off the boil, according an ABS survey.
Peter Martin Australia faces a run on its currency, a deeper collapse in housing prices and a bank funding crisis to rival Europe's as it tries to come to grips with life after the mining boom, according to a...
Peter Martin - Economics Correspondent The attempt by Phillip Morris to get mileage out of a treaty masks an attempt to turn treaties into instruments.
Matt Wade and Peter Martin Australia's mining boom was never going to last forever. Tucked away in the budget papers two years ago were estimates from Treasury and Geoscience Australia about how long our minerals would last.
Peter Martin The boost to retail spending flowing government handouts appears to have ended.
Peter Martin Big tobacco has opened up a new front in its war against Australia's plain packaging laws.
Peter Martin The 'risk engine' used by the Tax Office to single out Aussies for audits may itself be probed by the complaints watchdog.
Peter Martin Set up amid optimism about finding ways to cut Australia's 30 per cent corporate tax rate almost a year ago, the Treasurer's business tax working group will report this week that the task is harder...
Peter Martin The Reserve Bank turns to 'open mouth' operations in a bid to hold back the rising Aussie dollar.
Peter Martin - Economics Correspondent What on earth is our trade minister doing? Late last year he flew to Tokyo to sign a so-called Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement that, among other things, would have broadened the definition of...
Peter Martin Professor Ian Harper, considered one of the architects of the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority, says he would be prepared to consider refashioning a Wallis-style inquiry into the financial...
Peter Martin PEOPLE stormed back into shops in June as back-to-back interest rate cuts, mid-winter sales and $2.85 billion of government handouts pushed spending on shoes, clothes, cosmetics and takeaway food...
Peter Martin If the government imposes a tax, then pays the bill, did it impose a tax in the first place?
Peter Martin, Stephen Nicholls and Chris Zappone INFLATION has slipped to its lowest point this century, giving the Reserve Bank ample room to further cut interest rates and calling into question claims that Australians are pressured by the cost of...
Peter Martin THE other side of Australia's mining investment boom won't look so bad, according to long-term forecasts released today by BIS Shrapnel.
Peter Martin Australia's budget surplus has evaporated and its mining investment boom has only two years to run, according to Deloitte Access Economics.
Peter Martin THE Reserve Bank is done with interest-rate cuts for the moment, believing Australia has a ''Goldilocks'' economy that's neither too hot nor too cold.
Peter Martin THE Reserve Bank's board is considered to be certain to sit on its hands today for the first time in three months amid signs that its previous rate cuts are stabilising property prices.
Peter Martin Bureau won't correct errors in the official record because it will cost too much money.