Peter Martin, Chris Pash Tony Abbott says he won't change the GST in his first term. His frontbencher Christopher Pyne went further on Monday saying there would be no change to the GST in any Abbott government.
Peter Martin Kevin Rudd says the GST can be changed without the agreement of the states and territories,
Peter Martin Tony Abbott says he won't increase the Goods and Services Tax - but how easy would it be to hike the GST if he changed his mind?
Michael Koziol, Peter Martin The claim that there's no difference between Abbott and Rudd on school funding isn't quite true.
Peter Martin Coalition frontbencher Luke Hartsuyker says Kevin Rudd wants to “put his hand in the pockets of those people who have prudently saved".
Peter Martin Peter Martin investigates coalition claims that Labor's proposed levy on bank deposits is a tax on savers.
Michael Koziol and Peter Martin Could Tony Abbott really be planning to privatise schools?
Michael Koziol, Peter Martin Could Tony Abbott really be planning to privatise schools?
Peter Martin and Ellie Harvey It has been a big week for childcare. Kevin Rudd kicked off his campaign with a promise of $450 million in extra funding to improve childcare centres.
Peter Martin Opposition Leader Tony Abbott's pledge to create two million jobs has been rated as mostly false.
Peter Martin Tony Abbott is on safe ground when he says "Treasury believes if you reduce company tax, you increase pay, you increase GDP and you increase employment."
Peter Martin The claim
Peter Martin Anyone would think our cost of living was spiraling out of control.
Peter Martin Coalition's claim of an "emergency" rate cut is half true
Fact checker: The Coalition's specific number on soaring care costs based on bureaucracy are only "half true"
Peter Martin The Liberal Party's spokeswoman on childcare Sussan Ley has blamed bureaucracy for rising childcare fees. And she is very specific.
Peter Martin False. Labor's $70 billion black hole claim.
Peter Martin Now we know. Since May the budget's been bleeding red ink.
Mark Kenny and Peter Martin Australia's banks will suffer as the country's teetering car industry finds itself among the few direct winners from a Friday mini-budget designed to reframe Labor's economic pitch and clear the...
Mark Kenny, Peter Martin Banks will suffer as Australia's teetering car industry finds itself among the few direct winners from a mini-budget on Friday designed to re-frame Labor's economic pitch and clear the decks for an...
Mark Kenny, Peter Martin Series of four 12.5 per cent annual increases planned for Federal Tobacco Excise.