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Peter Martin is the Economics Editor for The Age.
Peter Martin More than seven out of ten Australians on unemployment benefits have been out of work for more than a year. The total is a big jump from six out of ten three years ago.
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...
Gareth Hutchens, Peter Martin Researchers have attacked the Bureau of Statistics' plan to start publishing Australia's national census every decade, rather than every five years, saying the census is the envy of other developed...
Too much tax? Middle income Australians pay 11 cents in the dollar, says the Australian Council of Social Service
Peter Martin Australians pay far less tax than they believe a new report finds, and certainly far less tax than the Treasurer thinks they do.
Peter Martin New Year's resolutions are ridiculous.
Peter Martin John Fraser says he felt he had little choice when approached a few months ago in London about running Australia's treasury.
Peter Martin The Sydney Morning Herald begins a new chapter in its political polling on Monday morning in partnership with Ipsos, one of the world's leading research firms.
Peter Martin and Gareth Hutchens Low income earners will be hit the hardest by changes to superannuation pushed through parliament this week after an agreement between Clive Palmer and the Abbott government, a new analysis shows.
Peter Martin and Jessica Gardner Mum-and-dad investors and superannuation funds will soon own the bulk of Australia's biggest private health insurer following the government's decision to dispose of Medibank Private by Christmas.
Peter Martin and Jessica Gardner Mum and dad investors and superannuation funds will soon own the bulk of Australia's biggest private health fund following a decision by the government to sell Medibank Private by Christmas.
Peter Martin Fair compensation or job killer? The government has penalty rates in its sights, with one minister claiming it has become impossible to dine at his favourite restaurant on New Year’s Eve.
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 The carbon tax will be repealed within days after a breakthrough in talks between the government and cross bench senators who were concerned at what they believed were draconian provisions in the...
Peter Martin The federal Treasury is to lose its two top officials in coming months.
Peter Martin Energy specialist Lucy Carter of the Grattan Institute outlined the horror scenario for suppliers.
Clancy Yeates and Peter Martin The Reserve Bank has warned home owners that "people should not assume that prices always rise" when deciding to buy property.
Peter Martin Australia’s convict past has been evoked as an explanation for why so few Australian women make it to the top in politics or in business.
Peter Martin A tidal shift in the jobs market has seen mining supplanted by aged care and even manufacturing as job vacancies in the west vanish and are replaced by new vacant jobs in Australia's east.
Peter Martin The Northern Territory is a lot like North Carolina, Queensland like Western Norway and the Australian Capital Territory like New Hampshire.