Peter Martin

Peter Martin

Peter Martin is the Economics Editor for The Age.

Abbott government has mountains to climb

James Massola and Peter Martin There is something of the crazy-brave in the hard line on industry assistance the Abbott government is taking

Environment officials in fear of Coalition

A sea of red and orange as Canberrans came out for the National Day of Climate Action.

Peter Martin, Daniel Hurst Demonstrators have packed into Garema Place in Canberra’s CBD to protest against the government’s climate change policies.

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Weak job figures hit new year

Federal Minister for the Status of Women, Kate Ellis.

Peter Martin The jobs market is on the slide with layoffs and unusually weak public service recruitment providing a sobering start to the year.

Public sector vacancies dive

Chris Caton.

Noel Towell and Peter Martin Canberra's public sector has recorded its lowest number of job vacancies since the early years of the Howard government, according to new figures from the Bureau of Statistics.

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Matt Wade and PETER MARTIN

Is the boom really over?

MINING

Matt Wade and PETER MARTIN Australia's mining boom was never going to last for ever. Tucked away in the budget papers two years ago were estimates from Treasury and Geoscience Australia about how long each of the nation's...

Rates cut fails to dint household woe

Peter Martin, Eric Johnston The Reserve Bank is worried Australians are unreasonably pessimistic about the economy and it believes the campaign against the carbon tax is to blame.

Plea to spare sole parents from 'disturbing' Newstart push

Peter Martin The Australian Council of Social Service has made a last-minute plea to the Prime Minister to spare sole parents from budget cuts worth up to $60 per week.

Canberrans dine out on rate cut but shun shops

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Peter Martin, Peter Jean We are eating out rather than shopping with the first retail figures for the year showing spending at cafes and restaurants up 4.3 per cent in January.