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Peter Martin is the Economics Editor for The Age.
Peter Martin Prepare to be shocked. On Thursday the Bureau of Statistics is likely to tell us that the unemployment rate has scaled new heights, climbing from 6.3 per cent to as much as 6.5 per cent.
Peter Martin A surprise Senate defeat will allow young Australians to continue to claim Newstart within days of losing work, after the Greens, Labor and most independents united to block a bill that would have...
Peter Martin Two years on from the Coalition's 2013 election victory, one of the three experts who "independently verified" its campaign costings has been found guilty of breaching auditing standards.
Peter Martin The Twin Peaks that reveal why Australia's economy is struggling.
Peter Martin The Australian dollar has dipped below 70 US cents twice in the last two days. Next time, it's set to stay below 70 and keep falling.
Peter Martin, John Thistleton Customers of Medibank Private will be free to use hospitals run by Calvary Health Care after agreement over a new contract
Mark Kenny, Peter Martin A former Treasury head has told a historic coalition of business, unions and welfare lobbyists that the equivalent of a recession is looming in the next decade unless Australia boosts productivity.
National Reform Summit: We are 'sleepwalking into a real mess', says ex-Treasury boss Martin Parkinson
Peter Martin Australians are "sleepwalking into a real mess", facing the equivalent of a recession in the next ten years as income growth looking far lower than officially forecast, the National Reform Summit has...
Peter Martin Why pick now, of all times, to cut income tax? Bracket creep - Joe Hockey's stated reason for wanting to cut rates - is at a record low.
Peter Martin and Gareth Hutchens State and territory treasurers have agreed to apply the GST to offshore sales into the Australian market.
Peter Martin State and Commonwealth treasurers meeting in Canberra are set to agree on a zero tax threshold for online purchases, a move that would subject all imported parcels to goods and services tax.
Peter Martin NSW and Victoria are at loggerheads going into Friday's tax reform meeting, with NSW wanting an increase in the GST, while Victoria wants a higher Medicare Levy.
Peter Martin Australia's last unexamined monopolies are about to face public scrutiny.
Peter Martin The giant Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal could be signed within days according to Australia's Trade Minister Andrew Robb. But he says if it's not, "the chances are it will fall apart".
Peter Martin It might not be the best time to ask for a pay rise. Wage growth has slumped to a record low. New figures from the Bureau of Statistics show wages grew by just 2.
Peter Martin Labor has opened the door to voting down the China Australia Free Trade Agreement saying it isn't satisfied it will protect Australian jobs.
Peter Martin The census is back by popular demand, and it happens a year from tonight.
Peter Martin The Reserve Bank has dramatically scaled down its forecast for unemployment, predicting the rate will quickly fall from the present 6.
Peter Martin Australians face their best chance of finding work since the election of the Abbott government in 2013 following a pickup in the jobs market.
Cut negative gearing, trim capital gains tax concession and save $9 billion, Parliamentary Budget Office says
Peter Martin Limiting negative gearing to new properties and cutting the discount on capital gains tax would save the budget $9 billion over four years, the Parliamentary Budget Office has found.