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Peter Martin is the Economics Editor for The Age.
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...
Peter Martin The budget will cost a two-parent family with two primary school children on $60,000 around $84 per week, a new analysis reveals.
Peter Martin Tony Abbott's intervention couldn't have been more poorly timed.
Peter Martin, Gareth Hutchens Australia's banks face an inquiry into their credit card interest rates after a Senate committee was told that when official interest rates go up, credit card users get hit with 112 per cent of the...
Peter Martin Two weeks after the budget, Australia's economic outlook is bleak.
Peter Martin Treasurer Joe Hockey has made policy on the run on the ABC's Q&A program, undertaking to ask the state treasurers to consider exempting women's sanitary products from the GST and undercutting his...
Peter Martin Criminalising the behaviour of women who do as the law intended to get paid parental leave? Nice one, Tony.
Peter Martin The top 10 per cent of Australian earners took home an extraordinary 29.7 per cent of Australian income in 2012, the highest proportion on record.
Peter Martin How can you spend $3.5 billion on child care when you're already $45 billion in deficit? By waiting until you're in nothing like as much deficit, that's how.
Peter Martin A few years back Coca-Cola decided to enter the energy drink market. It developed a product called Mother that was so bad that 8 out of 10 consumers said they hated the taste.
Peter Martin By the time their accountants had finished with them they reported losing a combined $12.8 million.
Peter Martin Including the family home in the pension assets test could be a political plus if handled properly, a new report suggests.
Peter Martin The Tax Commissioner says publishing taxpayers' personal details would be "unprecedented", the treasurer says "confidentiality of taxpayer information has been a key feature of Australia's taxation...
Peter Martin Five weeks out from the budget, the head of the Treasury has called for a "fundamental rethink" of the links between superannuation, pensions, housing and the welfare system.
Peter Martin New research commissioned in the lead-up to the federal budget suggests the government could raise an extra $2 billion by simply providing a floor under the tax concessions claimed by Australia's...
Peter Martin The Reserve Bank hasn't put away the knife.
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Peter Martin The Reserve Bank has kept rates on hold at 2.25% the Age's economics editor Peter Martin explains why.
Peter Martin Eight health and community organisations have written to Trade Minister Andrew Robb expressing "grave concerns" about the latest leaked draft of the nearly concluded Trans Pacific Partnership trade...
Peter Martin Easter has become sacred even for the non-religious and the non-Christian.