Peter Martin Labor minister Bill Shorten says he has rejected approaches from party powerbrokers who want him to shift his support Julia Gillard to Kevin Rudd.
Peter Martin It's as audacious as a raid could be. In order to find $100 million to extend dam walls in Sydney and Brisbane, the Gillard government is raiding the equivalent of its coffee jar.
Peter Martin In launching a new school literacy program the Prime Minister, Julia Gillard, appears to have committed a statistical howler.
Peter Martin In launching a new school literacy program Prime Minister Julia Gillard appears to have committed a statistical howler.
Peter Martin THE Treasurer, Wayne Swan, defied objections from the Reserve Bank governor and siphoned half the central bank's profits into the budget bottom line to fulfil his political commitment to achieve a...
Peter Martin Treasurer siphoned half the central bank's profits into the Budget bottom line.
Peter Martin Collapsing commodity prices have hit BHP Billiton and Rio Tinto so badly that if the government had stuck with the original version of its mining tax, it would be up for billions.
Peter Martin The Prime Minister is to paint herself as a leader capable of making tough choices, saying only Labor would be prepared to take $1 billion from the richest companies to fund a job-creation plan for...
Peter Martin A profits squeeze of historic proportions lies behind the government's deteriorating budget position, according to the federal Treasury, which says things have not been as bad since the global...
Peter Martin A profits squeeze of historic proportions lies behind the government's deteriorating budget position according to the federal Treasury, which says things have not been as bad since the global...
Peter Martin COALITION voters are suddenly confident about the economy, moving clearly into positive territory for the first time in two years.
Peter Martin Supporters of the Coalition are suddenly confident about the economy, moving clearly into positive territory for the first time in two years.
Peter Martin Gathered on one side of the cabinet table were the newly-installed Prime Minister Julia Gillard, her Treasurer Wayne Swan and her Resources Minister Martin Ferguson.
Peter Martin The select few Australians earning more than $290,000 per annum - a mere 1 per cent of the workforce - rake in an astounding $2 billion in superannuation tax concessions between them, according to...
Mark Kenny, Peter Martin Labor is considering a plan to increase the tax rate on superannuation earnings for the wealthy after ruling out imposing a new tax on super payouts.
Judith Ireland and Peter Martin The Greens and the Coalition have upped the ante in their bid to see the details of the amount raised by the mining tax.
Judith Ireland, Peter Martin The Greens and the Coalition will attempt to compel the Tax Commissioner to release previously secret details of the amount raised by the new mining tax when the Senate resumes Wednesday.
Peter Martin The Reserve Bank board is set to take a breather on Tuesday after slicing almost $2000 from the annual cost of servicing a typical mortgage over the past year.
Peter Martin Harsh penalties for violating websites' terms of service are hugely out of all proportion.
Peter Martin You sign up for a web service. You violate the terms and conditions. What's the worst that could happen?