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Peter Martin is the Economics Editor for The Age.
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.
Peter Martin Abbott promised 1 million new jobs in five years. At this rate he'll have them in seven months.
Peter Martin Lifting compulsory super contributions to 12 per cent was perhaps the dumbest idea Labor had.
Peter Martin So confident was the Coalition that it could fire up the economy on winning office that it believed the mere act of getting elected would do much of the work.
Peter Martin A "beautiful set of numbers" were the words used by former treasurer Paul Keating to describe the December 1989 national accounts. A few months later the economy slid into recession.
Peter Martin, Gareth Hutchens Low income earners will be hit the hardest by changes to superannuation pushed through parliament this week after an agreement between Clive Palmer and the Abbott government, a new analysis shows.
Peter Martin We've dodged a bullet. Had compulsory super contributions climbed as legislated Australian workers would have lost 0.5 per cent of wages from their next increase, 0.
Peter Martin Treasurer Joe Hockey wants to take upon himself the power to set superannuation contributions, introducing a bill that would give him control over the rate rather than Parliament.
Peter Martin Cigarette taxes will jump by a hefty 13.7 per cent on Monday, the second of four outsized increases in as many years.
Peter Martin Here's the good news. The Renewable Energy Target has been a success. Here's the bad news. It's been so successful the panel wants to wind it back.
Peter Martin Cost benefit review finds Labor's NBN expensive, late and and over engineered.
Matthew Knott, Peter Martin Abbott government's pared-back broadband plan is three times more cost effective than Labor's ambitious scheme and would leave Australians $16 billion better off, according to the first independent...
Peter Martin Mathias Cormann is two-thirds right, but there's an alternative to cutting spending and boosting taxes.
Peter Martin The head of the Treasury likes to tell a story about redheads. Or he used to, until he found himself telling it to Julia Gillard.
Peter Martin, James Massola The independent Parliamentary Budget Office has called into question claims health spending is spiralling out of control, noting government spending is projected to grow in line with the economy over...
Peter Martin Australians are in for much larger tax bills and slower income growth, and with hindsight the budget has been sold wrongly, the head of the Treasury has told a gathering of Canberra economists.
Peter Martin Wages rises have been so low over the past year that most workers have gone backwards.
Peter Martin The Treasurer has made a big mistake. ''Higher-income households pay half their income in tax,'' Joe Hockey told Channel Nine this week while defending his budget.