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Peter Martin is the Economics Editor for The Age.
Peter Martin The top fifth of households earn as much as the bottom fifth on average, new research shows, but that's only the start of it.
Peter Martin Access to the pension will become harder than the government has conceded under its deal reached with the Greens, a new analysis finds.
Peter Martin Chinese companies will gain the right to sue Australian governments in international tribunals under an agreement that will eventually allow 95 per cent of Australian goods exports to enter China...
Peter Martin Labor's position on pensions makes no sense, until you see the bigger picture.
Peter Martin The Reserve Bank has warned of even higher home prices, saying stocks of unsold land suitable for development in Sydney and parts of other cities are getting "unusually low".
Peter Martin The Reserve Bank governor is getting desperate. After months of hinting the Abbott government wasn't doing enough to lift the economy, Glenn Stevens has come right out and said it.
Peter Martin Would-be owner-occupiers have become a minority in a housing market they once dominated.
Peter Martin A maturing of the mining boom and a surge in home building have pushed Australia's economic growth rate to one of the fastest in the developed world, impelling treasurer Joe Hockey to castigate as...
Peter Martin The budget will cost a two-parent family with two primary school children on $60,000 around $84 per week, a new analysis reveals.
Peter Martin Tony Abbott's intervention couldn't have been more poorly timed.
Peter Martin, Gareth Hutchens Australia's banks face an inquiry into their credit card interest rates after a Senate committee was told that when official interest rates go up, credit card users get hit with 112 per cent of the...
Peter Martin Two weeks after the budget, Australia's economic outlook is bleak.
Peter Martin Treasurer Joe Hockey has made policy on the run on the ABC's Q&A program, undertaking to ask the state treasurers to consider exempting women's sanitary products from the GST and undercutting his...
Peter Martin Criminalising the behaviour of women who do as the law intended to get paid parental leave? Nice one, Tony.
Peter Martin The top 10 per cent of Australian earners took home an extraordinary 29.7 per cent of Australian income in 2012, the highest proportion on record.
Peter Martin How can you spend $3.5 billion on child care when you're already $45 billion in deficit? By waiting until you're in nothing like as much deficit, that's how.
Peter Martin A few years back Coca-Cola decided to enter the energy drink market. It developed a product called Mother that was so bad that 8 out of 10 consumers said they hated the taste.
Peter Martin By the time their accountants had finished with them they reported losing a combined $12.8 million.
Peter Martin Including the family home in the pension assets test could be a political plus if handled properly, a new report suggests.
Peter Martin The Tax Commissioner says publishing taxpayers' personal details would be "unprecedented", the treasurer says "confidentiality of taxpayer information has been a key feature of Australia's taxation...