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Peter Martin is the Economics Editor for The Age.
Peter Martin Wages are climbing at their slowest pace this century, yet few Australians seem concerned.
Peter Martin Australia's legal bill for defending its cigarette plain packaging legislation is set to hit $50 million as it battles to contain a case brought by tobacco giant Philip Morris before a tribunal in...
Peter Martin Decisions on "politically sensitive" spending could put the AAA rating at risk.
Peter Martin Away from Sydney, inflation is ridiculously low.
Peter Martin State treasurers will be asked to subject almost all imported parcels to goods and services tax under a dramatic proposal that would cut the GST-free threshold from $1000 to just $20.
Peter Martin On the eve of negotiations expected to finalise a the giant Trans Pacific free trade agreement with 11 of Australia's neighbours the department of foreign affairs has revealed that none of...
Peter Martin Melbourne house prices are set to fall 9 per cent, while Sydney prices continue to rise then hold their value, analysis finds.
Peter Martin Declaring Australia "overly complacent" and warning that his remarks could cause trouble, the head of the treasury has called for a fresh wave of industrial relations reform, for spending cuts deep...
Peter Martin Despite fears of a property bubble, Australian house prices are 30 per cent undervalued - the widest such gap in three decades, updated research conducted within the Reserve Bank has found.
Peter Martin Don't sweat the small stuff. If Greece vanished today, the global financial system would scarcely notice.
Peter Martin Victoria has overtaken Western Australia to become Australia's fastest-growing state while Melbourne is its biggest-growing city.
Peter Martin The head of Tony Abbott's Commission of Audit has broken ranks with the Prime Minister on the question of superannuation, saying it's time to ask whether the multi-billion dollar system of tax...
Peter Martin The top fifth of households earn as much as the bottom fifth on average, new research shows, but that's only the start of it.
Peter Martin Access to the pension will become harder than the government has conceded under its deal reached with the Greens, a new analysis finds.
Peter Martin Chinese companies will gain the right to sue Australian governments in international tribunals under an agreement that will eventually allow 95 per cent of Australian goods exports to enter China...
Peter Martin Labor's position on pensions makes no sense, until you see the bigger picture.
Peter Martin The Reserve Bank has warned of even higher home prices, saying stocks of unsold land suitable for development in Sydney and parts of other cities are getting "unusually low".
Peter Martin The Reserve Bank governor is getting desperate. After months of hinting the Abbott government wasn't doing enough to lift the economy, Glenn Stevens has come right out and said it.
Peter Martin Would-be owner-occupiers have become a minority in a housing market they once dominated.
Peter Martin A maturing of the mining boom and a surge in home building have pushed Australia's economic growth rate to one of the fastest in the developed world, impelling treasurer Joe Hockey to castigate as...