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Peter Martin is the Economics Editor for The Age.
Peter Martin Two years in the making the latest OECD report card on Australia reads like a message to the Abbott from his own advisers.
Peter Martin Sooner or later Joe Hockey is going to do what's needed. He is running out of other options.
Peter Martin Someone has to pay, and the Treasurer has determined that it won't be us. At least not yet.
Peter Martin The latest rundown on employment figures and what they mean doesn't make sense.
Peter Martin How can a $5 co-payment that excludes the young and those on benefits save just as much as a $7 co-payment that applies to everyone?
Peter Martin Tony Abbott has cut the size of the co-payment and he has excluded children and Australians on benefits, but he is still insisting on a co-payment, or as he puts it a “price signal”.
Peter Martin There's only one thing standing in the way of lower interest rates, and the Abbott government has just been handed a way to deal with it.
Peter Martin Treasurer Joe Hockey has told confirmed the weaker economy will lead to a writedown in revenues when the budget update is released in the middle of the month.
Peter Martin, Mark Kenny An unprecedented further cut in interest rates to levels never seen before in Australia is now virtually certain as the national economy sputters with dwindling growth and disposable incomes slipping...
Peter Martin After a year of finely judged inactivity, the Reserve Bank is stirring.
Peter Martin Reserve Bank governor Glenn Stevens thinks Australia went into recession during the 2008 financial crisis and he is sick of people saying it did not.
Peter Martin Australia has committed itself to business as usual in order to play its part in boosting the size of the global economy.
Peter Martin The G20 finance ministers meeting in Brisbane has endorsed plans for boosting the global economy that go well beyond their earlier of 2 per cent by 2019.
Peter Martin Dark days loom for Australia's coal industry if superpowers stick to agreement.
Peter Martin The perceived ''unfairness'' of Joe Hockey's first budget is partly to blame for a bleaker growth outlook for Australia than expected, an economist says.
Peter Martin The Bureau of Statistics has the jobs numbers back on track. It has reworked its seasonal adjustment process to remove the wild gyrations of recent months that had called into question the entire...
Peter Martin Peter Martin examines the case for and against the rise in excise on petrol.
Peter Martin An emission trading scheme will be weighed up alongside the Coalition's direct action plan.
Peter Martin Whitlam's critics say he wasn't an economist, but he was entitled to believe he didn't need to be. Aside from a brief recession at the start of the 1960s Australia had just experienced more than two...
Peter Martin As unlikely as it seems, wage earners would be big winners from a cut in company tax, the head of the Treasury says.