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Peter Martin is the Economics Editor for The Age.
Peter Martin The Reserve Bank is optimistic about the economy going into the budget, predicting a return to economic health in as little as a year, far sooner than the treasurer Joe Hockey.
Peter Martin Of course the government should push up the petrol excise.
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Peter Martin "Australia has a serious spending problem." Say it often enough and you'll believe it. Treasurer Joe Hockey has.
Peter Martin States would be free to set their own income tax rates again and would offer different minimum wages under measures proposed by the Commission of Audit designed to rekindle intrastate competition.
Peter Martin What's missing? Tax. The Commission of Audit decided not to consider it. That meant also not considering something more fundamental: Tax
James Massola, Mark Kenny, Peter Martin States would have the power to levy income tax, all patients would pay $15 co-payments to visit a doctor, everyone would pay more for medicines, and family payments would be slashed under a...
Peter Martin and Mark Kenny Tony Abbott's Commission of Audit has recommended massive cuts to the size of government, with whole agencies to be abolished, privatised, or devolved to the states, in what would be the biggest...
Peter Martin Surgeons, financial market dealers and mining engineers will be among those most likely to pay the temporary deficit reduction levy being considered for the May budget.
Peter Martin and Gareth Hutchens The notion that pensioners are about to become a burden on Australian workers is ridiculed in a research paper.
Peter Martin The government should take control of default super funds and award contracts by tender after a study showed invisible fees were forcing Australians to pay twice as much as they should to their...
Peter Martin s the cost of the pension really soaring beyond control? Or is that just the sort of talk we hear in the lead-up to every tough budget? Isn't the cost of superannuation growing even faster? And why...
Peter Martin There is a budget crisis, but it isn’t coming from where the Treasurer is telling us to look.
Peter Martin Faced with a choice between ramping up tax or bearing down on spending, Joe Hockey has opted to stifle spending.
Peter Martin Faced with a choice between increasing taxes or bearing down on spending, Joe Hockey has opted to stifle spending.His target is unprecedented - to limit annual spending growth of 1.
Mark Kenny and Peter Martin The federal government's tightly held Commission of Audit report will be released publicy within days.
Peter Martin Badgerys Creek will take a lot of work to build and will generate what the government says will be 60,000 permanent jobs by 2060, but it will not be much of an airport – at least not at first.
Peter Martin Within weeks of taking office treasurer Joe Hockey commissioned a Productivity Commission inquiry into the funding of infrastructure.
Superannuation: Retirees poorly served by system, says Centre of Excellence in Population Ageing Research
Peter Martin So poorly are retirees served by the super system that Australia's leading longevity research organisation is suggesting the government step in and offer policies of its own through Australia Post.
Peter Martin The Australian dollar has hit a new high for the year and financial markets are betting on higher interest rates after a shock unemployment result suggested the jobs market had turned a corner.