Federal Politics

Peter Martin

Peter Martin is the Economics Editor for The Age.

Peter Martin.

The campaign's other big lie

There's no evidence that South Australia or any other state will "benefit enormously from the free trade agreements the Coalition has signed", in large part because the Coalition has ensured there isn't.

Moody's senior vice-president, Marie Diron, said the short-lived political uncertainty would have "limited" credit ...

AAA credit rating safe, for now

Credit ratings agency Moody's says Australia's triple-A rating is not under immediate threat from the election outcome, but could be if the deficit isn't wound back.

Bond investors are just happy to get their money back and are not worried about earning any interest

Tax cuts in limbo as Tax Office says 'no'

Tax cuts promised from Friday July 1 will fail to arrive for up to a year after the Tax Office confirmed it won't be changing its tax schedules to accommodate the prime minister.