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Peter Martin is the Economics Editor for The Age.
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.
Peter Martin Australians are paying an extraordinary $20 billion per year in superannuation fees, about three times as much as they need to, the Commonwealth Treasury says.
Peter Martin The Commonwealth Treasury has entered the debate over cigarette sales, publishing previously secret information that shows sales falling since the introduction of graphic health warnings and plain...
Peter Martin The Commonwealth Treasury has entered the debate over cigarette sales.
Peter Martin Secret international financial services negotiations will open up new opportunities for Australian businesses in Asia, the government says.
Peter Martin The most shocking thing about the leaked draft of the Trade in Services Agreement is the innocuously named ''dispute settlement'' provision.
Peter Martin Once Australia's second-biggest provider of new jobs, the mining industry has shrunk to become barely significant as an employer.
Peter Martin The most shocking thing about the leaked draft of the Trade in Services Agreement is the innocuously named ''Dispute Settlement'' provision.
Peter Martin It's the best-remembered phrase of the budget - and it wasn't even in the budget.
Peter Martin A Coalition-chaired Senate inquiry has raised doubts about a Coalition plan to water down Labor's financial advice reform laws.
Peter Martin So slowly have wages been rising and so fast has productivity been climbing that the Reserve Bank says it's cheaper to make things in Australia than it was two years ago.
Peter Martin The government is expected to move quickly to water down Labor's financial advice laws following the conclusion of an 11-week Senate inquiry.
Peter Martin and Judith Ireland The government has promised not to gag the welfare sector as it has outlined plans to shrink the number of payments and supplements from 75 to as few as four.