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Peter Martin is the Economics Editor for The Age.
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.
Peter Martin The most important finding of the Productivity Commission's workplace relations inquiry is perhaps the most surprising, given how keen the government was to set it up: "Australia's recent labour...
Peter Martin The giant Trans-Pacific trade talks were in danger of breaking up without agreement as the United States withdrew an offer it had previously made to Australia on dairy access and gave no ground on...
Peter Martin Leaked details of the Trans Pacific Partnership talks underway in Hawaii suggest that government-owned firms such as Australia Post, the Clean Energy Finance Corporation and the National Broadband...
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.