Federal Politics

Peter Martin

Peter Martin is the Economics Editor for The Age.

Australian Network on Disability chief executive Suzanne Colbert says there has been no improvement in hiring workers ...

Why employers don't take on people with disabilities

Employers who take on workers with disabilities are overwhelmingly glad they did. Almost 90 per cent report benefits including improved morale, getting skills they might not get in another way and greater customer loyalty according to the second annual disability confidence survey released to coincide with World Disability Day.

Seniors are doing better in real terms than younger people earning the same incomes.

End the age of entitlement - for seniors

Australia's tax system has become skewed towards a growing and apparently untouchable group of 'taxed nots' - they are older Australians who pay roughly $1 billion per year less tax than younger Australians in the same circumstances, according to a new Grattan Institute report.