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Peter Martin is the Economics Editor for The Age.
Peter Martin The Abbott government has rejected a plan to merge the Bureau of Statistics with the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, part of a suite of measures put forward by the bureau to help it find...
Peter Martin Australians are leaving NSW in greater numbers than they are arriving.
Peter Martin Australians will become increasingly starved of adult company in the decades ahead with an extra million living by themselves and an extra half a million becoming sole parents.
Peter Martin A new analysis says Victoria's unemployment rate is on track to exceed Tasmania's in 2016-17 .
Peter Martin, Mark Kenny Tony Abbott's Commission of Audit has recommended massive cuts to the size of government, with whole agencies to be abolished, privatised, or devolved to the states, in what would be the biggest...
James Massola and Peter Martin There is something of the crazy-brave in the hard line on industry assistance the Abbott government is taking
Peter Martin, Daniel Hurst Demonstrators have packed into Garema Place in Canberra’s CBD to protest against the government’s climate change policies.
Peter Martin The jobs market is on the slide with layoffs and unusually weak public service recruitment providing a sobering start to the year.
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 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...
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.
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.
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.