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.
Matt Wade and PETER MARTIN
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.