Federal Politics

Peter Martin

Peter Martin is the Economics Editor for The Age.

Treasurer Scott Morrison has spruiked tax cuts but they could hurt the economy initially.

Company tax cut payoff will 'take years'

The Turnbull Government proposed company tax cut would cut national income for years before it boosted it and would never be self-funding, a new analysis from the Grattan Institute has found.

RBA governor Phil Lowe is unhappy with the prospect of continued low wages growth.

It's what they wanted, but it hurts

Low wage growth is what the Coalition wanted. Within weeks of being sworn in as employment minister in 2013 Eric Abetz warned "weak-kneed employers" not to cave in to unreasonable demands.