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Peter Martin is the Economics Editor for The Age.
Peter Martin Malevolent? Treasurer Joe Hockey says Fairfax Media's reporting of the budget has been sometimes ''quite malevolent''.
Tom Allard and Peter Martin Treasury analysis obtained by Fairfax Media confirms the critics - poor families are hit harder than rich ones.
Peter Martin Red tape? It's only just begun. Forcing job seekers to apply for 40 jobs each per month will bombard employers with more than 1 million applications per day, every working day of every year.
Peter Martin Red tape? It's only just begun. Forcing job-seekers to apply for 40 jobs each per month will bombard employers with more than 1 million applications per day, every working day of every year.
Peter Martin Ask the minister responsible to explain Australia's present system of support for childcare and she can't.
Peter Martin The good news is that without the carbon tax you won’t be paying $100 for a Sunday roast. But you never did.
Peter Martin and Clancy Yeates The Financial System Inquiry has proposed a revolution in Australia's superannuation system that would banish high fees and force Australians to take more super as income rather than lump sums.
Peter Martin The carbon tax will be repealed within days after a breakthrough in talks between the government and crossbench senators who were concerned at what they believed were draconian provisions in the...
Peter Martin The Coalition is reaping what it sowed. It has repeatedly treated Parliament with contempt in its effort to neuter parts of Labor's law before they had full force on July 1.
Peter Martin The Coalition is reaping what it sowed. It has repeatedly treated the Parliament with contempt in its effort to neuter parts of Labor's financial advice laws before they had full force on July 1.
Peter Martin The federal Treasury is to lose its two top officials in coming months.
Clancy Yeates and Peter Martin The Reserve Bank has warned home owners that "people should not assume that prices always rise" when deciding to buy property.
Peter Martin The government's plan to deregulate universities is "a crime" and the move for co-payments for medical services is "absurd" in the view of visiting Nobel prize-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz.
Tony Abbott's changes to universities and health 'a crime, absurd', says Nobel Prize winning economist Joseph Stiglitz
Peter Martin Government's plan to deregulate universities is 'a crime' and its plan to require co-payments for medical services is 'absurd' in the view of visiting Nobel prize winner Joseph Stiglitz.
Peter Martin Treasury boss Martin Parkinson says the case for tax reform is now urgent, with changes to the GST part of the mix.
Peter Martin When someone is proud of what they have done they make an announcement. When someone is not, they keep quiet.
Peter Martin A tidal shift in the jobs market has seen mining supplanted by aged care and even manufacturing as job vacancies in the west vanish and are replaced by new vacant jobs in Australia's east.
Peter Martin If Clive Palmer gets his way, the architecture of Australia's emissions trading scheme will stay in place.
Peter Martin Clive has saved the furniture. If he gets his way (and he is almost certain to), the architecture of the emissions trading scheme will stay in place.
Peter Martin The Greens have missed the chance to revive Australia's sole long-standing pollution tax.