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?
Peter Martin Economics correspondent Peter Martin doesn't expect economics to dominate this year's federal election campaign.
Peter Martin Australia's jobs market is on the slide with layoffs and unusually weak public service recruitment providing a sobering start to the year.
Peter Martin Months after Labor's mining tax, its carbon tax and its fourth successive budget deficit, Australia has been given the tick of approval by the world's biggest fund manager.
Peter Martin Have you heard about the trick they use in fruit shops? If they want to make money from a large load of lettuce they divide it into two.
Peter Martin Retailers know an easy target when they see one and, unfortunately, that's us.
Peter Martin An unexpected surge in the global iron ore price has put the budget surplus back within reach.
Jonathan Swan, Peter Martin THE former prime minister, John Howard, has rejected the charge that his government spent wastefully, saying ''the reason Australia dodged the global downturn was due to the strong fiscal position of...
Jonathan Swan and Peter Martin Former prime minister John Howard rejects the charge that his government spent wastefully, saying that ''the reason Australia dodged the global downturn was due to the strong fiscal position of the...
Peter Martin AUSTRALIA'S most needless wasteful spending took place under the John Howard-led Coalition government rather than under the Whitlam, Rudd or Gillard Labor governments, a study has found.