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...
Sketch, Tony Wright, Peter Martin ''Stop the waste,'' Tony Abbott cried endlessly during the federal election, and then made a great show of moving into a little room in Canberra's Australian Police College for $110 a night rather...
Daniel Hurst Peter Martin Australia's system of childcare rebates and benefits has been singled out as perhaps the world's most complicated as an inquiry begins to investigate adopting a New Zealand scheme to support nannies.
Peter Martin Aggressive cuts in interest rates, a dramatically lower dollar and wage freezes for the lowest paid are part of a radical manifesto being put forward by economist Ross Garnaut.
Peter Martin If ''statistical indicators tell us who we are'', as the head of the Bureau of Statistics said when launching its latest project, we are healthier and better educated, but no more trusting.
Peter Martin In public the Australian government is on the side of consumers. Yet behind closed doors it is siding with the US government to block them at every turn.