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Peter Martin is the Economics Editor for The Age.
Peter Martin Labor has flatly rejected co-operating with the Coalition on boosting the goods and services tax, whatever the outcome of next year's tax white paper and negotiations with the states.
Peter Martin There's more to Malcolm Turnbull's reshuffle than a change of ministers. There has also been change in the nature of ministries.
Mark Kenny, Peter Martin Malcolm Turnbull is facing a perfect storm in coming weeks with unhappiness in the party room over the dropping of "big "C" conservatives threatening to boil over.
Peter Martin The Reserve Bank says it's "content" with the level of interest rates and increasingly content with the state of housing market.
Peter Martin Joe Hockey has concluded his first and only financial year as treasurer with a budget outcome $8 billion worse than forecast.
Peter Martin Assistant Treasurer Josh Frydenberg has raised the prospect of the Turnbull government taking an increase in the goods and services tax to the next election.
Peter Martin Defending his record in what may be one of his last days as Treasurer, Joe Hockey told Parliament on Tuesday that the Australian economy was $68 billion bigger than when it had been entrusted into...
Peter Martin Tony Abbott is set to go off into the sunset with an annual pension of $307,542 per year.
Peter Martin Malcolm Turnbull has promised to tell us the truth. He says he is offering a new style of leadership that "respects people's intelligence, that explains complex issues and then sets out a course of...
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.