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Peter Martin is the Economics Editor for The Age.
Peter Martin Living without adult company and childless couples will become increasingly common, the ABS says.
Peter Martin The Treasury has disowned the contents of the Intergenerational Report being used by the government to claim that it is a better economic manager than Labor.
Peter Martin Just how is Tony Abbott going to do it?
Peter Martin Young people and Greens voters are responding well to Joe Hockey's push to allow first home buyers to get early access to super to buy houses.
Peter Martin Treasurer Joe Hockey was upstaged and shirtfronted on Q&A Monday night, but not by a member of the audience or the other of politics.
Peter Martin Not only are women rare at the top of big Australian companies, but men named Peter run more such companies than do women.
Peter Martin, James Massola The Intergenerational Report offers a glimpse into our grey-haired, female-friendly future.
Peter Martin The biggest economic challenge facing Australia in 40 years time will be a shortage of workers. The finances aren't nearly as challenging.
Peter Martin How much worse under Labor? The Intergenerational Report tells us that had Labor's programs continued uninterrupted, the deficit would have hit $534 billion by 2055.
Peter Martin The economy hasn't had a run as weak as this year's, yet after three straight quarters of exceedingly weak economic growth we are about to be told we've got to tighten our belts.
Peter Martin, James Massola Australia would have needed to lift its tax take by almost 50 per cent to meet Labor's long-term spending promises, Thursday's Intergenerational Report will show.
Peter Martin Australia's largest business organisation has called for the government to open up the negotiation of trade deals such as the Trans Pacific Partnership.
Peter Martin The proposed Trans Pacific Partnership is likely to push up the price of medicines, stop some Australians from taking their medicines and make it harder to restrict the sale of tobacco and alcohol, a...
Peter Martin, Gareth Hutchens The federal government is so concerned about the presentation of this week's Intergenerational Report that it has spent $380,000 on focus groups to test reactions.
Peter Martin The Australian Bureau of Statistics has claimed the census is less useful than widely believed, as a leading trade union launches an online petition to save it.
Peter Martin The Greens are offering the government a $13 billion budget saving. All it has to do is ditch its commitment not to touch superannuation before the next election.
Peter Martin, Mark Mulligan Don't even think about asking for that big pay rise.
Peter Martin, Gareth Hutchens The new head of Australia's Treasury is a fan of the Ronald Reagan tax cuts in the US, believes austerity has had a bad press and is wary about using government spending to stimulate the economy.
Gareth Hutchens and Peter Martin The new Treasury secretary, John Fraser, has dismissed concerns that so-called 'austerity' measures are necessarily harmful to economies, saying Britain has done exceptionally well since its...
Peter Martin An ancient relic or an essential tool for the 21st century? The government is considering abandoning next year's census to help the Bureau of Statistics fund other priorities.