Peter Martin, Matt Wade The Australian dollar has hit a new high for the year and financial markets are betting on higher interest rates after a shock unemployment result suggested the jobs market had turned the corner.
Peter Martin Australians are leaving NSW for Victoria at a record rate.
Peter Martin The age pension is approaching $20,000. The latest increase, to $19,916, opens up the widest gap yet between the single pension and the single Newstart unemployment allowance of $13,273.
Peter Martin Trust is the most important commodity apart from minerals that Australia has to offer consumers overseas, an assessment of growth opportunities has found.
Peter Martin The government plans to introduce legislation aimed at neutering parts of Labor's financial advice reforms on Wednesday under the cover of the Prime Minister's statement on red tape reduction.
Peter Martin Qantas and a key shareholder in Virgin Australia are skirting the law in their apparent attempts to negotiate a truce over prices and capacity, Australia's top competition regulator has warned.
Peter Martin, Matt Wade Treasurer Joe Hockey has committed Australia to an economic growth rate of 3 per cent, well above the official forecast of 2.
Peter Martin The G20 finance ministers communique is actually weaker than the Kyoto Protocol.
Peter Martin World finance minsters and government bankers begin the G20 finance meeting in Sydney. Economics correspondent Peter Martin reports.
Peter Martin Don't believe what you've heard. Wages are barely climbing. The Bureau of Statistics compiles the only reliable measure, and it came out on Wednesday.
James Massola and Peter Martin There is something of the crazy-brave in the hard line on industry assistance the Abbott government is taking
Peter Martin The author of a key study used by the soft drink industry to contend that sugar is harmless has admitted it might be flawed.
Peter Martin Within minutes of Treasurer Joe Hockey declaring an end to ''the age of entitlement'' on Monday, assistant Infrastructure Minister Jamie Briggs stood on a highway on the outskirts of Hobart and...
Peter Martin Australia has been accused of failing to defend its historic plain packaging tobacco legislation, with one report from Singapore talks describing Australia as a ‘‘constant stumbling block’’ to other...
Peter Martin Australia is in the box seat to crack the US sugar market, leaked trade documents show. But, in return, it may have to allow US companies to sue Australian governments in international tribunals, a...
Peter Martin The budget update to be unveiled next week will forecast a deficit of about $40 billion.
Peter Martin The government has refused to give the Senate access to the secret text of the trade deal it is negotiating in Singapore.
Peter Martin Australians would be denied access to superannuation and the aged pension until they turned 70 under a radical plan that goes far beyond one proposed by the Productivity Commission late last week.
Peter Martin Australians would be denied access to both superannuation and the age pension until they turned 70 under a radical plan that goes far beyond the one proposed by the Productivity Commission last week.
Peter Martin Sydney and Melbourne will each house 7 million people by 2060; Australia might house 42 million. By then 58 per cent of the population will be in their 50s or older, and importantly 51 per cent of...