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Peter Martin is the Economics Editor for The Age.
Peter Martin Treasury is considering a universal cap on income tax deductions that would apply to negative gearing as well as employment-related expenses such as self education, transport, union fees and...
Peter Martin The most shocking thing in the treasury analysis delivered to Scott Morrison on January 25 isn't the finding that a cut in income tax funded by a lift in the goods and services tax would boost the...
Peter Martin, Gareth Hutchens The government is paying private consultants $440,000 to model the effects of tax changes in an exercise the head of the Treasury says shouldn't be taken too literally.
Peter Martin Treasury secretary John Fraser has played down the reliability of economic modelling due to be released by the government to help guide the tax debate.
Mark Kenny, Peter Martin Longstanding tax breaks for superannuation contributions and investment properties are in the frame as the Turnbull government scrambles for alternative revenue sources to fund vote-winning income...
Peter Martin Treasurer Scott Morrison has conceded that an increase in the GST is extremely unlikely, saying it means the May budget will have room for only small income tax cuts.
Peter Martin Of all the questionable claims in the tax debate, the biggest it's that it's been a debate.
Peter Martin and Nicole Hasham Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has all but ruled out a cut in income tax funded by an increase in the GST and has instead challenged state governments to impose land taxes in order to cut stamp...
Peter Martin The tax white paper is dead. So too (most probably) is an increase in the GST.
Peter Martin What's left to reform if Morison's push for a 15 per cent GST goes south?
Peter Martin A further downturn in China would leave Australia at risk, without sufficient tools to avoid a recession, one of Australia's leading forecasters says.
Peter Martin It's easier to find a job than it has been in years.
Fergus Hunter and Peter Martin United States Ambassador to Australia John Berry has said he expects Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull to argue the case for the "critical" Trans-Pacific Partnership when he visits the US next week,...
Peter Martin Australia stands to gain almost nothing from the mega trade deal sealed with eleven other nations including United States, Japan, and Singapore, the first comprehensive economic analysis finds.
Peter Martin A government frontbencher has all but killed a proposal to apply capital gains tax to the sale of luxury homes by ruling it out before the Coalition even considered it.
Peter Martin As many as one in four users of private health insurance have had a claim refused, a shocking new survey finds.
Peter Martin Labor has asked the Auditor General to investigate the Turnbull government's entire road construction program after a revelation that up to $18 million of it is to be diverted into advertising.
Peter Martin New Treasurer faces several headwinds that threaten the economy in the short and long term.
Peter Martin It's looking like we'll never see a surplus. The first Hockey budget said we would get one in 2018-19. The second said it it would happen in 2019-20.
Peter Martin Scott Morrison has learnt well from Joe Hockey, Chris Bowen and Wayne Swan.