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Peter Martin is the Economics Editor for The Age.
Peter Martin Treasurer Joe Hockey wants to take upon himself the power to set superannuation contributions, introducing a bill that would give him control over the rate rather than Parliament.
Peter Martin Cigarette taxes will jump by a hefty 13.7 per cent on Monday, the second of four outsized increases in as many years.
Peter Martin Here's the good news. The Renewable Energy Target has been a success. Here's the bad news. It's been so successful the panel wants to wind it back.
Peter Martin Cost benefit review finds Labor's NBN expensive, late and and over engineered.
Matthew Knott, Peter Martin Abbott government's pared-back broadband plan is three times more cost effective than Labor's ambitious scheme and would leave Australians $16 billion better off, according to the first independent...
Peter Martin Mathias Cormann is two-thirds right, but there's an alternative to cutting spending and boosting taxes.
Peter Martin The head of the Treasury likes to tell a story about redheads. Or he used to, until he found himself telling it to Julia Gillard.
Peter Martin, James Massola The independent Parliamentary Budget Office has called into question claims health spending is spiralling out of control, noting government spending is projected to grow in line with the economy over...
Peter Martin Australians are in for much larger tax bills and slower income growth, and with hindsight the budget has been sold wrongly, the head of the Treasury has told a gathering of Canberra economists.
Peter Martin Wages rises have been so low over the past year that most workers have gone backwards.
Peter Martin The Treasurer has made a big mistake. ''Higher-income households pay half their income in tax,'' Joe Hockey told Channel Nine this week while defending his budget.
Peter Martin Malevolent? The Treasurer says Fairfax Media's reporting of the budget has been sometimes 'quite malevolent'.
Peter Martin Malevolent? Treasurer Joe Hockey says Fairfax Media's reporting of the budget has been sometimes ''quite malevolent''.
Tom Allard and Peter Martin Treasury analysis obtained by Fairfax Media confirms the critics - poor families are hit harder than rich ones.
Peter Martin Red tape? It's only just begun. Forcing job seekers to apply for 40 jobs each per month will bombard employers with more than 1 million applications per day, every working day of every year.
Peter Martin Red tape? It's only just begun. Forcing job-seekers to apply for 40 jobs each per month will bombard employers with more than 1 million applications per day, every working day of every year.
Peter Martin Ask the minister responsible to explain Australia's present system of support for childcare and she can't.
Peter Martin The good news is that without the carbon tax you won’t be paying $100 for a Sunday roast. But you never did.
Peter Martin and Clancy Yeates The Financial System Inquiry has proposed a revolution in Australia's superannuation system that would banish high fees and force Australians to take more super as income rather than lump sums.
Peter Martin The carbon tax will be repealed within days after a breakthrough in talks between the government and crossbench senators who were concerned at what they believed were draconian provisions in the...