Peter Martin is a Visiting Fellow at the Crawford School of Public Policy, and Business and Economy Editor of The Conversation.

A former Commonwealth Treasury official and former economics editor of The Age, he has reported on economics since 1985.

Fields of expertise



Why Australian workers’ true cost of living has climbed far faster than we’ve been told

Why is Prime Minister Anthony Albanese suddenly so keen to deliver extra cost-of-living relief — keen enough to…

24 January 2024


How new industrial relations laws could finally end wage pain

Imagine you were trying to design a system that would hold back wages. You would design one pretty…

29 November 2022


Australia needs an honest conversation about tax and budgets

Jim Chalmers is a wily operator. Ahead of delivering his first budget next Tuesday, he has given himself room…

18 October 2022

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