Peter Martin Australia's big four banks are in an excellent position to pass on all of the latest 0.25 per cent interest rate cut, the Reserve Bank says.
Peter Martin THE Gillard government has asked public servants to search for fresh spending cuts in the lead-up to Christmas in a new attempt to achieve a 2012-13 budget surplus.
Peter Martin The Gillard government has asked public servants to search for fresh spending cuts in the lead-up to Christmas in a new attempt to achieve a 2012-13 budget surplus.
Peter Martin There is a 'compelling' case for boosting the $245-a-week Newstart unemployment allowance, according to the man who chaired the Senate inquiry.
Peter Martin THREE of the Coalition's tax policies will cost Australian businesses an extraordinary $4.57 billion in their first full year of operation, a Treasury analysis has found.
Peter Martin The Coalition's tax policies will cost Australian businesses $4.57 billion in their first full year of operation, according to the Commonwealth Treasury.
Peter Martin Ross Garnaut lambasts Australian executives for destroying shareholders' funds in the blind belief that China's demand for Australia's big three mining exports would keep climbing.
Peter Martin Far from being squeezed, working Australians are better off than ever, latest figures show.
Peter Martin Far from making Australia more dynamic, the mining boom seems to have pushed us back into our shells.
Peter Martin Western Australian Liberal Party council urges members to break ranks and back government bill.
Matt Wade, Craig Butt, Peter Martin IF THE next 10 years are like the past 10, changes to the private health insurance rebate means families with health cover will get about 30 per cent less in total rebates by 2022 than they would...
Peter Martin First official consumer price figures show far lower impact than predicted by Treasury.
Peter Martin THE government needs export prices to stop falling if it is to have any hope of painlessly delivering its promised budget surplus.
Peter Martin Workers who get a tax advantage sacrificing their salaries for tickets to events such as V8 Supercar races are among those who will bear the brunt of billions of dollars of budget cutbacks to be...
Peter Martin, Canberra Labor stronghold swings sharply to the Liberal Party with key Labor ministers including the Attorney-General at risk of losing their seats.
Peter Martin WORKERS who get a tax advantage by sacrificing their salaries for tickets to events such as V8 supercar races are among those who will bear the brunt of billions of dollars of budget cutbacks to be...
Peter Martin The federal government is facing a massive challenge to meet its promise to deliver a budget surplus, next week's budget update will reveal.
Peter Martin NEXT week's budget update will reveal spending cuts and revenue measures worth an extraordinary $4 billion this financial year - a task made all the more difficult by the fact the year has only eight...
Phillip Coorey and Peter Martin The federal government will release its midyear budget update next week.
Phillip Coorey, Peter Martin THE government is set to release its midyear budget update next week, prompting accusations it is bringing the document forward to avoid factoring in worsening revenue predictions and jeopardising...